Talisker - 25 Year Old 2011Island Malt Whisky
Appearance: Bright olive gold.
Nose: Nose drying. Seaweed and old oranges, with smoke in the distance and some chalk. Surprisingly fruity and juicy, although with clear Talisker identity. With water almost soapy, a waxy sweetness. Smoke still present, but now more fragrant.
Body: Firm. Slippery smooth.
Palate: Sweet and meek to start, with some acidity and saltiness. Extraordinary flavour development. Becomes dry, stony, minerally, dusty, toasty. Ground white pepper. Chillies.
Finish: Medium to long, slightly bitter, drying finish with a warming effect.