Insider knowledge: Talisker 20 Year Old (2003 Release) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Talisker 20 Year Old (2003 Release) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Wood smoke, fierce Talisker black pepper, straw, herbal, bourbon spices.
Palate: Big and full, vanilla, herbal notes, a hint of iodine perhaps, tangy and savoury.
Finish: Long, spices, tingling, huge.