Talisker 25 2005
Always a highly anticipated special release from Diageo, this 25 year old Talisker was released in 2005 at cask strength, part of an outturn of 15,600 bottles.
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The nose is rich and pungent. There are thick notes of bitumen and tarry ropes followed by a butyric note, driftwood and Calvados. Salty butter and hot pastries with a coastal character. There are some bruised petal notes and thick oak. Herbal notes and ground almond with an earthen note. The palate is very full and firm. There is a touch of sweetness with a chewy peat and notes of smoke and fennel. There is a refined coastal character with a little toffee and peppery spices. The finish is long with a coastal character and a little sweetness with a peppery oaked note.
This is the greatest!
8th October 2012