Nose: Boot leather, sea water, crayons. Sweet malt, with a slight whiff of sulphur.
Palate: Boiled sweets, vanilla, apricot, acidic peat, lemon, and iodine.
Finish: Salt and pepper, and slightly drying mouthfeel of stewed tea leaves.
Quite a simple, but tasty dram. Sweet and peat, at a good cask strength. It’s more interesting than standard Talisker but I don’t think I’d buy a bottle at the distillery for £90.
There’s nothing outrageous going on with the flavour, but it’s a solid whisky. If someone was offering, I wouldn’t turn down a second measure.
Samples available on WhiskySample.nl for €14.50.