n: plastic toy on the beach, a litle fruit (prunes) in pickle brine and light paper smouldering smoke.
t: dark fruits (mostly prunes) with salt and a more pronounced peat smoke than usually found in Talisker. Follows the nose, but I find the fruit doesn't come together with the brine and smoke and this is like a bunch of notes but there isn't a tune.
NOSE A velvet smokiness comes first followed by an amazingly inviting combination of tropical citrus, honey, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch pudding, saltwater taffy and a touch of brine.
TASTE What can I say other than wow. Smoky caramel, orange zest, vanilla cake, Werther’s Original, smoked ham, malt, smoked paprika and a host of other fantastic savory notes. There is a buttery quality to it that is as pleasant as can be.
FINISH The peat seems to kick up a bit in the aftertaste but gives way to a nice smoky grain and wood for a medium finish.