Bright olive gold.
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.
Firm. Slippery smooth..
Sweet and meek to start, with some acidity and saltiness. Extraordinary flavour development. Becomes dry, stony, minerally, dusty, toasty. Ground white pepper. Chillies.
Medium to long, slightly bitter, drying finish with a warming effect.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - Ultimate Beverage Challenge (Mar 2011)