A straight, classic Talisker. This is a peated Talisker 8 Year Old that is everything you would hope for. It matured in heavily peated refill casks, and was bottled at a cask strength 59.7% abv. This one harkens back to the paired-back production methods of history. Distilled in 2012 and bottled in 2021, this dram is free from colouring and chill filtration.
A sweet, maritime character emerges on the nose, alongside seaweed and smoke. The palate is soft, oily and with lingering salty, peaty, and smoky notes. The finish is persistent, warming, and a good deal smoky.