Matured in American Oak Hogshead and Finished in casks featuring staves that endured quite a journey. Adventurer James Aiken took the staves on a 3,264 mile journey across the Atlantic aboard his boat, The Oaken Yarn, after which they returned to Scotland to become casks and finish this very expression.
Mellow overall and slightly spicy, with a fruity top note of bruised apple and a smooth, aromatic hint of wax. Beneath these scents lie intriguing rich layers of aroma; notes of canvas and varnished wood mingle with maritime hints of seaair and warm sand, all swirling above a faintly smoky and waxy base.
A smooth texture and a vibrant, juicy start introduce a sweet, rich, intensity with a fresh, balancing splash of ocean salt spray. The effect becomes lightly drying before Talisker’s peppery warmth envelops the palate. Mesmerising overall, it cascades with smooth, rich flavour and is excellent to drink neat.
Wonderfully long, with a considerable sweet chilipepper warmth that suffuses the whole palate.