Talisker 18 Year old
Sharp Citrus and Coast
8th Aug 2012
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Tasting Notes by numen
Nose: honey, smoke, brine, spice, acidic orange. A coastal saltiness that reminds me of licking an oyster shell or smooth stone on the shore (who hasn't?)
Palate: subtle full fruit and honeysuckle dominate the entry, which gives way to a gentle peat. Light and clean.
Finish: medium finish with a balance of apple-orange sweetness and peat. Incredibly smooth, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.
With some water, more floral notes, along with yellow fruit and honey-suckle, appear. sweetness becomes more pronounced on the palate, but peat wins the finish. I've noticed that glassware with broad bowls tend to emphasize the sweetness in this -- more as a point of interest than anything else.