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If you really like your whiskies salty, which I quite like, then this will be right up your alley. It even out-brines Old Pulteney 12, which I also love for it's salty/barley mix.
This is a salty/peaty mix, and verges on too much salt sometimes. There is as much peat, maybe more, than in the 10 year old, but not as much of a smokiness. I'd say that the 10 year is the better whisky, but oddly I had gone off the 10 year a bit before having this, and this has somehow really re-ignited my love for all things Talisker. Really enjoyed the distillers edition that I had recently as well, although it does feel odd for the Talisker smoke and brine to be reduced to the quiet background feature that it has there. I think that the 57' North sounds where it's at if I'm to be honest though. Really looking forward to that one!