Talisker - Special Release - 2002 15 year old

70cl / 700ml / 57.3%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Talisker
Series / Description
Special Release
Vintage
2002
Year Bottled
2019
Age
15 year old
Alcohol ABV
57.3%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
American Oak
Packaging
Cardboard Tube
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP11396
£109.95

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Product Description

A new 15 year old age stated Talisker. Matured in re-charred American Oak casks, this has a sweet and rounded flavour with added depth and spiciness.

Official Tasting Notes

Nose - A mild nose-feel, with a noticeably spicy prickle, and lightly nose-drying. The aroma is immediately maritime, with notes of sea salt, dry seaweed, peeling boat varnish and warm sand, on a base of smouldering peat. Very spicy and malty. Honey and smoke. Even a drop of water suppresses much of this.

Palate - A mouth-filling texture at natural strength. The taste is at first unexpectedly rich and sweet before a spiciness asserts itself, with a pinch of salt. The trademark chilli catch as you swallow is still there, while the pepperiness on the palate comes across in complex waves of drying spiciness. Interestingly, all these tastes are enhanced by a little water, which makes the effect more rounded, sweeter, and spicier still.

Finish - Long and spicy, with a delightful aftertaste. Lightly drying. With water, longer, spicier and more peppery. Leaves a thread of smoke on the tongue.