Balblair have changed their focus from vintages and move towards age and cask choice. This single malt has been matured initially in American oak, ex bourbon casks, followed by time in the rich influence of the first fill Spanish oak butts.
On the nose it is leatherwood honey and spicy gingerbread followed by juicy prunes and fresh lemon peel. To the palate we get a velvet texture, bursting with dark chocolate, tropical fruits and spices. The finish is long and mellow, with notes of cream, vanilla and citrus.
Talisker 18 years old 45.8% 70cl
Time has mellowed but not tamed this powerful 18 year old Talisker, made beside Loch Harport in the shadow of the Cuillin range. A rich, swet nose introduces familiar, smoky maritime aromas. Full-bodied, this smooth malt opens sweetly, then becomes mor...