From the 2019 yearly release from Diageo is this 15 year old single malt from Talisker. This is the first ever release of "The King o'Drinks..." a 15 year old matured only in freshly charred American oak hogsheads. They have imbued the sweetness, depth of taste and complexity of the mature distillery character.
Talisker has been part of life on the shores of Skye since 1830 and today is the islands oldest working distillery. Famous world wide for a full bodied, rich character and powerful peppery finale, it is made by the sea, like the oyster beds that teem with life in the clear waters of the islands west coast.
The aroma is maritime, with notes of sea salt, dry seaweed and warm sand on smouldering peat. The texture is smooth, the taste is unexpectedly rich and sweet before a growing spice comes through with a pinch of salt and chilli pepper. The finish is long, spicy and drying.