Talisker

8 Years Old, 2018 Special Releases

ABV 59.4%
REVIEWED Issue 156
Specifications
Brand:
Expression: 8 Years Old, 2018 Special Releases
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 59.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 156
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Something really hospital-esque about this. TCP mixed with mint. Citrus emerges: fresh-squeezed limes and brown sugar. Then lovely smoked bacon.
Palate: That bacon note continues. Sweetness comes in the form of maple syrup. A cracked black pepper edge and a little sea salt. Smoked almonds too.
Finish: Fades gently, with that wonderful smoke profile still holding court.
Comment: A good mix of old-school TCP notes and sweetness. A lovely whisky.
8.8
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Notes of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, vanilla scented candles and rock salt are quickly dominated by the aroma of wicker baskets filled with roasted hazelnuts and wet autumn leaves.
Palate: Unbaked cookie dough and salted caramel followed by vibrant citrus fruits that cut through the saltiness and allow a rich blackcurrant tang to appear.
Finish: Fresh and vibrant fruits fall away, with the rock salt lengthening the palate.
Comment: Salivating and dehydrating all at the same time.
8.6
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