Let’s see how a whisky from the Isle of Skye, double matured in Amoroso cask wood, stacks up to its younger brother.
The nose opens up with wood and peppermint. Talisker Distillers Edition is smoky with plenty of ocean influences. It’s medicinal, with rich vanilla and red wine (sherry) at the tail end of the nose. Oddly, I pick up a strong bourbon scent, too.
In the mouth, Talisker Distillers Edition is a tamer version of Ardbeg Uigeadail. It’s heavy on leather and oak; smoky but not overdone. The sherry influence mixes very well. It’s salty and oily – a complex Scotch that keeps you guessing and guessing.
Like putting out a fire, Talisker Distillers Edition ends smoky. The finish is salty and sweet and here to stay; a wonderful Scotch worth trying!