Talisker 2009 (Douglas Laing Provenance)

This Talisker 2009 was bottled at 8 years of age in Douglas Laing’s Provenance Coastal Collection, a series of four bottlings honouring the islands and the seas.

It’s young and comes from a refill cask – that could leave us with the natural character of this distillery.



Talisker 8 Years - Douglas Laing ProvenanceTalisker 8 yo 2009 (48%, Douglas Laing ‘Provenance Coastal Collection’ 2018, refill hogshead #12611, 319 btl.)

Nose: quite maritime indeed, very spirit-driven with echoes of the newmake. Beach sand, sea breeze and hints of wet shells. Malty notes underneath, a little pear and sweet lemon. Light hints of pencil shavings.

Mouth: salty liquorice, brine, sweet lemon candy and gingery notes around a malty core. Mild peat smoke, this is more about the sea than the land. A light hint of spearmint.

Finish: medium, with fruity notes, brine and some wood char.

A young and simple, but enjoyable Talisker that is particularly suited for this coastal collection. Available from Master of Malt or Douglas Laing direct, or a sister cask from TWE.

Score: 84/100