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 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.