"The great whiskies I’ve chosen for this blend have matured through at least 18 cold winters and warm summers. It’s a long time to wait, but it’s worth it."">
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Appearance: Full Amber
Nose: Rich and deep. A balance of oak and sandalwood. Light spice, charred toffee and red berries.
Body: Medium to full bodied mouth texture.
Palate: Sweet and spicy. Notes of demerara sugar, dark chocolate, cherry jam, light tobacco. Classic characteristics of Mortlach meatiness.
Finish: Smooth and dry, with a palate of bitter plum.">
Appearance: Old Copper
Nose: Dense, elegant & intriguing. Dried fruit, cedar wood, leather and tobacco.
Body: Robust and rich. Palate clinging
Palate: Robust palate with a coating of oiliness. Aromatic citrus. Hints of wood spice opening into a dark, meatiness of barbecue pork crackling. Berries, jam & cocoa nibs add brightness
Finish: Deep and complex, with gingerbread, raisin and a hint of liquorice.">
Color: Warm gold.
Nose: Unreduced, a quiet nose, not hugely assertive, yet quite maritime. Fresh ship’s varnish. Faint nose prickle. Spicy, briny, with distant smoke.
Body: Smooth and firm in body.
Palate: At bottled strength, a gentle start, immediately building in intensity. Slow and sweet, then kicks in peppery and hot, with significant balancing bitterness and salt, and a little smoke.
Finish: Long, warming, slightly bitter and very drying, with a little smokiness.
"Comes across initially to me as reserved, perhaps even elegant for a Talisker. Soothing too, with an oily texture. Quite fruity (orange, tangerine, apricot), perhaps even floral, with a delicate pastry sweetness. Then the more traditional Talisker notes kick in -- brine, seaweed, warming pepper -- repeated in the finish. A high-quality Talisker; albeit a bit reserved at times. I love the oily, viscous texture." -John Hansell, Whisky Advocate Spring 2010">