Skye is the most northerly island of the Inner Hebrides and has a population of 10,000. Linked to the mainland by the 570m long Skye bridge (which is now free to use), it is a beautiful island and a popular tourist destination.
Talisker, located beside Loch Harport on the west coast of the island, is one of drinks giant Diageoís classic malts range. Taliskerís taste profile is peated (at around 18-22 ppm), peppery and reminiscent of the sea. This no-age statement edition was released in 2013.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Intense but with a light and fruity (melon and peaches?) edge. Peppery and peaty. Volcanic and rocky. More intense than the 10 year old.
Palate: Immediately intensely peppery and peaty and again that soft underlying fruity (this time more red fruits) edge which vies for attention with the usual Talisker volcanic elements.
Retails for around £35-40