Douglas Laing Provenance (distilled at Talisker) 6 year old 2008, 46%

Price: $85 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

A single cask (#10699) bottling of Talisker, distilled in the winter of 2008 and matured in a refill hogshead before bottling in May 2015. Initially, a slight hint of new make, soon displaced by digestive biscuits, brine, and black pepper. Sweet oak, earthy peat, and orchard fruits on the palate. The finish is medium in length, with black coffee, licorice, and long-lasting spices.