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Prima & Ultima Talisker 41 year old 1979, 47.5%

Price: $32,450/set of 8 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




From the last four refill American oak hogsheads from 1979 matured in Talisker's warehouse 4, not the mainland, comes a coastal nose of sea grass, salt, sandy driftwood, and pink peppercorns, with an oily sweetness, lemon zest, and the dry smokiness of lapsang souchong tea and a distant garden bonfire. Sublime oiliness on the palate, with firm citrus, apricot, peppercorn, orange cake, vanilla, peach, and almond flavors. Quietly majestic. (556 bottles)