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Talisker 25 year old, 45.8%

Price: $353.00 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Previously only available as part of Diageo's annual Special Releases program, and now bottled at the classic Talisker strength of 45.8%, instead of cask strength. Initially salty, then sweet and spicy on the nose, with summer berries, heather honey, and an earthy note, plus subtle peat. Spicy and drying on the slightly waxy palate, with licorice, aniseed, and prominent peat embers. The finish is medium in length, peppery, and relatively tannic. £225