Talisker 8 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2020), 57.9%

Price: $119 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The youngest of the 2020 Special Releases. Warm tar, farmyard, charcuterie, and faint iodine on the fruity nose. Peppery stewed fruits and gentle woodsmoke on the voluptuous palate. Very prickly in the long finish, with fruit-and-nut dark chocolate and chile paste. An intriguing and attractive take on Talisker.