Talisker 1986 Secret Stills 1.2 Island single malt Scotch whisky. Matured in three first fill sherry butts from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. Limited release of 1,860 bottles.
Very clean and intense, with light smoke soon appearing. Creamy toffee, with fruit acidity. The palate is sweet to start, with smoke and tar abruptly exploding around the middle of the mouth. Sweet-centred like liqueur chocolate.
Talisker Single Malt Whisky
Brothers Hugh and Keneth MacAskill Talisker Distillery was established at Carbost on the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland in 1830 with construction commencing the following year. Soaking up its own reflection from Loch Harport one day yet fending off North Atlantic gales the next. Talisker is an Islands malt whisky distillery equipped with five stills and has retained its traditional five round wooden worm tubs. There is an excellent range of official bottlings, including Talisker 10 Year Old and Distillers Edition supplemented by independent bottlings in the Secret Stills and Old Malt Cask ranges.