Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillers Edition 2017 was double-matured in ex-bodega Amoroso cask wood for rich and fruity sweetness. Limited quantities worldwide. Distilled 2007. Bottled 2017.
Nose - Extremely sharp and well-focussed; no lingering, rambling smoke but instead a wonderful sultana sweetness.
Taste - Crisp peat softens to enormous richness, with sweet, roasty malt and a heathery dryness. Sherry replaces the usual pepper with luscious, oily sweetness.
Finish - Deep cocoa notes, magnificent vanilla and lingering, earthy peat. Very engaging; great sweet-dry balance, led by sweetness.