The next NAS Talisker in front of me. The 57% Talisker 57 north.
This amber gold dram leaves long legs.
Alcohol and smoke are both very strong. The salty smoke is pleasant but the alcohol begs for dilution. When the alcohol finaly is tamed the complex layers appear. Light summer fruits, bitter nut, spicy cinnamon, and a surprisingly sweet peat.
The oily taste has everything I like. A lot of alcohol and the usual peppery smoke. A little fruit in the back and a salty spray at front. Iodine completes.
The second zip is much more complex than the first. A little metallic youthness
loses some points here.
The finish leaves you snapping for breath. It's very long and very spicy.
First it starts of sweet, but a smooth teeth covering kick follows. Now the spice begins to swell rapidly. Until you run short of oxygen.
When everything is cooled down, a bittery sweetness appears and lingers for quite a while. Wow!
Very smoky, spicy and alcoholic. But what a NAS from Talisker this is again.
It only lost some points on it's youthness and on it's heavy thirst for water.
This kick in the ass, scored 92 points.