Talisker is for many the complete, even the only single malt. These three different expressions, each in its own way true to the sweet, powerful Talisker style, make for fascinating comparison.
10 Year Old - A soft, smoky nose introduces an enticing, sweet taste. Full-bodied and smooth, at this age Talisker is strikingly muscular, with an award winning, robust, deep intensity. It has a long, richly warming finish.
Distillers Edition - This is double-matured in Amoroso wood. There's near perfection in the bitter-sweet harmony experienced here, as the familiar sweet smokiness of Talisker smooths out, not to pepper, but to rich, sweet, juicy fruit. The nose is extremely sharp and focused, with a sultana sweetness. A really full-bodied Talisker - the peat, crisp at first, softens to enormous richness in the mouth, then wafts around the palate with sweet, roasted malt and heathery dryness. The finish shows deep cocoa note, vanilla and earthy peat. It is exemplary in balance between sweet and dry.
57 North - A clean and intense nose, with light smoke soon appearing. Sweet yet salty, with a savoury sharpness that balances the explosion of smoke that follows. A volcanic, intensely appealing Talisker with all the uncompromising strength of character of Skye itself.