Talisker Distillers Edition Amoroso Finish 2003 Single Malt Whisky.
Double Matured finished in Amoroso casks.
Distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2014.
Talisker Distillers Edition Amoroso Finish 2003 Whisky Tasting Notes;
kindly supplied by Diageo.
After its usual aging process in American oak casks, the whisky undergoes a second maturation in casks previously holding sherry. The result is older, sweeter and richer than the regular bottlings.
“Crisp peat at first then softens to enormous richness in the mouth. There’s sweet, roasty malt with a heathery dryness. The sherry notes keep back some of the usual Talisker pepperiness. In its place is luscious, slightly oily sweetness – with ripe, juicy fruit and vanilla”. Donald John McEwen Process Operator.
Strength; 45.8% ABV. Colour; Chestnut brown.
On the nose; Sharp and well focussed; no lingering, rambling smoke here. A sultana sweetness. One of the most tantalising sherry noses, certainly the cleanest.
Palate; Crisp peat then softens to great richness in the mouth. Sweet, roasty malt with heathery dryness. Sherry notes keep back some pepper. In its place is luscious, slightly oily sweetness with juicy fruit and vanilla.
Finish; Some very deep cocoa notes, vanilla and lingering quite earthy peat. An enormously chewable single malt, with sweetness having the edge on dryness.