Adams blurb: This is, in my humble opinion the greatest go to dram. If I had to drink whisky everyday, this would be the one. Perfect balance of fruit and spice, a light ping of spice and salt and smoke wakes up the entire palate. I would take this over one of the older or fancier aged statement Taliskers. They nailed it with the 10 year expression.
Official tasting notes:
The classic dram from Skye. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this classic malt has been recognised numerous times for its excellence. A fresh nose with sweet smoke, pear, apple and a smack of salt on the lips. Touches of spice with a long finish.Powerful, peat smoke with just a hint of seawater saltiness and citrus sweetness on the nose. The body is full with a rich dried-fruit sweetness, clouds of smoke and barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Pepper builds and finishes long, warming and spicy with a touch of appetising sweetness.• Double Gold | 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.