The First Editions - Talisker 9y, 2008, 54.5%, 342b
Distilled in 2008 - only 342 Bottles
Talisker is on the Isle of Skye and is known for producing a strongly peated whisky. This one however has a relatively light peat flavour and is relatively complex for a young whisky!
This young 9yo is bottled at cask strength and is a belter with spices, lemon but filled from a sherry butt that adds a bit of darker fruits and wood spice flavours to it. A lovely medium long lingering finish.
Natural colour and at cask strength. A pure whisky as you can get, direct from barrel to bottle.
The First Editions was set up by Andrew Laing of Hunter Laing and focuses on mostly older ages of single cask bottlings of whisky that he chooses. Hunter Laing was created when Douglas Laing split down the middle in 2013 and the two brothers Fred and Stewart went their separate ways although both stayed in the world of whisky.
Hunter Laing also now has Ardnahoe distillery on Islay with one of the best views ... weather permitting... looking over at the isle of Jura.