Talisker - 18y, 45.8%
A master class in a bottle. Balance of peat, spices, and floral sweetness. Achieved with a good quality original spirit brought to its best with a mix of sherry and bourbon casks.
It is accepted that the optimum time for the marriage of new spirit and casks happens inbetween the ages of 15 to 20 years. 18 sits more or less bang in the middle of that.