Talisker 41YO ,The Bodega Series No.2, 70cl
The Talisker Bodega Series is an exploration of Talisker’s more than century-old
relationship with the Spanish Sherry region and the prestigious Sherry producer
Delgado Zuleta. The Series uses only the oldest and most precious liquids from the
depths of Talisker’s stocks and the most special Sherry casks from Delgado Zuleta
to produce unique and powerful cask strength Talisker single malts. The Bodega
Series is where the wild of Skye meets the warmth of Spain - representing a journey
across the sea from Cadiz to Skye.
APPEARANCE: Bright amber with deep golden lights. Astonishingly good beading for this strength.
NOSE: A mild nose-feel, dry and maritime overall, with light prickle from the sheer characyer of the spirit. The aroma
presents salty-spicy top-notes and a sweet, mellow fruity middle with hints of slightly caramelised apple crumble. The
base is lightly maritime, with faded boat varnish, dried fish, and just a suggestion of smok. A drop of water alters this
very little, but brings up more smoky notes. Now softer overall
BODY:Medium to full
PALATE: Great to drink at natural strength, when the taste seamlessly moves from sweetness through saltiness to
pepper, smoke, fire and brimstone and is delicious to drink straight. The mouth-filling texture is rich and smooth. The
taste starts with the sweetness of soft fudge, then a balancing saltiness gradually yeilds to a peppery heat that lasts and
lasts. The expected chilli-pepper kick at the back is gloriously unmuted. Sweeter, more savoury and smoky when
reduced, it’s still delicious, while the pepper still finds a way through.
FINISH: Long, hot, smoky and delicious, with mouth-cooling Sichuan pepper in the aftertaste amid lingering threads
of peat smoke. Adding water reduces the heat while lengthening the finish.