Just got in a few bottles of my favorite Talisker release, the extremely limited 25 year. Not much of this made it to San Francisco and while they’ve done small releases like this the last few years, there’s no guarantee they’ll have enough to do a release next year or any time soon. Basically it’s a get it while you can kind of thing. The 25 year has Talisker’s signature brininess and intense peat with a beautifully lush balance of oak from the longer aging. I get flavors of seaweed, camp fire, black pepper, gravel, stoney minerals, browned butter and burnt caramel. Wildly complex and engaging yet approachable and creamy. Definitely a winner!