Talisker 8 Year Old Special Releases 2018 is a wonderful cask strength dram sitting in at 59.4% ABV. Part of the 2018 Special Releases collection from Diageo, this exceptional expression is much like some of the very old releases from the distillery, so it’s been quite highly anticipated by the whisky community. On the nose it is quite medicinal and has some Bonjela type aromas along with some fruits and toffee. The palate is strong with wood smoke, pepper, barbecued meat and coffee with a little fruit. It’s complex, rich and deep for a young age release and we love it.