I was eager to try this, having tried the disappointing Port Ruighe, but impressed by Talisker Distiller's Edition, Johnnie Walker Black Label and Te Bheag (the last two blends containing Talisker in them). I was also eager after hearing the merits of this whisky from my great aunt. So lets start! At first there is no flavour, but like stewed fruit, the flavours burst like a soft, velvety bubble, a spicy rye appears with sweet spice, a bouquet of fruit and malt and the oak come together to create a delicious Espelette pepper and chocolate treat, the malt then falls back, leaving way to delicious stewed fruit, red fruit, jam, raspberries, blackberries, pina colada and praline. The fruit flavours subside with warm, Talisker peat warmly coating the mouth, a unique, soft kind of peat unlike any other. Throughout, unpredictably, lemon sherbet notes pop through. Yes, my notes are a little sketchy about this whisky: the exact order of flavours is hard to pin down, the exact spices, the exact fruit and the proper role of the peat... But this whisky was too seductive, charming and soon, the glass was empty... It is a miracle that I wrote any notes at all! Truly bewitching!!