Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Scotland
We arrive on Iron Islands, home of the house Greyjoy, and we draw a parallel with Isle of Skye by putting their emblem Creak on a bottle of Talisker Select Reserve, a NAS happily bottled at the usual rate of the distillery, 45.8%.
I would have liked to utter a sausage proverb here, but let's keep the guideline and let's go not with the official words of the Greyjoy family (We do not sow), but rather with their other mantra:
What is Dead May Never Die.
Salt peat and sea bottom. Power waves crashing on the rocks. Black pepper and beach ash. Orange and chocolate, all lined with a big belt of old leather.
Salted caramel on peat smoke. Sea water, crazy spices, sodden oak. Power with which it is difficult to compete.
Long, hot, salty, smoky and assertive. Sea salt, peat, seaweed, sherry, wood. Pepper, caramel and red fruits almost too ripe.
Another big island whiskey. To bottle it to the usual degree of the distillery was I believe the best decision of the year. Simply spectacular. Theon Greyjoy would forget the fact that he has no more penis.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★