Talisker 8 years Special Release 2018 is the latest addition to the series, but is packed with character. The whiskey aged in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and bottled at cask strength. The fragrance opens with menthol sweets, lemon, vanilla and bacon. The flavor also includes grilled bacon, chocolate, lemon juice, salt and pepper. The finish is long and soft with light hereby keys of ash and smoke.