Robert Louis Stevenson called Talisker the “king o’ drinks” and for over 175 years, the distillation process has remained virtually unchanged.
- Appearance: Rich amber
- Nose: Powerful peat smoke with just a hint of the seawater salt of fresh oysters, with a citrus sweetness.
- Palate: A rich, dried-fruit sweetness, clouds of smoke, strong barley-malt flavors, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth.
- Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetizing sweetness.
EDUCATION RECAP AND TAKEAWAYS
I’d say it is important to have a strong idea of which specific element of Tiki it is that you are focusing on, and how it will work in your cocktail – do your homework.
Finding unique links between distant cultures, time periods, flavors and figures could be just the ticket to create some new content – chances are, you’ll uncover a nugget of sensational information, creating an “aha!” or “eureka!” moment for you, your bar team and your guests. Don’t forget to have fun and add a little whimsy to the story.