Founded in 1830, the Talisker distillery keeps faith with
traditional values. Surviving a disastrous fire in 1960, it was rebuilt around
exact copies of the old pot stills and worm tubs, preserving a method of
distillation found nowhere else. Through fire, war and financial crises, this
northern outpost – Skye’s oldest distillery – has remained strong. Today,
Talisker is for many the complete, even the only single malt.
Like the view of the sea from Talisker distillery doors, this
whisky is complex, and takes a while for your palate to appreciate some of the
more salty, peaty notes. Each expression has its own forthright personality,
offering something distinct from the rest, and yet they all belong to the same
breed – whisky for the adventurer, those happiest close to nature. Extra time in
cask has mellowed but not tamed the powerful character of this 18 year old
Talisker, made beside Loch Harport in the jagged shadow of the Cuillin range.
Rich, sweet fruit on the nose introduces gradually smokier, more maritime aromas
that devotees will swiftly recognize. Full-bodied, this pleasingly smooth
expression opens sweetly on the palate, then becomes more assertive, with a
whiff of smoke.
Talisker Single Malt Scotch 18 Year Old
A rich and full-bodied single malt matured in a variety of casks, which
were previously used to age bourbon and sherry, for a minimum of 18 years. A
pleasantly sweet and warming malt from the wild and stormy island of Skye.
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Talisker 18 years old is a masterpiece from one of
Scotland's greatest distilleries, and was named 'Best Single Malt Whisky in the
World' at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007.
Talisker has a fine setting beside a west Skye sea loch,
giving an unusual salty tang to the distillery's 25 (and newly released) 34
year-old whiskies. You can taste the whiskies in the vaulted barrel room,
surrounded by handsome oak containers holding whisky which will sit for decades
before it's enjoyed.
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