Talisker 10 Single Malt Whisky

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Talisker from Skye is a great Single Malt of the Island style. Smoky with peat and maritime characters of iodine and salt, Talisker offers an expressive palate that's intense but nuanced and rounded, with a memorable sense of place coming from this "storm-lashed" seaside distillery. Many connoisseurs' favourite - and a nice side-step from the many Islay Malts - Talisker is one to try, and to keep on the shelf for those cockle-warming moments.
$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $105.00 per bottle

Its Origins

Talisker is one of the most remote distilleries, lodged far from any neighbour in the small coastal community of Carbost at the head of Loch Harport. It was in 1825 that Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill came here from the smaller island of Eigg, first to bring sheep to Skye, leasing Macleod land at Carbost. They built Talisker Distillery in 1830 against the fiery protestations of the former parish Minister, the Rev. Roderick Macleod, who declared this "one of the greatest curses that... could befall it or any other place”. Disaster struck the distillery in November 1960, which was then still coal-fired, when fire burned down the still-room. The distillery was rebuilt fastidiously around exact copies of the old stills. Today, Talisker is one of the single malts in Diageo’s portfolio since 1988. A great deal is marketed as single malt, but Talisker is a part of the Johnnie Walker and White Horse blends too.

What The Critics Say

Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine Issue No. 5

Nose: A razor-sharp spiciness lances through demerara sweetness and rich peat. Absolutely magnificent. Palate: The enormous build up of spice adds to the multi-layered peat. The sweetness is almost like freshly crushed grist. Wave upon wave, layer upon layer of complexity. Finish: Massively warming and still spicy. The peat lingers while the spice bristles.Comment: A dram to be savoured and celebrated.

Variety Whisky
Volume 70 cl
Alcohol 45.80%

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