From the rugged western shores of the Isle of Skye comes a richly flavored maritime malt. Traditionally matured for 18 years in oak casks.
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Volume: 750 ML
Category: Single Malts
Age: 18 Year Old
Current Owner: Diageo.
Production Capacity: 1,900,000 litres.
House style: A little peaty, but particularly peppery, this "Lava of the Cuillins" is undoubtedly one of the greats with a complex of heather, rope and smoke.
Talisker is the only distillery on Skye. The word ‘talisker’ can be derived from the High Scots word Talamh Sgeir and refers to the echo cliff which lies close to the distillery. In 1823 there were seven licensed distilleries recorded on Skye, not to mention the dozens of illicit stills that would have been operating as well.
A significant part of the production at Talisker is used in the popular Johnnie Walker whisky. However, the number of official single malt bottlings has increased in recent years. Talisker is known primarily for their 10 year-old single malt which is also included in the ‘Six Classic Malts’ collection. Talisker is currently the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, although plans exist to build a new distillery somewhere on the island.
Quite fruity and floral, with a delicate pastry sweetness, along with more traditional Talisker notes of brine, seaweed and a warming peppery finish.
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