Distillation Year: 2002
Casks: From freshly charred American oak hogsheads
Region: Isle Of Skye
Place of Origin: Carbost
Availability: Limited quantities worldwide
Bottle Size: 700ml
Talisker has been part of life on the shores of Skye since 1830 and today is the island’s oldest working distillery. Famous the world over for a full bodied, rich character and powerful peppery finale, it is made by the sea, a fact that is self evident every time you take a sip of this iconic malt.
This is the first-ever release of Talisker as a 15 year old whisky. Matured only in freshly charred American oak hogsheads, they have imbued the sweetness, depth of taste and complexity of the mature distillery character with a fresh intensity.
The aroma is maritime, with notes of sea salt, dry seaweed, boat varnish and warm sand, on a base of smouldering peat.
The texture is smooth, the taste unexpectedly sweet with hints of charred pineapple before a growing spiciness comes through with a pinch of salt and chilli pepper.
The finish is long, spicy and drying.