The bouquet opens with the quintessential Talisker nose of earthy peat, iodine and toffee with a big dose of malt, mild lemongrass and dense smoke that coats the palate, while pepper and dried fruit fill the powerful finish. Talisker is simply one of the greatest distilleries in Scotland, and this is a must have.
What makes Talisker single malt Scotch whisky so special? As an experienced team, they've all seen fashions come and go in whisky making, but not at Talisker. For over 175 years, their distillation process has remained virtually unchanged. Even a fire in 1960 wasn't going to stop them from making Talisker the traditional way. Instead, they painstakingly recreated our unique wash stills, meticulously following the original design in a typically Skylan triumph of quiet perseverance over adversity. Over the years they may have introduced the necessary health and safety improvements, but despite the seemingly relentless march of progress, they will always double-distil the spirit to create a rich, deep character embodying the maritime characteristics of a whisky made by the sea. Their attention to detail means we will always produce a great dram.