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Talisker 57% North Island single malt whiskey from the Skye Distillery. A classic, intense, vigorous Talisker with a unique strength of character, which becomes deeper and more approachable when water is added. It's like looking out to sea with a storm brewing.
The nose is very clean and intense, with light smoke soon appearing. Creamy toffee, with pronounced fruit acidity. Tart fruit, sweet to start, with smoke and tar abruptly exploding around the middle of the mouth. Sweet-centred, a little like liqueur chocolate, yet tempered by a savoury edge that stops things becoming too polite. The finish is oily and fairly medicinal with a drying tartness.
Talisker Single Malt Whiskey
Brothers Hugh and Keneth MacAskill Talisker Distillery was established at Carbost on the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland in 1830 with construction commencing the following year. Soaking up its own reflection from Loch Harport one day yet fending off North Atlantic gales the next. Talisker is an Islands malt whisky distillery equipped with five stills and has retained its traditional five round wooden worm tubs. There is an excellent range of official bottlings, including Talisker 10 Year Old and Distillers Edition supplemented by independent bottlings in the Secret Stills and Old Malt Cask ranges.