Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18yo GB 70cl

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Country Scotland
Spirit Type Malt and Deluxe Whisky
Brand Talisker
Size 70cl
ABV 45.8%
Serving Suggestion The Big Smoke, a whisky martini made with vodka, Talisker and a lemon twist, is a superbly flavoursome aperitif.
Talisker 18 year old is a stunning balance of peat, spice and sweetness. Mild-mannered and sweet to begin with, then more assertive, warming and smoky. This is a true masterpiece from one of Scotland's greatest distilleries, and was named 'Best Single Malt Whisky in the World' at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007.

On the nose, Rich and fruity Victoria plums, greengages, perhaps dried orange peel with some butterscotch or rum toffee and a thread of smoke behind. In the mouth it is Full bodied, pleasant and smooth, sweet in front, then more assertive, with a whiff of smoke. The overall effect is warming. The development is towards smoke, coal-tar and toffee. The finish is medium length with the characteristic chilli 'catch' in.

Country Of Origin: Scotland
Talisker is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky made by the sea on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged, yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. Few whiskies tell the story of their origin better than Talisker. Its smell and taste instantly connect the drinker with the rugged environment � like a warm welcome from a wild sea. It�s a powerhouse; challenging but adored; once discovered rarely left.

In 1825, Hugh MacAskill of Eigg acquired Talisker House and the north end of the Minginish peninsula on the rugged, beautiful Isle of Skye.

Five years later, he and his brother had built what was to become one of the world�s most popular distilleries on the shore of Loch Harport. In fact, by as early as 1898, Talisker was one of the best selling malt whiskies in the UK.

Through fire, war and financial crises, this northern outpost has remained strong: producing consistently fine whiskies which, once tried, are rarely forgotten.

Sitting amongst the Inner Hebridean Scottish Isles, Skye is rugged, windswept, a place of extremes. The only whisky on Skye, Talisker captures the spirit of its island home perfectly. Bursting with the famous smokiness, the surprising subtle notes of black pepper, and yet rounded with a smooth finish, Talisker is a delicious contradiction.

Intense and powerful, the Talisker family all have a peated, smoky flavour. This flavour comes from the peat burned during the malting process, and carries on it the salted smoke of an island battered by wind and waves. Beneath the smoke you�ll find soft fruits and cereal notes, and in the older expressions a rich vanilla imbued by the aging process.
Country Of Origin: Scotland

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