“Famously distinctive Island malt. From the western Scottish island of Skye. I believe that the volcanic rock of Skye contributes to the pungent aroma; peppery flavour; and big finish. Unusual still design may add a further dimension.” Michael Jackson, whisky writer and expert. On the shores of Loch Harport, the village of Carbost is home to Sky ... Read More »
A half bottle of Talisker whisky, distilled in 1955. This was bottled in February 1995, just before reaching 40 years maturation. This single cask release has been bottled at a respectable cask strength of 52.9%.
A bottle of 8 year old Talisker. Dating from the 1970s, the same decade the maltings at the distillery closed and barley began to be imported from Glen Ord (the nearest maltings 100 miles away). Beautifully presented in a green box to match the glass.
A beautiful (and very rare) Talisker 12 year old, bottled at 43% at some point in the 1980s before they switched to their now-habitual 45.8%. With this being a litre bottle, is it possible that this was an early foray into the duty-free market, perhaps?
A 1956 vintage Talisker from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. This heavily sherried cask thankfully was unharmed by a fire at the distillery on 22nd November 1960 which caused substantial damage.
A 1955 vintage Talisker from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their cask strength series of releases. Bottled in 1993, this spent almost 40 years in wood, the majority, if not all in sherry casks. Awarded an impressive 92 points by the Malt Maniacs.