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Talisker 40 Years Old 1978 70cl 50°

Archive Talisker 40 Years Old 1978 70cl 50°

Distillery : Talisker / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23500

Originating from the Talisker Bodega series, Talisker 40 years old is an exploration of maturation in different Sherry casks, on a selection of exceptional Single Malts, paying tribute to Talisker's close relationships for more than a century with the "golden triangle of Sherry".

First in the Talisker Bodega series, this 1978 vintage has matured in 40-year-old Sherry Amontillado casks from Delgado Zuleta, the most recognised and oldest winery in the Marco de Jerez region of Spain, with whom Talisker was once trading in the 1900s.

Titrating at 50 degrees, this 40-year-old Talisker is surprisingly complex: a delicate peat, a subtle oakiness, a gourmet fruity and iconic notes of the distillery.

With only 2,000 bottles produced around the world, this exceptional liquid rests in a beautiful silkscreened bottle that is wrapped in a hand-carved oak box, evoking the many stages of this whisky's journey through time.

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Caractéristiques

Volume0.7 L
ABV50 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryTalisker
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
Age40 years
MaturationSherry Casks
PeatLightly Peated
Reference:23500

A few miles away from the west coast of the Highlands sits the Isle of Skye, with its rugged coastline and windswept peat lands.


The small coastal town of Carboast, on the shores of Loch Harport and on the foothills of the Cuillins,  is nestled in a region battered by the winds and sea breeze, Talisker. This is where the only one distillery of the island chose to settle – one of the most prestigious and isolated of all.


Back in 1825, Hugh and Kenneth Mac Askill decided to establish themselves on the Isle of Skye. They quickly grew fond of their adoptive region, and rented a plot in Carbost to build, in 1830, the Talisker distillery. Laden with salt, lava and peat, the distillery bottles exceptional Single Malts, known for their spicy, powerful character.


Because of the unique character and quality of Talisker whiskies, the distillery features in the Classic Malts Selection. Created more than 20 years ago, this selection recognises Single Malts crafted in the tradition of iconic distilleries, and offers the most impressive whisky styles Scotland has to offer.

Colour: deep gold.

Nose: light and rich. The meeting of dried fruit, citrus zest, precious wood with salty and slightly smoked notes. The addition of a few drops of water brings out citrus notes, smoked and slightly buttered.

Palate: a natural power, a very refined texture, slightly oily and enveloping. A fruity taste in the first mouth that then becomes salty and spicy to finish on a warm and peppery finish. As flavours spread over the palate, Talisker's trademark is quickly felt with peaty, salty and spicy notes.

Finish: long and warm, with a slight taste of hazelnut and embers.