Talisker 8 Years Old 2021 Special Release 70cl 59.7°
This 8-year-old Talisker, of a classic and well-structured character, is of disarming lucidity, reckless nature and great power through its smoke.
Sitting on the shores of Loch Harport, Talisker does not lose its splendour in the face of the storms that batter the Isle of Skye. Surrounded by rich and grandiose landscapes shaped by natural elements, it is a whisky truly crafted by the sea that the distillery delivers.
This furious Single Malt gives off cereal, smoky and iodized aromas, then unveils pleasant notes of salt and smoke. From very heavily peated barrels, the fire that animates this sea monster is released in the finish: it is all the power of the sea, which then explodes.
The Special Releases series from Maison Diageo is a set of limited edition bottlings. This highly coveted collection is recognized and appreciated. For its 2021 edition, Diageo has chosen 8 cask-strength Single Malt Scotch whiskies from rare and original casks.
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.