As princess kisses a few frogs to find her prince, I have had to kiss a few glasses of the golden nectar to find my Queen. The Talisker 18 YO has been matured in a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Talisker Skye has always been my go to. Exactly the kind of tipple that'll round off a…  More info, This was released to commemorate Talisker's 175th Birthday in 2005. All rights reserved. ... Master Of Malt. Still available on the Master of Malt site (and others). Allan dies and Thomas Mackenzie, who has been his partner, takes over. It's a no age statement release that's said to…  More info, This right here is a 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Talisker distillery. New owners are now Alexander Grigor Allan and Roderick Kemp. Talisker is now one of Diageo’s most distinguished single malt brands. Taste: Medium body. Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt Nose: Caramel, toasted sweet spices, vanilla and, as with many of the newer Taliskers, definite smoke. White pepper and mild oakiness. Talisker has been a welcome addition to this established series ever since, despite the fact that the distillery itself is pretty unusual. Pop your email address in below and we’ll let you know next time this product becomes available. As for its other characteristics: Nose – Sweet peaty smoke with a whiff of iodine. The classic stalwart of the Talisker family, a classic Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye, Double Gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017, Smooth and smoky flavours with a warm afterglow, The warm, subtle smokiness of Talisker 10 Year Old should be sampled neat, The first of two distillation stages gives this whisky its complexity and … Talisker remained under the MacAskill's stewardship until 1898, when the Dailuaine-Talisker Distillers Company acquired it under the charge of Thomas Mackenzie. John Anderson is imprisoned after having sold non-existing casks of whisky. This is a great bottle for getting into peat/smoke whisky. Nose – Honey, malt, a sherry like sweetness, malt, smoke and a touch of salt. Through thick, pungent smoke comes sweet pear and apple peels, with pinches of maritime salt from kippers, seaweed. To me the best whiskies are those that you can afford for your budget on a regular basis. In November 2018 the single malt was bottled by Hunter Laing for the…  More info, Part of Douglas Laing's Old Particular series, this expression from Talisker was distilled in 2009 and bottled at 48.4% ABV, after 8 years of maturing in a refill hogshead. The single malt is easily among the most interesting and pleasurable in its youthful class. Finish: In a long finish, bonfire embers toast malt and crystallise a sugary underlay. That information will be held by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch ! Gathered quite a collection of single malts but keep coming back to Talisker. The combination works because it’s balanced. It has marketed the brand as part of its Classic Malts range in 1988. They extended the distillery in 1900, before selling the company in 1916 to a consortium including Distillers Company Limited. ; Palate – Sweet and smoky malt with hints of honey, dark dried fruit, char and wood. Of course it could. OK, back to the task at hand – Talisker. Taken in isolation, objectively, this is tasty, well-crafted malt with a nice balance of sweetness and smoke. Talisker was number one for each of us! The distillery reopens after the fire with five new identical copies of the destroyed stills. Pop your email address in below and we’ll let you know next time this product becomes available. Can’t fault this malt. Albania. The Talisker Dark Storm. Amazing. North of Scotland Bank sells the distillery to Donald MacLennan for £500. Palate: Toasted spice, hints of orange, mild underlying peat. It spent just under a decade in a single refill hogshead until it was bottled at eight years old. Kemp sells his share and buys Macallan Distillery instead. To celebrate the distillery’s 175th anniversary in 2005, a no age statement commemorative single malt bottling was released. In the James Bond movies, 007 and M can be seen drinking Talisker. Talisker Storm took the gold in San Francisco in 2015 as well, this time for the best “no-age-statement” single malt. Distilled in November 2010, the single malt rested in a single refill hogshead for just under a decade.…  More info, Initially launched for travel retail, Talisker Neist Point is named after Skye's most westerly point with the lighthouse depicted on the fold out box. Talisker distillery is an island single malt Scotch whisky distillery based in Carbost, Scotland on the Isle of Skye.The distillery is operated by Diageo, and Talisker's 10 year old expression has been nominated as part of their Classic Malts series. When I first got into whiskey this is what I expected it to taste like. Talisker 10 Year Old is bottled at a very particular 45.8% abv. Talisker is an Island single malt and the only one on the Isle of Skye. It was an Editor's Choice at Whisky Magazine, a gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 and was awarded 'Best Islands Single Malt' at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards. The core age-stated range is small, but beefy, with the much-loved 10 year, a 25 year, and this bottle squarely in the middle, Talisker 18 Years Old. The brand is considered a premium Single Malt Whisky The second edition of the 30 year old and the fifth edition of the 25 year old are released. This is a distillery reviewed frequently here at MALT, with the 2017 Distillery Exclusive (not to be confused) covered here by Jason, as well as in an epic vertical tasting , also by Jason. The barley is lightly peated to approximately 18 phenol parts per million, which contributes a slightly smoky flavor profile to the whisky. Best known as the only major distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker fills a unique spot in the single malt world, bridging the gap between the heavy peat of Islay and the brighter styles of the Highlands, to which Skye is actually closer in proximity. The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker has enjoyed a long and very successful history. A welcome delivery of orchard fruit provides a delicate and beautiful balance. At a volume of 45.8% ABV this whisky is bottled at an optimal drinking strength. That's plenty enough to go round, so why not see what takes your fancy below? By clicking “Sign up”, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to our Privacy Policy. And the love never dies. Whisky is a very personal thing but I like the slightly peaty malts that taste of the sea and Talisker always fits the bill. After this snooze in an oaky home, the whisky was bottled by…  More info, From Diageo's Special Release 2019 series comes a particularly marvellous 15 year old Talisker! No spam and entirely confidential. Related. An intense and vibrant dram, the Storm offers…  More info, You can spend years waiting for a new release in Talisker's core range then two come along at once! You'll…  More info, Talisker Storm was released in early 2013 as a no age statement whisky, which was matured in specifically selected refill and toasted American oak casks. Smokey peat, malty goodness, salty. Tasting notes: This dram is so dark ruby red, if you click the glass against the bottle three times, you end up in Kansas, which is a biker bar on the Isle of Skye. So get ready, Talisker, the Mayan prophecies and the Malt Impostors are coming. If you don’t go into it with the “This is Talisker” mentality, you’ll probably enjoy it. The same mild peaty saltiness but a a richer sweetness too that it just perfect. So easy to drink, go back bottle after bottle. Talisker Distillery also possesses another striking feature - swan neck lye pipes. Copyright © 2021 Master of Malt. Please click here for more details. Addendum by Kurt Maitland. Nose: Vanilla and a soft fruitiness. Nose: The nose is a poor guide as to what is soon coming. That's a promise. A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. Matured in freshly charred American oak hogsheads, it's got spice, sweetness, smoke and sea breeze…  More info, Could your Christmas Tree use a helping of coastal deliciousness? Warren Day, a legend of the club, would read poetry in his booming voice, take his 18 year old Talisker and brazenly hold it to the stormy sky to toast the seafaring ghosts and warm the cockles of his heart. Never gets old. Like Bond, Talisker is rough by nature – rocky and influenced by the sea by which it is made. ... Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt. A new stainless steel/copper mash tun and five new worm tubs are installed. No Shipping Info. This special anniversary edition contains…  More info, The beautiful 2000 vintage Talisker Distillers Edition, finished in Amoroso sherry casks, mixing Talisker's signature peppery peat with juicy sherry. Thomas Mackenzie dies and the distillery is taken over by a consortium consisting of, among others, John Walker, John Dewar, W. P. Lowrie and Distillers Company Limited (DCL). Fantastic peated, briny, sweet whisky. We can't actually ship Talisker 10 Year Old to you in France right now. It is one of only 378…  More info, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire IV47 8SR. It is overpriced in my mind when you consider the value of the 18 year old, which Master of Malt is selling for £76.45. Category Uncategorized. Talisker Storm was released in early 2013 as a no age statement whisky, which was matured in specifically selected refill and toasted American oak casks. Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further. Talisker is launched as a Distillers Edition with an amoroso sherry finish. Talisker is probably the biggest Single Malt brand Diageo own, so a lot seems to be riding on this. This expression brings with it a more well-rounded and sweet flavour profile packed with…  More info, Should you wish to keep this bottle of Talisker 10 Year Old completely dry wherever you may be, you're in luck because it also comes accompanied by a branded reusable dry bag! Two new bottlings appear, an 18 year old and a 25 year old. I take the samples from a bottle on my shelf which has been filled in 2019 and has been opened a while ago. Immensely satisfying stuff, with whiffs of warm peat blending with coastal air, balanced by orchard fruit and juicy barley. This bottle is available almost everywhere, so please shop around but expect to pay £37.95 via The Whisky Exchange, £36.45 with Master of Malt, $66.99 with SharedPour or Amazon will demand £37.55. Palate: It's a bonfire of peat crackling with black pepper, with a touch of brine and dry barley. Clean coal. Talisker Distillery has the strange distinction of housing an odd number of wash stills to spirit stills, counting two wash stills and three spirit stills in total. Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp. As second albums go, this is solid enough if unspectacular. The distillery has changed hands only once since this period, after Diageo added Talisker to its considerable portfolio. The Discovery Collection by Diageo includes the three elegant single malt whiskys Talisker 10 years, Cardhu 12 years and The Singleton 12 years. A legendary taste. A great tasting dram. Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, sons of the local doctor, found the distillery. Choosing a country of delivery will show information about the delivery price to this country on the product page. A visitor centre is opened. Redistilled Talisker 10 yo (45,8%, Master of Malt 2012, experiment) Compare to my original Talisker 10 tasting notes. Saving to just splurge in the shop because love the drams they produce. Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp. The same mild peaty saltiness but a a richer sweetness too that it just perfect. Special offers, recommendations and expert advice to your inbox! A reader who is apparently more of a Talisker fanboy than I am ordered a bottle of the very-limited, very sold-out, and very not-available-in-the-USA 2018 Special Release bottling from a specialty retailer in the UK. you have read, understood, and agree to our Privacy Policy. To celebrate the 175th birthday of the distillery, Talisker 175th Anniversary is released. Whether you're on the…  More info, An exciting and exceptional bottling from Talisker, this is the second release in the Bodega series from the Island distillery. Talisker Skye was introduced in early 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. Copyright © 2021 Master of Malt. Malt whisky is made only from malted barley, in two (occasionally three) copper pot stills, by a batch process. Unfortunately they all don’t but I guess that’s part of the adventure. 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