As second albums go, this is solid enough if unspectacular. Talisker has used the same malted barley since 1972, a supply bought in from Glen Ord after it abandoned it's own onsite maltings. 57.9% ABV. ... Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt. 1 Litre making-it-rain bottle. New owners are now Alexander Grigor Allan and Roderick Kemp. Related. Talisker was acquired by DCL in 1925, themselves now part of Diageo and today this Skye distillery produces one of the most recognised and beloved single malt brands in the world. Just lovely and can be found at a decent price but always wanted to try the classic Talisker 10. Can’t fault this malt. Unfortunately they all don’t but I guess that’s part of the adventure. Saving to just splurge in the shop because love the drams they produce. Just so you know, we can't actually ship to. The distillery was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, on the shores of Loch Harport, an area steeped in tradition and local custom, where Scotch Gaelic is still spoken. The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business), Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014, Islands Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this welcome member of Diageo's Classic Malts series has been recognised numerous times for its excellence. The Talisker 18 YO goes on sale in Norway tomorrow at NOK 1200 . Talisker 10 is worthy of the hype. When in 2013 “Storm” arrived, as did “Dark Storm” in travel retail and The Port finished “Port Ruighe”, fans of Talisker were fearing for their beloved 10yo. After the sweetness of a malt such as Glendronach and Canadian/Irish offerings, the first thing that struck me was the smokiness - Lapsang souchong is the closest description, but that doesn't have the following orchestration of sweet fruit notes and saltiness.Vale David John Moore Cornwell, and thank you for guiding me to this one. Perfection loved every drop exactly what I like fantastic. Talisker Skye has always been my go to. MacLennan experiences difficulties in making operations viable and puts the distillery up for sale. In terms of Scotch Whisky Association’s region categorization, it’s part of the Islands sub-region of the massive Highlands. 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). Still available on the Master of Malt site (and others). The Talisker 18 YO has been matured in a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. So easy to drink, go back bottle after bottle. 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. United Distillers introduce Classic Malts, Talisker 10 years included. Clean coal. At a volume of 45.8% ABV this whisky is bottled at an optimal drinking strength. The distillery was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, on the shores of Loch Harport, an area steeped in tradition and local custom, where Scotch Gaelic is still spoken. Of course it could. 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? Immensely satisfying stuff, with whiffs of warm peat blending with coastal air, balanced by orchard fruit and juicy barley. Special offers, recommendations and expert advice to your inbox! Talisker is launched as a Distillers Edition with an amoroso sherry finish. A visitor centre is opened. A legendary taste. The shape of these pipes means that vapour from the stills loops on its way to the worm tubs, so some of the alcohol is already condensed before it has reached the cooler. To me the best whiskies are those that you can afford for your budget on a regular basis. The single malt is easily among the most interesting and pleasurable in its youthful class. I would expect to pay about 20% less than Talisker 10 year. Taste: Medium body. Choosing a country of delivery will show information about the delivery price to this country on the product page. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this welcome member of Diageo's Classic Malts series has been recognised numerous times for its…  More info, A fantastic Talisker here, released as part of Diageo's 2020 Special Releases! By clicking “Sign up”, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to our Privacy Policy. Was a very welcome Xmas gift. Amazing. Talisker 57O North, sixth edition of the 25 year old and third edition of the 30 year old are launched. A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. On the rocks every night! At just 10 years old, Talisker is on point. 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! you have read, understood, and agree to our Privacy Policy. Exactly the kind of tipple that'll round off a…  More info, This was released to commemorate Talisker's 175th Birthday in 2005. 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. Following a relatively stable and calm period for Talisker, a still-house fire tragically destroyed the distillery in 1960. Talisker 10 – distilled around ’83 and bottled around ’93. In the James Bond movies, 007 and M can be seen drinking Talisker. We're working on a solution, but in the meantime you can find out more here. ‘Single’ malt whisky is the product of an individual distillery. Cant wait to visit Talisker Distillery next summer. This will always be part of my collection now. All rights reserved. Anyone who knows the process of making whisky knows that this character isn't just affected by the methods and equipment used, however, but by the base ingredients as well. Malt whisky is made only from malted barley, in two (occasionally three) copper pot stills, by a batch process. The Discovery Collection by Diageo includes the three elegant single malt whiskys Talisker 10 years, Cardhu 12 years and The Singleton 12 years. Talisker is now one of Diageo’s most distinguished single malt brands. By clicking “Notify me!” (and ticking the box, if applicable), you confirm 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. A pathway whiskey to even greater things. 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. Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp. Which brings me to today’s (in-no-way-timely) review: the Talisker 2017 Distillers Edition. It was distilled all the way back in 1978, when Bee Gees Night Fever…  More info, This is a very rare bottle of Talisker single malt that was distilled in 1953, matured in sherry oak casks and bottled 24 years later by Gordon & MacPhail for the Italian market as part of the…  More info, From the Isle of Skye comes this Talisker single malt, which has spent 18 years in casks which previously held bourbon and sherry. Through thick, pungent smoke comes sweet pear and apple peels, with pinches of maritime salt from kippers, seaweed. Talisker is now one of Diageo’s most distinguished single malt brands. OK, back to the task at hand – Talisker. £183.00 (≈ 203.55€) ON SALE. Colour: E150a. Talisker Skye was introduced in early 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. If you don’t go into it with the “This is Talisker” mentality, you’ll probably enjoy it. We can't actually ship Talisker 10 Year Old to you in France right now. He wasn’t alone. Nose: Vanilla and a soft fruitiness. 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. Currently, Talisker's annual output ranks at almost three and half million litres of unmistakable Scotch whisky. Redistilled Talisker 10 yo (45,8%, Master of Malt 2012, experiment) Compare to my original Talisker 10 tasting notes. Nose: A fresh and fragrant nose. This bottle was part of a private collection -…  More info, Originally released for the Travel Retail market, Talisker's Dark Storm is matured in heavily charred oak casks, imparting yet more smoke and spice to the already intensely smoky whisky. By clicking “Sign up”, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to our Privacy Policy. Talisker is probably the biggest Single Malt brand Diageo own, so a lot seems to be riding on this. Just 383 bottles…  More info, An Old Particular bottling of 8 year old Talisker single malt, matured in a refill hogshead cask from November 2009 to September 2018. Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde. The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker has enjoyed a long and very successful history. 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. Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further. 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. All rights reserved. The combination works because it’s balanced. 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. Rather than sticking it in the ocean for a few minutes and bringing it back inside your home covered in seaweed…  More info, A single Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker containing a wax-sealed 30ml dram of frankly fantastic single malt Scotch whisky - Talisker 10 Year Old! Nose: The nose is a poor guide as to what is soon coming. Prices vary based on delivery destination (it's a tax thing), so please change it if you're not shipping within France as it might affect the price! The distillery has changed hands only once since this period, after Diageo added Talisker to its considerable portfolio. Malt whisky is the ‘original’ whisky of Scotland. John Anderson is imprisoned after having sold non-existing casks of whisky. Best price and availability at Master of Malt Buy now S$71.15 (£39.75) This bottling of Scotch Whisky from the Talisker distillery has no age statement. Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, sons of the local doctor, found the distillery. No spam and entirely confidential. Talisker Storm took the gold in San Francisco in 2015 as well, this time for the best “no-age-statement” single malt. Talisker Distillery merges with Dailuaine-Glenlivet Distillers and Imperial Distillers to form Dailuaine-Talisker Distillers Company. Talisker is the only distillery on the Hebridean island of Skye and is one of the most popular and well-known Scottish single malt whisky brands in the world. Unsubscribe at any time. Copyright © 2021 Master of Malt. If you…  More info, It's the 2007 vintage Distillers Edition from Talisker. Unsubscribe at any time. Talisker Single Malt Whisky. Palate: It's a bonfire of peat crackling with black pepper, with a touch of brine and dry barley. 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. 13th January 2017. 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! 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. An intense and vibrant dram, the Storm offers up plenty of distillery character alongside some smokier depth and complexity. To celebrate the 175th birthday of the distillery, Talisker 175th Anniversary is released. Fantastic peated, briny, sweet whisky. We're working on a solution, but in the meantime you can. I get hints of coconut and toasted marshmallows, as well as orchard fruit. ; Palate – Sweet and smoky malt with hints of honey, dark dried fruit, char and wood. I take the samples from a bottle on my shelf which has been filled in 2019 and has been opened a while ago. No Shipping Info. These expressions are allowed a finishing period in casks that previously held Amoroso sherry, which plays wonderfully with the distinctive…  More info, This gift set features a full bottle of Talikser 10 Year Old, a well-loved favourite from the Isle of Skye, and two Talisker glasses with round bases which won't tumble over when drinking whisky…  More info, Another addition to the brilliant Old Particular series, this one hails from Skye's Talisker! It spent just under a decade in a single refill hogshead until it was bottled at eight years old. It has been the recipient of numerous accolades and medals from prestigious national and international competitions, and boasts an incredible core range that includes Talisker 10 Year Old, a gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 and 'Best Islands Single Malt' at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards, as well as Talisker 18 Year Old, which won ‘Best Single Malt In The World' at the World Whiskies Awards 2007. Talisker Storm Single Malt Whisky ... Talisker and by extension Diageo’s Master Blender, Jim Beveridge, have done a solid job of using the fire, spice, and raw smoke qualities of the younger malt to balance out the thick honey sweetness of their older malt. This is part of a release of 60,000 bottles, crafted by Diageo's Maureen Robinson. The third spirit still is a remnant from an era in which Talisker used to produce triple distilled malt whisky, which was stopped in 1928, and the extra spirit still was simply never removed or decommissioned. A spectacular after dinner dram. The brand is considered a premium Single Malt Whisky Kemp sells his share and buys Macallan Distillery instead. That's a promise. Best price and availability at Master of Malt Buy now $99.39 (£76.45) Talisker 18 Year Old is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky from this Island distillery's core range. Thankfully, the distillery was completely rebuilt meticulously according exact copies of the old stills, and five replicas of the original stills were constructed to maintain the preservation of the original Talisker flavour. 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. (although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes). The distillery abandons triple distillation. A 30 year old and the fourth edition of the 25 year old are released. MacLennan, still working at the distillery, nominates John Anderson as agent in Glasgow. Palate: More of the same on the palate, which is no bad thing, with pear drops and fennel seed welcome additions. Housing a single malt Scotch whisky that was predominantly matured in American oak hogsheads with some…  More info, A gorgeous Talisker from Douglas Laing's Old Particular series, distilled in 2010. Malting ceases and malt is now purchased from Glen Ord Central Maltings. you have read, understood, and agree to our Privacy Policy. Thank you!We’ll let you know when this product is back in stock. White pepper and mild oakiness. They extended the distillery in 1900, before selling the company in 1916 to a consortium including Distillers Company Limited. So been into this single malt business for the last couple of years. It has marketed the brand as part of its Classic Malts range in 1988. Talisker was number one for each of us! Finish: In a long finish, bonfire embers toast malt and crystallise a sugary underlay. Talisker (8 year) Special Release 2020. After: Temperature fixed peat with sherbeted spice. Talisker 8 Year Old (Special Release 2020), Talisker 10 Year Old Campfire Hot Chocolate Kit, Talisker 10 Year Old with Waterproof Dry Bag, Talisker 41 Year Old 1978 Bodega Series 2, Talisker 24 Year Old 1953 - Connoisseur's Choice (Gordon & MacPhail), Talisker 2007 (bottled 2017) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition, Talisker 10 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses, Talisker 9 Year Old 2010 (cask 13728) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing), Talisker 8 Year Old 2010 (cask 13454) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing), Talisker 8 Year Old 2009 (cask 12756) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing), Talisker 15 Year Old (Special Release 2019), Drinks by the Dram Single Bauble - Talisker 10 Year Old, Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Talisker 10 Year Old, Talisker 2000 (bottled 2011) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition, Talisker 9 Year Old 2008 (cask 15652) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing), Talisker 8 Year Old 2009 (cask 12578) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing). Allan dies and Thomas Mackenzie, who has been his partner, takes over. Albania. 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. This is a great bottle for getting into peat/smoke whisky. The alcohol then runs back into the stills and is distilled again. No Shipping Info. As for its other characteristics: Nose – Sweet peaty smoke with a whiff of iodine. Talisker single malt can be enjoyed in a variety of expressions, from a smattering of no-age-stated offerings, including the annual Distiller’s Edition, to the occasional Diageo, end-of-year limited edition offerings we see from time to time. Taste – Neat, Talisker tastes sweeter than it smells. 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