Talisker has been part of life on the shores of Skye since 1830 and today is the island’s oldest working distillery. Famous the world over for a full bodied, rich character and powerful peppery finale.
This is the first-ever release of “The King o’ Drinks...” as a 15 year old whisky matured only in freshly charred American oak hogsheads. They have imbued the sweetness, depth of taste and complexity of the mature distillery character with a fresh intensity.
The aroma is maritime, with the notes of sea salt, dry seaweed, peeling boat varnish and warm sand, on a base of smouldering peat. The texture is smooth, the taste unexpectedly rich and sweet before a growing spiciness comes through, with a pinch of salt and chilli pepper. The finish is long, spicy and drying.
The Special Releases collection is a carefully curated annual selection of Diageo’s most precious stocks. It includes rare offerings from famous names, as well as supreme examples of the less well known, and closed, or ‘ghost’, distilleries. Connoisseurs and collectors can purchase the special releases with confidence knowing they come from the distillery of origin.
The Whiskies are natural in colour, hold a natural cask strength and none are not chill-filtered. Nothing is added, nothing removed, the precious liquid presented in each bottle the creation of pure mastery of distillery craft. “One of the biggest and most prestigious annual whisky launches” - The Whisky Exchange