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The adventurous Whisky, shaped by the greatest of sea journeys.
Talisker distillery was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskil at Carbost, on the the Isle of Skye. In all these years Talisker's distillation method has remained virtually the same, refusing to go with the flow of the industry, other than with the necessary health and safety improvements. As the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker's drams are quite idiosyncratic, defining an Island malt style that is their very own.
Are you ready for the distillery's new adventure?
Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge is an extremely limited edition expression created on an adventurous journey across the Atlantic. Inspired by MacAskill brothers' journey from the Isle of Eigg to the Isle of Skye, where they established the Talisker Distillery, the famous adventurer James Aiken undertook a 3,264-mile journey across the Ocean. Following the route the rowers of the annual Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge take, he carried with him wooden staves and selections of casks, stressing them through the harsh and beautiful elements of the sea to create a truly rare and unique Whisky.
It's also the distillery’s oldest release to date—showing the signature peppery sea salt smoky sweetness of the brand after having been nurtured in oak for more than four decades. The special release has been drawn from 10 casks, with only 1830 bottles released. And hear this: each bottle will be accompanied by a piece of one of the very staves that traversed the Ocean. An adventure in every sip.
Appearance / Color
Deep clear amber
Nose / Aroma / Smell
A mellow and slightly spicy olfactory journey, with rich layers of varnished wood, sea air, warm sand, smoke, and a smooth, aromatic hint of wax.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A full, smooth texture like the early morning sea, with vibrant, juicy currents of rich sweet notes, and a fresh, balancing splash of ocean salt spray. The effect becomes lightly drying before the signature peppery warmth envelops the palate.
As long as the sea journey (in a pleasant way, of course) with a considerable sweet chili-pepper warmth that envelops the whole palate.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.