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Talisker Distiller was founded by a pair of brothers, Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, in the year 1830. The distillery produces Island single malt Scotch whisky and is located in Carbost, Scotland on the Isle of Skye.
The distiller operates two wash stills and three spirit stills, totalling five stills. To give the whisky a more full-bodied flavour, the distillery uses condensing coils rather than the modern condenser. The distiller was rebuilt once in 1960 after a stillhouse fire completely destroyed it. Even after the fire, five exact replicas of the original stills were constructed to continue to produce a highly individual new make which mixes smoke, fruit, sulphur, salt and pepper. The malt is medium-peated, the wort clear, the fermentation long. In contrast to most distilleries where the spirit stills are the workhorses, at Talisker the second distillation takes place in small plain stills, again with worm tubs.
Talisker distillery mainly uses American oak casks to mature their whisky. Their water source comes from Cnoc nan Speireag, Hawk Hill, a spring directly above the distiller. The malted barley used in production comes from Muir of Ord. Talisker brand and distillery is owned by Diageo since 1997.
Talisker 10 Years is an Island single malt Scotch whisky aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks and bottled at 45.8% ABV. Originally it was released as an 8 years old whisky, but Diageo increased the maturation to 10 years to include Talisker 10 Years in their Classic Malts series.
TO THE EYE
Bright Gold. The colour from this expression is due to the unique distillation process of the Talisker distillery.
TO THE NOSE
Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters, a citrus sweetness.
TO THE TONGUE
A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper.
TO THE END
Huge, long, warming peppery finish with an appetising sweetness.