Talisker unveils 43-year-old whisky

Apr 21, 2021by Melita Kiely

Isle of Skye-based Talisker has revealed its oldest Scotch whisky to date – Talisker 43-Year-Old Xpedition: The Atlantic Challenge.

Only 1,830 bottles have been made of the limited edition single malt, priced at £3,500 (US$4,877) per 700ml. The whisky will be available from select retailers globally from June, including malts.com, with an ABV of 49.7%. The 43-year-old Talisker Scotch whisky was drawn from just 10 casks. It was designed to celebrate the brand’s founding year, when the MacAskill brothers rowed from the Isle of Eigg to the Isle of Skye and established the Talisker Distillery. Tasting notes include ‘peppery sea salt smoky sweetness’. Ewan Gunn, senior global brand ambassador, said: “This whisky is a sublime single malt that captures the pinnacle of the key aromas of Talisker – spice, sweetness, waxy and creamy, with a sense of the sea spray the morning after the storm. “The four decades of maturation have given a full flavour, yet a softness to this bold dram resulting in a rounded and elegant experience.” In June last year, Talisker launched an initiative to support coastal communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.