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Talisker 2012 8 Year Old Special Releases 2021 59.7%

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Distilled in 2012, this eight-year-old Talisker single malt has been matured in heavily peated refill casks, before being bottles as part of Diageo's 2021 Special Releases.

Country Scotland Age 8 Years Old
Region Island Cask No.  
Distillery Talisker Size 70cl
Cask Description Heavily Peated Refill Casks ABV 59.7%
Year Distilled 2012 Shipping Weight 2 Kg
Year Bottled 2021 Description Diageo Special Releases 2021

The Talisker distillery is in the Highlands region and owned by whisky industry giant’s Diageo. The distillery is located on the beautiful Isle of Skye and has a lengthy, thriving history of production dating back to 1830 when founded by Hugh & Kenneth MacAskill. Over the past twenty years Talisker has increasing become one of the main single malt whisky brands worldwide. Currently sales stand at 3.2 million bottles annually and it holds eighth place on the best selling Scottish single malt list. Recently the owners took the decision to completely overhaul the visitor centre to encourage a higher percentage of the 650,000 annual tourists to the island to visit the distillery. Talisker has won many prestigious awards. Most notably the Talisker 10 year old took ‘Best Islands Single Malt’ at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards and was a gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017. The style of whisky is enjoyed for its full-bodied, smoky and maritime character. The core range is Skye and Storm with no age statement. Distiller's Edition 10, 18, 25 and 30 years old in Amoroso sherry finish casks. Plus theres the Port Ruighe finished in ruby port casks. In 2022 the 44 year old Forests of the Deep was released unusually finished in casks that were charred using sea kelp.

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Talisker 2012 8 Year Old Special Releases 2021 59.7%

Official Tasting Notes

Aromas of vanilla, seaweed, porridge oats, briny sea water, iodine, ashy smoke and salty driftwood fill the nose.

The palate offers notes of oil, sea salt, acrid peat smoke, seaweed, prickly black pepper and oak that linger in the finish.

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