ISLAND

Incorporating famous names such as Skye and Orkney, the wet and windy climate of the islands contributes a salty, seaweed flavour to the whiskies made here.

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talisker 10 years old,  45.8% alc. vol.

· Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

· Distillery Bottling

A massive success as the island representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malts' series, Talisker 10yo's profile keeps increasing as more fans discover its intense coastal spicy, peaty character. A truly elemental malt.

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talisker 57°  57% alc. vol.

· Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

· Distillery Bottling

A distillery-bottled cask strength Talisker, 57° North is deceptively smooth for a whisky at this strength, but still a muscular presence on the palate, with the pepper and chilli Talisker hallmarks very much in evidence. Picked up the top prize in its category (Best Island No Age) at the World Whisky Awards 2012.

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talisker skye  48.5% alc. vol.

· Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

· Distillery Bottling

An easy-drinking Talisker, taking the distillery's classically rugged character and softening it out, while maintaining the smoky and sweet notes the distillery is known for. More approachable, but still definitely Talisker.

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talisker dark storm  48.5% alc. vol.

· Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

· Distillery Bottling

Originally released for travel retail, Dark Storm is aged in heavily charred casks, adding extra notes of sweetness, spice and fruity flavour.

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talisker Port Ruighe  48.5% alc. vol.

· Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

· Distillery Bottling

Port Ruighe (pronounced Port-ree) is a toast to the Scottish traders who braved the high seas and were instrumental in establishing the port wine trade. Port Ruighe is the Gaelic spelling of the once-bustling trading port on Skye.

 

Notes: smells of sweet wood fire smoke and ripe plums. Tastes spicy, fruity, peaty-smoky and piquant at the same time. Long, dry and smoky finish with cocoa notes.

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jura superstition 43% alc. vol.

A union of two Jura malt whisky styles: one bold, strong and peated, the other warm and delicate. Superstition is a unique whisky created from the marriage of traditional Islay style peated barley and a selection of aged malts.

 

Nose: Initial gristy cereal gives way to evocative smoke and heavy malt. It’s quite sweet and creamy and reminds us of Chantilly cream.

Palate: Sweet and porridge-like. A cereal fest on the tongue, with hints of white pepper and black forest honey with hot buttered toast. Light and oily.

Finish: Medium length with cocoa and rice paper with hints of honey and spice on the tail.

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talisker 2002 15 years old special release 2019 57.3% alc. vol.

An advance of seven years on 2018's Special Releases Talisker, this is a big, sooty, earthy single malt run-through with lashings of ripe citrus and treacle sponge, and plenty of warming spice. Plenty of heft and darkness to be found here, alongside classic, coastal Talisker character for purists to revel in.

NOSE: Fields of damp ferns, sea-splashed rocks and smoky dark sugar. Treacle-toffee notes hide at the back, with hints of liquorice and creosote. Splintered fence notes build, restrained by stewed apple and tarte tatin. Soft spice develops along with fruity jelly.

PALATE:
Earthy and mulchy to start – piles of damp autumn leaves. The darker notes from the nose remain but are joined by sweet chocolate sauce and liquorice. Leafy notes become sweeter, with herbal notes developing. Sweet fruit sponge drops in from above but darkens to become dark fruit cake with a handful of chocolate chips.

FINISH:
Rich fruit and buttery pastry. Hints of mint and earthiness linger.

 

COMMENT:
Does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a Talisker, and it’s deeper and spicier than usual. It may have lost its sea-salt and black-pepper trademark character, but it’s still got a touch of shoreline in with a whack of tasty darkness.

CHF 140.000

Talisker8SR2020
talisker 8 years old special release 2020 57.9% alc. vol.

A Malt rich im Maritime character, this adventurous release, is the first to be finished in pot-still Caribean rum casks.

Nose: Light, with a tingling sensation. The top notes are sweet and maritime, with hints of molasses and granulated sugar, combined with dry algae, grains of salt and iodine. Then a sweet fruit candy aroma prevails, with a smoky base and traces of braised meat. A drop of water weakens the massive impression a little, brings out the maritime character and reduces the sweet notes, while light smoke is noticeable.

Taste: The texture is soft and mild, the taste is immense: salty and especially slightly sweet, until the peppery sharpness typical of Talisker takes its place. Will be much drier. Water rounds off the impression, softens the strongly sweet notes and brings out the pepper more strongly. However, the overall impression remains similar.

 

Finish: Long, peppery finish with sweet and smoky end notes and the unmistakable Talisker chili kick when swallowed. With water it becomes more balanced, but remains similar, with a trace of smoke on the tongue.

CHF 125.00