Diageo GTME introduces Talisker Neist PointBy Kristiane Sherry
Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has released Talisker Neist Point, a travel retail exclusive single malt expression which “underlines” the company’s “determination” to innovate in the channel.
Named after the most westerly headland on the island, the no-age-statement, non-chill-filtered release is said to combine “precisely selected” whiskies with some of the Skye distillery’s “rarest and smoothest” mature stocks.
The expression follows Diageo GMTE’s 2013 Talisker Dark Storm release.
“Using casks from a wide variety of different wood types and ages, I’ve captured the differing flavour profiles of Talisker, incorporating fiery, spicy and sweeter vanilla notes,” said Talisker malt master, Craig Wilson.
“By using some of our finest, rare casks that have been left to rest longer, Talisker Neist Point delivers an incomparable flavour journey with an extra-refined, sweet, smoky, finish that engulfs the palate, wave after wave. “
Peter Fairbrother, Diageo GTME global marketing director, added: “Single malts represent the fastest growing segment of the whisky category in travel retail and the surge is being driven by flavour-led malts where Diageo excels.”
The introduction of Talisker Neist Point as a travel retail exclusive “underlines our determination to innovate in the category and invest behind our great malt whisky portfolio”, he continued.
“We’re confident its intense flavours are going to be hugely appealing to the growing number of discerning malt whisky fans who look for new experiences and exclusive opportunities when they travel, as well as to Talisker lovers who want to trade-up to a new luxury expression of their favourite malt.”
Talisker Neist Point is bottled at 45.8% abv. The 70cl bottle is available to purchase now in global travel retail, with an RRSP of £115/US$179/€147.