Talisker launches 27YO Elements whiskyBy Nicola Carruthers
Diageo-owned Isle of Skye distillery Talisker has released a 27-year-old single malt, the brand’s second triple cask-matured expression to date.
The limited edition Talisker Elements whisky has been matured initially in refill casks, followed by a second maturation in heavily-charred casks, and finally laid to rest in old European oak puncheons.
The resulting liquid offers classic Talisker campfire smoke with sweet notes and an ‘intense smoky, spicy, and chilli-pepper power’ on the finish.
Daniel Lumsden, distillery manager, said: “The Isle of Skye is a constant inspiration for the whisky we craft and this bottle celebrates the power and depth of the elements around us by exploring the thunderous waves of flavours unique to Talisker’s rugged coastal home.
“From intense smoky winds and beastly storms to sweet soaring skies and salty maritime aromas, the explorer spirit of Skye is captured by Talisker Elements.
“Whisky lovers who brave the long journey to meet us on Skye will certainly be rewarded for their adventurous spirit by having the chance to taste what I regard as the most expressive, elemental Talisker released yet.”
Limited to 2,000 bottles, Talisker Elements 27 Year Old whisky (58% ABV) is available to purchase from the distillery. It carries an RRP of £495 (US$646) per 700ml.
This summer, the distillery will unveil a new reimagined visitor experience as part of Diageo’s £150 million (US$215m) investment in Scotch whisky tourism.