Friday, April 27, 2018


Diageo, has announced the launch of the first expression from a new series of sherry cask finished expressions, from its Isle of Skye based Talisker single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Talisker 40 Year Old (50% ABV) is the first release in the distilleries new Bodega Series, which has been finished in casks that previously held 40 Year Old Amontillado sherry.

Talisker 40 Year Old from its new Bodega Series

The Talisker Bodega Series, is said to be an exploration of exceptional sherry cask finishes on the finest of single malt whiskies, celebrating age-old sherry relationships dating as far back as the 1900s. Adding to the Talisker portfolio, this new and exclusive series of single malt releases will offer collectors a taste of historic wineries of the renowned Sherry Triangle, where Talisker once sourced its casks.

Talisker 40 Year Old , has been crafted using some of the most renowned sherry casks. This is to reflect an exploration of an age-old relationship rooted in craft and excellence between Talisker and one of the world’s finest and oldest sherry producers, Delgado Zuleta, from the Marco de Jerez region.

To reinterpret the flavour profile of old, and commemorate these relationships, Talisker’s Master Blender has crafted this 40 Year Old bottling, using a selection of the most mature and highly prized vintage Talisker whisky, aged in refill casks. They then worked with the Sherry Masters at Bodega Delgado Zuleta, who hand-picked five very special and unusual old ex-sherry casks that once held the Bodega’s finest award-winning 40 Year Old Amontillado sherry.

There will be further releases of The Bodega Series, each finished in different casks to complete a journey around the Sherry Triangle.

Commenting on the news, Donald Colville, Global Brand Ambassador for Talisker, said: “This Talisker 40 Year Old, is an exquisite Single Malt Scotch Whisky which captures the age-old relationships with Delgado Zuleta and the high quality craftsmanship which took place throughout the creation of this rare expression. We are delighted to launch this as the first of the Bodega series and the liquid is something that we are extremely proud of. It is a magnificent lion-hearted old Talisker, rich with the sophistication of age yet still full of life and retaining the make's familiar maritime and spicy character.”

Limited to 2,000 bottles, Talisker 40 Year Old, will be available from selected specialist retailers in June, for a RRP of £2,750.

Posted by Steve Rush