Diageo, has today announced the launch of a new 43 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky expression, from its Talisker Distillery.
Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge (49.7% ABV) which is the oldest bottling to date from the Isle of Skye based distillery, has been released to honour its founding year in 1830.
|Talikser 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge|
As part of this whisky making journey and inspired by the spirit of Talisker’s founders, renowned adventurer James Aiken undertook a 3,264 mile journey across the Atlantic, with a cargo of wooden staves, which upon completion of the crossing were returned to Scotland to complete the final maturation of this latest Talisker release.
Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge, is said to deliver notes which include bruised apple, wax, varnished wood, warm sand and chilli-pepper, along with the distillery’s signature peppery sea salt, smoky sweetness.
Later this year, bottle number one of Talisker 43-Year-Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge, will be entered into an auction with all proceeds donated to Parley for the Oceans.
Commenting on the news, Ewan Gunn, Senior Global Brand Ambassador, said: “This whisky is a sublime single malt that captures the pinnacle of the key aromas of Talisker - spice, sweetness, waxy and creamy, with a sense of the sea salt spray the morning after a storm. The four decades of maturation have given a full flavour, yet a softness to this bold dram resulting in a rounded and elegant experience.”
Limited to 1830 bottles, Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge, will be available later next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £3,500.00.
Posted by Steve