Established in 1830, the Talisker distillery is located on the shores of Loch Harport. Their distillation process has remained virtually unchanged for over 175 years. They double-distil the spirit to create a rich, deep character embodying the maritime characteristics of a whisky made by the sea.
Talisker is famous for its high peat content (25 parts per million), which is not only due to the way the spirit is processed, but also to the pure spring water from the Cnoc nan Speirag, which itself flows over peat. Not a scotch for the shy or fainthearted.
Among heavy peat-smoke aromas, there’s a salty and citrus tang on the attack, then notes of dried-fruit that lend a slight sweetness to the mid palate. Warming malt characters carry you through to a spicy finish.