Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak
70cl / 49.7% abv
Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak Description
This is the first release in the distillery's Xpedition Oak series: a collection of some of the oldest Talisker single malts that they have ever made. Shaped by the natural elements of the Isle of Skye, you can really get that signature maritime, peppery sea salt spray and smoky sweet character that Talisker is known for!
Talisker 43 Year Old is matured in American oak hogsheads, limited to a run of just 1830 bottles at a cask strength of 50% ABV. Finished in casks made of staves that have crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a voyage by British adventurer James Aiken, each bottle is accompanied by a piece of one of these staves.
Nose: mellow spiced fruit loaf with a delicious top note of stewed apple and a whisp of aromatic smoky wax, varnished wood and sea air.
Palate: a smooth and juicy start with vibrancy, moving to sweet, rich intensity and gentle astringency with a peppery warmth and fresh, balanced sea salt spray.
Finish: wonderfully long sweet chilli pepper notes that suffuse the palate.