Talisker Distillers Edition 2023 Release Single Malt Whisky

Since 1997, the Distiller’s Editions from Diageo have been an annual release of limited quantities in which fine malts are double matured in different types of cask wood, chosen to complement the characteristics of each mature whisky. The second maturation takes place in batches, using individually prepared casks that have held a specially selected fortified wine. The result is a range of sublime, deeply flavoured single malt whiskies, each very much true to its origins.
These are the 6 bottlings of the 2023 release: Glenkinchie (Lowlands), Dalwhinnie (Highlands), Cragganmore (Speyside), Oban (West Highlands), Talisker (Isle of Skye), and Lagavulin (Islay), featuring a variety of styles with unique aroma and taste profiles.

Part of the Distiller’s Editions, this is Talisker 2023 release. The whisky had its first maturation in refill American oak and European oak, and finished in Amoroso seasoned re-charred American oak, heavily re-charred in new American oak ends.

    Nose:    Pungent with clean ozone fresh sea air and beach seaweed backed by richer, smokier notes, sweet malt and sultana sweetness; gloriously well combined and harmonious.

    Taste:    Oily smooth texture, smoky and briny yet sweet with rich fruit, quickly growing more peppery as woody spiciness takes a clear interest. Luxurious suggestions of roasted fig and sweet date are firmly backed throughout by peat smoke and sea salt, with a smoothness to the chili ‘catch’ as it goes down.

    Finish:   Long, powerful and while still sweet, now drying too, with lingering peat smoke and cocoa nibs.