Talisker Distillery’s first-ever release of a 45-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch whisky, unearths new, resilient depths of the Talisker character. Revealing unexplored richness, complexity and a unique untamed flavour which is attributed to the whisky travelling deeper into the casks to obtain spicier and sweeter aromas from the American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels.
Twelve of the Talisker distillery heavily charred American Oak casks were taken on a glacial voyage into the beautiful frozen lands of Canada’s ice fields. A specialist cooper removed the ends of the casks and they were left exposed to sub-zero temperatures and biting Arctic winds for 96 hours. This allowed the extreme cold to fracture the wood which in turn increased the surface area of the casks that the whisky was able to interact with during the finishing period in Scotland.
This is the third year of Talisker working with Parley to raise awareness of the importance of marine ecosystems and support their preservation globally, and a portion of the funds from Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old will be donated to support this cause. It is also the last in the series of long-aged Talisker single malts bottled in celebration of wild whisky making.