Talisker Gift Set 20cl – includes Talisker 10 Year Old, Distiller's Edition and 57° North
The combination of these three much awarded favourites is perfect for those who appreciate only the best Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Talisker has attained a sterling reputation and these hugely popular Single Malts continue to enjoy global success, receiving impressive accolades at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The exceptional Talisker Gift Set is perfect for when one simply isn’t enough and an absolute essential for lovers of the highest quality spirits.
Though the Talisker distillery is far from large, its capacity is rather modest at less than two million litres and impressive sales of 100,000 cases annually.
Talisker distillery's process water is drawn from twenty-one underground springs that rise from Hawk Hill (Cnoc nan Speirag) beside the distillery. These same springs have fed the Talisker distillery from the beginning. As its name suggests, the hill is home to birds of prey, usually including Peregrines.
Talisker has been the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled beside the sea on Skye since 1830, with its elemental style truly reflecting its maritime surroundings. The name is thought to come from the old Norse for Sloping Rock, ‘Thalas Gair’. Talisker is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.
10 Year Old - Powerful peat-smoke with just a hint of sea-water saltiness, fresh oysters, and a citrus sweetness.
Distiller's Edition - Sharp and well focussed; no lingering, rambling smoke here. A sultana sweetness. One of the most tantalising sherry noses - certainly the cleanest.
57° North - Clean and intense, with light smoke like a struck match. Creamy toffee balanced by fruit. Hints of seaweed, heather blossom and vanilla.
10 Year Old - A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth.
Distiller's Edition - Crisp peat then softens to great richness in the mouth. Sweet, roasty malt with heathery dryness. Sherry notes keep back some pepper. In its place is luscious, slightly oily sweetness with juicy fruit and vanilla.
57° North - Sweet to start with smoke and tar exploding around the middle. At full strength and explosion that evokes the raw volcanic power that formed Skye’s famous Black Cuillin Mountains.
10 Year Old - Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetising sweetness.
Distiller's Edition - Some very deep cocoa notes, vanilla and lingering quite earthy peat. An enormously chewable single malt, with sweetness having the edge on dryness.
57° North - Tingling with the signature pepperiness.
Suggested Serve and Food Match
Talisker is best enjoyed from a Rocking glass, neat or on the rocks. The character of Talisker – powerful, smoky-sweet and peppery – is ideal with smoky seafood. Also try it with dark chocolate or Comté cheese.