Talisker 5 Year Old is an excellent maritime single malt. Full of coastal power and elegance, with the hallmark chilli and white pepper notes tantalising the tastebuds. This whisky was distilled in 2008 and aged in bourbon cask for 5 years. It was released by independent bottler, Kingsbury. Non-chill filtered. No color added.
About Talisker Distillery
The Talisker is an island distillery producing single malts, it is based is the small village of Carbost, and has the honor of being the only whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye. Founded in 1830 by two brothers named Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, it was then rebuilt in 1880 and extended in 1900 and rebuilt again in 1960 after being destroyed by fire. The stills were also destroyed but five exact replicas were build in order to preserve the taste. The distillery thus still has five stills, two wash and three spirit, it furthermore prides itself on using old methods, heating their stills with condensing coils the old fashioned way, as this gives the whisky a fuller flavor with a higher sugar content.
Kingsbury is an Aberdeen-based independent bottler. Founded in 1989 with offices in London it focuses on offering single malt whiskies from highly regarded distilleries across Scotland. Each of the single cask offerings comes from a hand selected cask that has been vetting for quality.