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Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old

Talisker Glacial Edge

Unearthing a new depth of flavour, this exquisitely rare new Single Malt Scotch whisky from Talisker is the final release in a series of adventures in wild whisky making, finished in heavily charred, ice-fractured, Ex Bourbon American Oak casks. A limited release, only 2,455 bottles of this 45-Year-Old cask strength Single Malt Scotch are available for purchase.

A Glacial Voyage
Twelve heavily charred American Oak casks were taken into the frozen lands of Canada’s ice fields. The ends of the casks 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.
Talisker 45

Talisker’s First-Ever 45-Year-Old Release

This Single Malt Scotch whisky was aged for over four decades, 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.

Talisker 45
Talisker's Wildest Whisky Yet
The journey to the ice fields was taken hand in hand with Talisker’s partner Parley For the Oceans, and led by pioneering glacier scientist Dr. Alison Criscitiello, alongside surfer Greg Long, and snowboarder Taylor Godber. This is the third year of Talisker working with Parley to support raising awareness on the importance of the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems globally, and a portion of the funds from Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old will be donated to support this cause.

The Tasting Experience

The texture is wondrously oil-smooth and mouth-filling; the taste starts toffee-sweet then becomes mouth-wateringly salty and increasingly peppery; even at this age there is a striking intensity to it, and a fine chili catch. An attractive saltiness to the toffee now suggests salted caramels, with slightly less pepper. The finish is long, with a glorious chili pepper effect and a trace of candle-wax; this grows in the aftertaste, in which both saltiness and pepper also persist.

Talisker 45

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