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A Whisky Born of the Sea

This Talisker 44 Year Old was born to celebrate wild whisky making. This is a rare aged single malt Scotch that has been expertly finished in casks charred by flames of Marine Oak and Kelp.

Talisker Forests of the Deep, 44 Year Old

ABV: 49.1% | Volume: 70cl

Talisker 44 Year Old:
Forests of the Deep

£3,800 (including UK Duty & Taxes)

Limited to 1,997 bottles available world-wide

Allocations for this release are extremely limited. Please register your interest using the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

Discover the Oldest Talisker Release

We are pleased to be releasing the Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky 44-Year-Old: Forests of the Deep, a whisky born of the sea and inspired by the Talisker distillery founders and brothers, Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill; siblings famed for their intrepid row from Eigg across The Cuillin Sound to Skye. This is a whisky created as a reflection on the power and beauty of the seas, which was informed by an expedition led by Parley for the Oceans, Talisker’s partner in ocean conservation.

With support from Talisker, Parley undertook an expedition to one of the world’s largest sea kelp forests near the Cape of Good Hope. The mission yacht explored into the sea forests where the expedition team of scientists, activists and filmmakers undertook a dive into their depths. On board the yacht were Talisker cask staves, which were later charred using a small amount of sustainably sourced Scottish sea kelp and stave wood shavings. This exceptional whisky was then finished in these marine oak casks before bottling.

This is the oldest release of this legendary distillery and an expression that reaches new depths of flavour, combining enticing aromas and sweet, smoky maritime accents. It is an elemental Talisker with a wonderfully oily-smooth texture and umami-rich taste with a sweet chilli-pepper finish.

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This is a fascinating, bold, beautifully mature Talisker made in the old, bold, defiant style. Some whiskies become refined and elegant with time, others lighten and move into an ethereal state. A few however, move in the opposite direction, becoming richer, more complex and concentrated versions of themselves. This is all about how Talisker’s distillery character shifts over time, refusing to become conventionally beautiful. Instead the oils are magnified, savoury elements emerge, and the smoke is retained, binding it all together. It is sweet, savoury, smokey and saline… and deep. It is Talisker on full power with an energy that is remarkable for its age, a true distillation of place.

Dave Broom, Whisky Expert & Writer
Shaped by Natures Elements

Shaped by Natures Elements

Whisky matured in casks made of staves that were charred using a small amount of sustainably sourced Scottish sea kelp and stave wood shavings, before being rebuilt as casks to house and finish this Talisker.

Old, Rare & Limited

Old, Rare & Limited

This is the oldest Scotch release from Talisker with a limited release of only 1,997 bottles from 10 Marine Charred Casks. It is not only the oldest and rarest to date but also Talisker’s wildest whisky making yet.

Unique Signature Flavour

Unique Signature Flavour

Talisker is famous for its ocean-influenced oily-smooth texture and umami-rich taste with a sweet chilli-pepper finish. The 44 Year Old reaches new depths of flavour, combining sweet, smoky maritime hints of sea-air.

The Tasting Experience

Deep, clear amber with excellent beading. On the nose this is true to a Talisker of age; mellow overall, with a peppery prickle that yields slowly to rich maritime top notes with traces of seaweed, salt crystals and warmed oak, over sweeter wafts of lemon zest and toffee. Beneath these scents lie intriguing layers of aroma; hints of canvas, brine-licked sea air and a distant beach bonfire. On the palate this is imbued with a big, wonderfully oily-smooth texture and umami-rich taste, as waves of smoky-sweet intensity meet the full force of the sea mid-palate. The effect lightly dries before a peppery warmth surges and smoothens. A drop of water softens the feel and brings a hint of sweetness with a pinch of salt and tingling Szechuan pepper. Finishing really long, with soft traces of candle wax and a sweet chilli-pepper warmth that suffuses the palate, becoming mouth-cooling if water is added.

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Delivery of rare and collectable whiskies from Justerini & Brooks is currently available to 29 locations. Delivery of Talisker 44 Year Old may be subject to local taxes and duties as they apply to the shipping destination, and this will be at the purchaser’s responsibility.

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