Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge Whisky

Size750mL Proof99.4 (49.7% ABV)
This unique whisky was patiently matured for over 4 decades in 10 very special hogshead casks that were crafted from staves that have crossed the Atlantic on a 3264-mile long voyage. Only 1,830 bottles were produced.

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About Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge Whisky

Situated on the shores of Loch Harport, Talisker Distillery is heavily influenced by its location on the Isle of Skye — it embodies the spirit of the rocky, storm-lashed island and its strong, steadfast people. The distillery was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, who leased the Talisker House from Clan MacLeod and eventually converted it into a distillery. When a new lease for the distillery was negotiated between the MacAskills and Clan MacLeod in the second half of the 19th century, the annual rent settled upon was £23.12 and a ten-gallon cask of the best Talisker Whisky available.

Talisker Single Malt Whisky is made from malted barley sourced from the Muir of Ord, a village in Highland, Scotland. The barley is lightly peated to approximately 18 phenol parts per million, which contributes a slightly smoky flavor profile to the whisky. Once the barley has been malted and peated, it is mashed using soft water drawn from one of the 14 underground springs that rise from Hawk Hill — Talisker has been using the same water source since it was founded nearly two centuries ago. "I'm restless at heart so you'll find me poking my nose into the mash tun at all hours," says Mark Lochhead, Talisker's Distillery Manager.

After the barley has been mashed, it is fermented in the distillery's wooden washbacks before being twice distilled through Talisker's copper-pot stills. The stills are equipped with unique swan-shaped lye pipes and worm tubs. As a result of this configuration, a portion of the vapor during distillation condenses before reaching the cooler, and runs back into the still for redistillation. This process gives Talisker Single Malt Whisky its signature, full-bodied flavor profile.

Talisker Xpedition Oak was literally made by the sea, as the casks used for maturation were put together from staves that have crossed the Atlantic on a 3264-mile voyage. Only 1,830 bottles were produced, corresponding with the year that Talisker was founded. 10 hogshead casks were matured patiently for over 4 decades, making for a truly special 99.4-proof expression with fruity aromas and hints of brine.

Grab one of only 1,830 bottles of this exceptional whisky today!

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You can expect mellow aromas of gentle spice, fruit, apple, and a touch of aromatic wax. The palate is rich, smooth, and vibrant with a pleasant fruity sweetness and brine notes. Finishes long and sweet with a distinct chili pepper note.
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