Talisker 57° North

27 August, 2008
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Brand owner Diageo

Produced in Scotland

Size 70 cl

Price £43.99

Abv 57

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Contact: pat@cognispr.net

A full-strength bottling of Talisker, the Isle of Skye single malt Scotch whisky, is being launched in duty-free channels in Europe, including international airports and duty-free shops on North Sea and Nordic ferry services.

The name reflects the unusually high latitude of this distillery - one of the world's most remote and northerly.

It is the first regularly available full-strength Talisker to be released. Previous bottlings of cask-strength Talisker have only been available in very expensive annual 25 and 30 Year Old limited-edition releases. This bottling carries no age statement.

Drawn from American oak refill casks, Talisker 57° North is described as having "all of Talisker's full-on vigour with a smoky hot attack which, cut with a little water, opens to reveal a sweet-centred smoothness".

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Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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