Talisker x Parley
Appearance: A glorious, shining deep amber with reddish lights. The rich colour of rosewood or a freshly opened horse chestnut.
Nose: Mild and dry in feel, yet rich overall. Tight-packed top notes of fruit and malt suggest malt bread with sultanas, dates and dried figs. Beneath them, a light mineral hint of chalk leads into rousing maritime notes of brine, salt crystals and ship’s rails in a high sea, all on a lightly fruity, winey base, with a hint of pipe tobacco.
Adding a little water brings up a smoky note.
Body: Medium to full.
Palate: The creamy-smooth mouthfeel introduces a big taste that starts richly sweet then quickly becomes salty, smoky and fruity, with lush, sweet hints of sultana and fig mid-palate wrapped in rising peppery spice and smokiness.
Rich and intense at natural strength, it becomes slightly sweeter, fruitier (suggesting ripe figs again) and spicier if water is added.
Finish: Long, warming and lightly drying, with a familiar late peppery catch and a most appealing smoky-fruity aftertaste.
Talisker x parley
Talisker is made by the sea and is committed to preserving oceans across the world. For nearly 200 years, the Talisker distillery has been standing proudly by the sea, embracing the elements in a land of extremes that is the inspiration for the whisky we craft.
In 2020, we partnered with Parley for the Oceans, a non-profit environmental organisation focused on protecting our oceans. Based on our shared passion for the sea, we pledged to help them protect and restore 100 million square metres of wild sea forests. We aim to protect and restore the natural habitat of millions of creatures with whom we share our oceans.