In 1825 Hugh MacAskill of Eigg acquired Talisker House and the north end of the Minginish peninsula on the rugged beautiful Isle of Skye. Five years later he and his brother had built what was to become one of the world’s most popular distilleries on the shore of Loch Harport. In fact by as early as 1898 Talisker was one of the best selling malt whiskies in the UK.
Thick pungent smoke on the nose. Notes of kippers seaweed apple peels. Fresh and fragrant. Full bodied with huge plumes of smoke and volcanic peppery peat. Intense. Long finis with barley and malt.
When it comes to Talisker you can’t go past smoked salmon the two are made for each other.