Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in one of his poems "The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay or Glenlivet". Situated on the banks of Loch Harport, Talisker Distillery was founded by the brothers Mac Askill. Talisker later went bankrupt after a proprietor went to jail for swindling on the quality of the goods. The Distillery was closed during the second world war, it was eventually refurbished after a fire in 1960. Whilst a large amount of Talisker's production is bottled under its own label, Talisker is also blended into Johnnie Walker and White Horse.
Brilliant gold colour. A powerful peat smoke, hinting at sea water saltiness, citrus sweetness and the liquor of fresh oysters. Powerful, smoky-sweet and peppery palate full of clear malt flavours and developing warmth with a huge, peppery finish. A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper. Huge, long, warming peppery finish with an appetising tropical aftertaste.