Episode 21

Published on:

28th Aug 2020

Episode 21: Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Distillers Edition

Episode 21 features Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky - The Distillers Edition. This double matured, 10 year old scotch is bottled on the Isle of Skye. At 45.8% ABV, or 91.6 proof, it's the expected proof for a Talisker.

Enjoy this episode with a wee dram!

Talisker's official website: https://www.malts.com/en-us/brands/talisker

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1825 - Brothers Hugh & Kenneth MacAskill arrive on the Isle of Skye
  • 1830 - Talisker distillery is founded
  • 1857 - Donald McLellan takes over from the MacAskills
  • 1866 - John Anderson takes over the distillery
  • 1880 - Alexander Allen and Roderick Kemp take over
  • 1892 - Roderick Kemp sells his share in Talisker and buys Macallan
  • 1916 - A consortium formed by John Walker & Sons and John Dewar & Sons take over
  • 1925 - Consortium evolves to become Distillers Company (DCL), an ancestor of Diageo who currently owns Talisker
  • 1941 - Shut down due to war rationing
  • 1960 - Still house is destroyed in a fire
  • 1972 - Floor malting ceases at Talisker

Key Cocktail:

Neat, with a bit of water if you like.

Talisker recommends trying the spirit with seafood, in particular shellfish.


Wikipedia article on Talisker Distillery

Wikipedia article on Talisker - the region

Article on the Talisker name

Diffords Guide reference on Talisker

2012 video "Share a Taste of Talisker"

2020 Whisky.com Review

2014 Whisky.com Review

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I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.