Why Buy: This ultra-rare, 30-year, limited-edition single malt (only 741 bottles available in the U.S.) is both one of the most coveted luxury bottles out there right now and also one of the most decorated (UPROXX, a popular website devoted to culture and commerce, named it the best Scotch whisky of 2023). It's little wonder why. Intensity, depth, resonance, the ability to take you to a different, a better place: it's all here. Another insta-classic from the legendary Talisker.

What They're Saying: “It’s the perfect balance of subtle peat, soft fruit, and seaside vibes that are succinct and delectable," UPROXX wrote, in its year-in-review. "Perfection." It also took home a prestigious Double Gold from the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The Story: Talisker was founded in 1830, but it has so much more than just longevity and legacy going for it. There's truly something magical about the Isle of Skye, the remote and rugged island where Talisker is distilled, and where the air and water are so much more than tourist board talking points; not just connoisseurs, but novices, too, can tell how vital and essential these elements are to each and every glorious and distinctive bottling. This is a one-of-a-kind patch of earth, and, as it is with winemakers and first-rate terroir, so it is with distillers: let the terroir speak fully and loudly for itself, and simply try to aid in that process by drawing forth its inherent properties. And that's precisely what Talisker has done here. With extraordinary success. 

Our Tasting Notes: Thirty years in the cellar has wrought a rich, layered complexity and a deep, smooth-edged maturity. The nose sends up notes of dark chocolate, sea salt, and seaweed, but all of them so well-integrated, and with a softness that surprised us. The palate picks up on that seaweed character, adding notes of tobacco, toasted nuts, and peaches and cream, along with that certain something, a hard-to-define quality that speaks to the incomparable magic of the Isle of Skye, a kind of wildness and vitality. The finish manages the difficult trick of being, all at once, salty and spicy and smoky and sweet. And smooth.

ABV: 49.5%/49.6% ** [Talisker's own info has it both ways] (99 proof), non-chill filtered, with no coloring added.

Fun Fact: Talk about legacy. Talisker received the ultimate shout-out from writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who, in his 1887 poem “The Scotsman’s Return From Abroad," wrote: "The king o’ drinks as I conceive it/Talisker, Isla, or Glenlivet."

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source directly from the distiller, so rest assured: your single malt will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Order yours today!


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