Talisker 44 Year Old Forests of the Deep is the distillery's oldest release to date
A tribute to the impressive sea kelp forests that are important to the ecosystem
Talisker has only filled 1,997 bottles of the 44-year-old Talisker and Parley for the Oceans, organisation for ocean conservation.named Forests of the Deep. It was launched last week on World Oceans Day - a fitting date for the launch of a inspired by the collaboration between
The kelp forests near the Cape of Good Hope were the destination of an expedition that included scientists, activists and filmmakers. A special cargo on the ship were barrels., which were then later using a small amount of sustainably farmed Scottish seaweed. The Talisker 44 Year Old Forests of the Deep was in these
A tribute to the beauty and fragility of the great forests of the deep
Diageo describes the 44-year-old Talisker's aromas as a combination of seductive aromas with maritime notes. It is characterised by an oily-soft texture, umami notes and a sweet chilli-pepper finish. £3,800 is the suggested retail price for this Talisker 44 Year Old, which is set to go on sale worldwide.
Cyril Gutsch, Founder & CEO, Parley said, “Kelp forests are the planet’s underwater architects, and a powerful blue carbon force within the ecosystem that makes Earth habitable. They support biodiversity and sequester and store whisky is a tribute to the beauty and fragility of these great forests of the deep, and our collaborative mission to support their protection.”more efficiently than the rainforests. This very special and rare edition of Talisker
Producer’s Tasting Notes for the Talisker 44 YO
Appearance: Deep, clear amber. Excellent beading
Nose: True to a Talisker of, the nose is mellow overall, with a peppery prickle that yields slowly to rich maritime top notes with traces of seaweed, salt crystals and warmed , over sweeter wafts of lemon zest and toffee. Beneath these scents lie intriguing layers of aroma; hints of canvas, brine-licked sea air and a distant beach bonfire
Palate: A big, wonderfully oily-smooth texture and umami-rich, as waves of -sweet intensity meet the full force of the sea mid-palate. The effect lightly dries before a peppery warmth surges and smoothens. A drop of softens the feel and brings a hint of sweetness with a pinch of salt and tingling Szechuan pepper.
Finish: Really long, with soft traces of candle wax as a sweet chilli-pepper warmth suffuses the palate, becoming mouth-cooling if water is added