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Talisker43 Year Old Xpedition Oak, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

750ml / 49.7% ABV

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Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak: The Atlantic Challenge, is the quintessence of the Talisker style and character. The whisky was finished in ten casks, each of which included ten ‘Atlantic’ staves that travelled with adventurer James Aiken as he single handedly traversed the Atlantic on a 3264 mile journey, the same route travelled by the rowers of the exhilarating Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. With its signature peppery sea salt, smoky sweetness, this whisky has been nurtured for over four decades in oak to produce something truly spectacular.

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Tasting Notes

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Deep clear amber. Excellent beading.

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Mellow overall and very slightly spicy, with a fruity top note of bruised apple and a smooth, aromatic hint of wax. Beneath these scents lie immediately intriguing and unexpectedly rich layers of aroma; the urge to explore them more deeply is irresistible. Adventure awaits as you do; notes of canvas and varnished wood mingle with maritime hints of sea-air and warm sand. They swirl above a faintly smoky, still waxy base that is the calm eye of the storm, the waves now lapping at warm sand. The aroma is little changed at reduced strength.  

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At natural strength, a smooth texture and a vibrant, juicy start introduce a sweet, rich, intensity with a fresh, balancing splash of ocean salt spray. The effect becomes lightly drying before an expected volcanic warmth envelops the palate. Mesmerising overall, like a distant waterfall in sunshine, it cascades with smooth, rich flavour and is very good to drink straight, while the flavour profile also remains constant if a dash of water is preferred. Finish: Really long, with a considerable sweet chilli-pepper warmth that suffuses the whole palate, and lingers even longer with a drop of water. 

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