In 1825 Hugh MacAskill of Eigg acquired Talisker House and the North end of the Minginish Peninsula on the rugged, beautiful Isle of Skye. Five years later he and his brother had built what was to become on of the World's most popular distilleries on the shore of Loch Harport. In fact, by as early as 1898, Talisker was one of the best selling Malt Whiskies in the UK
On the palate the flavour explodes with salted caramel and chili flakes with an underlying peppery smoke. The long, complex finish is layers of fruit cake and the dry spice of the pepper continues with a lasting hint of leather.