Talisker 8 Year Old Special Release 2020 57.9%


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Item ID: 200926

Talisker 8 Year Old.

Special Release 2020.

Natural cask strength.

Single malt Scotch whisky.

From the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye.

A malt rich in maritime character, is the first ever to be finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks.

Colourful character with the rich, dark and exotic sweetness of warmer climes.

Warm, pepper-lashed maritime character.



Item Information

Distillery: Talisker

Bottle Size: 70cl

Limited Release: 2020 Special Release

Strength: 57.9% abv

Region: Islands-Skye

Approx. Shipping Weight: 2.0kg

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6 in stock


Tasting Notes-Talisker 8 Year Old Special Release 2020 57.9%


Golden, with greenish lights. Good beading.




A light nose-feel with some prickle. The top notes are sweet and maritime, with hints of molasses and crystalline sugar vying with dry seaweed, crystal salt and iodine, then ‘pear drop’ boiled fruit sweets below, on a smoky base with traces of charred meat. A drop of water softens the attack, increasing the maritime character and reducing the sweet notes, while introducing a hint of smoke.


A soft, smooth texture and a big taste; salty and especially, lightly sweet, before the full-on Talisker pepperiness takes over. Very drying. Water rounds it, softening the rich sweetness and bringing up the pepper, but the profile is similar.


Long, hotly peppery and drying, finishing sweet and smoky with the typical Talisker chilli-pepper ‘catch’ in the swallow. With water more rounded but similar, leaving a thread of smoke on the tongue
Notes from the Distillery



Talisker Distillery

Brothers Hugh and Kenneth moved to Skye from the Island of Eigg and built the distillery at Carbost in 1830. It was later leased to Donald McLellan in 1857 who went bankrupt in 1863 and eventually leased to John Anderson in 1866.


Over the years the distillery changed hands and by 1898 under Dailuaine-Talisker Distillery.Co.Ltd. their whisky became one of the best selling single malts in Scotland. In 1916 the distillery was again taken over by John Walker and Sons along with John Dewar and Sons.


Like many other distilleries it had to close during war. Today is one of the oldest distilleries on the Island of Skye.



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Additional Information
Weight 2.0 kg
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 39 cm
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