Talisker Forests of the Deep 44 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Launched in late 2022 in Australia at 44 years of age, this is the oldest Talisker on record. Born of the sea, and sub titled, "Forests of the Deep", it has been created as a reflection of the power and beauty of our oceans, inspired by an expedition to one of the world’s largest sea kelp forests near the Cape of Good Hope, led by Talisker’s partner in ocean conservation, Parley for the Oceans. On board the ship were Talisker cask staves, which were later charred using a small amount of sustainably-farmed Scottish sea kelp and stave wood shavings. The whisky was finished in these marine oak casks before bottling at 49.1%. It's a follow up to the equally eccentric but critically acclaimed 43 year old 'Xpedition Oak', finished in casks that included wooden staves that had traversed the Atlantic, from the Spanish Canary islands to Antigua, on the deck of adventurer James Aiken's yacht. Presented in a spectacular oval shaped case, 1,997 bottles of Forests of the Deep will be released globally. Rave reviews from several bloggers, so if you are one of the lucky few to taste it, put yourself in seclusion for a few hours to get a full showing of everything this has to offer. Very limited stocks.