This Island single malt is the oldest expression released commercially to date from the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye. Distilled in 1978, this limited edition has been aged in refill American oak barrels before being finished in Manzanilla sherry casks from Delgado Zuleta, one of Jerez's oldest sherry producers, in homage to the type of whisky that would have been produced at the distillery in the early 20th century.
The second release in the Bodega Series, just 2,000 bottles of this 41-year-old have been produced at a strength of 50.7% abv. The nose is spicy with a fruity middle and a maritime base. The palate is rich and smooth with sweet fudge initially, before a salty note brings some balance, with a peppery heat and chilli-pepper kick building before the long and hot finish with lingering peat smoke.