Following in the vein of the Macallan box, next up is the box that housed this bottle. This is one of the nicer box and bottle designs I’ve seen, shaded in an attractive blue color no doubt meant to evoke images of the ocean which has played no small part in influencing the flavor of the whisky (well, maybe the photograph of crashing waves has something to do with it as well). Talisker made an imprint on my memory and I will be most definitely be procuring another bottle someday. For now, I’ll keep this particular bottle in the museum.
Today’s museum post is of a bottle of Talisker that I bought back in November. Talisker is similar to Ardbeg, Lagavulin, and Laphroaig in that it is distilled, aged, and bottled by the sea, but unlike the other three (which are practically down the road from each other on Islay), Talisker is made further up north on the Isle of Skye. It is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.
It is difficult to believe that it has been several months since I’ve enjoyed and finished this bottle. Due to budget constraints, I’ve cut back significantly on indulging, and at times I’ve even thought that maybe I’m done with Scotch just like I’m done with aquariums (Scotch is hard liquor, after all).
When I think back to the peatiness, seaweediness, and sweetness of this dram, I think that I must be mistaken. Enjoy this museum post.