Talisker 43 Year Old Xpedition Oak
Lot number: 134-06988
This lot failed to meet its reserve.
Talisker was founded by two brothers, Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill in 1830 and until 1928 practised triple distillation. The distillery was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in November 1960, including commissioning identical stills to those that had been destroyed in the fire. In 1998 it was part of Diageo's Classic Malts original line up and in 2014 it became the 10th best selling single malt in the world and demand keeps growing. Recent releases include Talisker Skye and Talisker Neist Point.
For this release, 100 staves travelled with renowned adventurist, James Aiken as he solo sailed the same route travelled by the rowers of the exhilarating Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. These staves were essentially seasoned by the extreme elements of his 3264 mile Atlantic crossing, absorbing sun, wind, rain & sea spray to alter their character for use in the final finishing of the whisky.
Only 1830 bottles were produced, packaged in a unique display case featuring a digital and oil painting depiction of the Atlantic crossing, along with a booklet describing the process and small piece of one of the staves that made the crossing.
Age: 43 Years Old
Cask Type: American Oak Hogshead
49.7% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 1108 / 1830
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