We are pleased to be releasing the Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky 44-Year-Old: Forests of the Deep, a whisky born of the sea and inspired by the Talisker distillery founders and brothers, Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill; siblings famed for their intrepid row from Eigg across The Cuillin Sound to Skye. This is a whisky created as a reflection on the power and beauty of the seas, which was informed by an expedition led by Parley for the Oceans, Talisker’s partner in ocean conservation.
With support from Talisker, Parley undertook an expedition to one of the world’s largest sea kelp forests near the Cape of Good Hope. The mission yacht explored into the sea forests where the expedition team of scientists, activists and filmmakers undertook a dive into their depths. On board the yacht were Talisker cask staves, which were later charred using a small amount of sustainably sourced Scottish sea kelp and stave wood shavings. This exceptional whisky was then finished in these marine oak casks before bottling.