Talisker 10 Year Old RNLI special release 2009 (70cl, 45.8%)

Talisker 10 Year Old RNLI special release 2009 (70cl, 45.8%)

This is the ever-popular 10 year old, introduced in 1988 and still a staple of the core-range in spite of the increasing non-age statement output from the distillery. Packaged in a special box for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in 2009.

This label design was used between 2005 and 2012 a decade prior to the first single malt release from Torabhaig necessitated a label change to update "only distillery" on Skye, to "oldest distillery."

For a long time, Talisker was the sole distillery on Scotland’s iconic Isle of Skye. Renowned for the quality of its output, the distillery has rarely changed hands, joining DCL (now Diageo) back in 1916. Despite this, releases were not the most common. An 8 year old was bottled officially and Gordon & MacPhail produced what are now classic and sought after vintage bottlings under official license from the distillery. When a 10 year old expression became a founding pillar of United Distillers’ Classic Malts range in 1988, the popularity of the distillery exploded, and it is now one of the most revered and exported in Scotland.

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