Hidden away in the west of the Isle of Skye, Talisker is one of the most remote distilleries in Scotland. In spite of this, it has grown to be one of the world's favourite single malt whiskies. With a range of gently smoky whiskies that span a spectrum of flavour from the zesty and briny to the rich, complex and delicate, the distillery leads Diageo's single malt portfolio.

We are very pleased to welcome Diageo's Colin Dunn to the show to lead us through a selection of drams that show off the versatility of Talisker over the years.

We will dip into Talisker's history, drawing on Colin's extensive knowledge of the subject, as well as taste whiskies produced over the past five decades. From Talisker new-make, we will move on to comparing 8-year-old whiskies from the present day and 1970s, before delving back through time to try whiskies distilled in the 1990s, 1980s and 1970s. We will also be trying a mystery cask sample, specially selected for the class.

Not only is this a chance to try a range of incredible whiskies, it's also an opportunity to pick the brains of one of the industry's most knowledgeable historians while he talks about one of his favourite distilleries.

The Line-Up

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