Talisker Skye Tasting + Oysters

It’s not exactly a tough day when you spend it sailing around Sydney harbour, sucking down fresh oysters, enjoying cheese, and a few delicious whiskies – you certainly won’t catch me complaining.

The team at Talisker invited myself and a few other bloggers along to the launch of their new expression, Talisker Skye, A young ‘no age statement’ expression that I suspect is their response to a general increase in demand for Scotch from new younger whisky drinkers.

Placed as an approachable daily drinker, Talisker has done a great job of mellowing out the flavours of their flagship 10yo, while still maintaining that salty brininess it’s famous for.

Sean Baxter – Talisker’s ambassador, took us through the full Talisker Whisky range paired with some super fresh oysters.

My Talisker Skye Tip:

Pour a few drops of whisky onto a freshly shucked oyster. The flavours work perfectly together, creating an amazing buttery mouthfeel – especially the Talisker 10yo or the newly launched Skye. Whip this combo out at your next BBQ and amaze.

I’m a big fan of the 10yo, its a solid choice if you are picking up a bottle on the way to a dinner with whisky drinkers. But I would probably be more likely to pick up a bottle of Talisker Skye as a gift, or if I was unsure how keen someone was on their whiskies.

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