45.8% ABV 750 ml To commemorate Talisker distillerys 175th anniversary in 2005 a special, limited edition expression of the Skye single malt was issued by Diageo. Talisker 175 carries no age statement and consists of a release of 60,000 bottles worldwide. It is largely the work of Diageos Maureen Robinson, who says that some of the oldest component malts date back to the mid 1970s, while the youngest are at least ten years old. According to Talisker distillery manager Charlie Smith, It has all the elements of Talisker but in slightly different proportions to those in the ten or the 25-year-old. Its unmistakably Talisker, and one of the easiest drinking Taliskers Ive tasted. Complex on the nose, with sweetness overlying smoke. Elegant heather and Bourbon notes in the background. Sweet and smoky on the palate, coconut, spices and a hint of liquorice. Long and slightly salty in the finish, with insistent smoke. Lacking some of the pepperiness usually associated with Talisker.