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Talisker 'Directors Tactical Selection' 1982 Douglas Laing 23 Year Old

Lot: 250711

Talisker 'Directors Tactical Selection' 1982 Douglas Laing 23 Year Old

Winning Bid: £350

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Talisker
Age: 
23 Years Old
Vintage: 
1982
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
Hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Talisker 'Directors Tactical Selection' 1982 Douglas Laing 23 Year Old

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, the popularity of the distillery exploded, and it is now one of the most revered and exported in Scotland. As such, independent bottlings like this are scarce, and particularly sought after when they appear. 

Like Glenfarclas, the brand protection at Talisker is very strict and often independent bottlers are required to call it something else. Directors' Tactical Selection may be one of our favourites. 

The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead.

This whisky was distilled in April 1982 and laid to rest in single refill hogshead #489 for 23 years before being bottled in April 2005.

One of 293 bottles.

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