NORWALK, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A panel of whisky experts convened by Whisky Magazine, the leading specialist publication on world whiskies, declared last week at the World Whiskies Awards in Glasgow, Scotland that Talisker 18 Year Old is the "World's Best Single Malt Whisky."
Imported from the remote Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye, this revered single malt suggests nothing less for those in search of the perfect pairing for the millions of "World's Best Dads" on June 17th. At a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $69.99 (US) for a 750 ml bottle, this award winning whisky communicates and symbolizes "thank you, Dad" in any language.
For Dads who are influenced by expert opinion, they can feel comfortable with the entire Classic Malts Selection(TM), to which Talisker belongs. Judges at the recent competition also named the Talisker 18 Year Old the Best Island (non-Islay) single malt whisky and the award for Best Islay (peated) single malt whisky went to another Classic Malts Selection single malt whisky, Lagavulin(R) The Distillers Edition(TM), which will arrive to the United States this fall.
Among the sub-category winners, Talisker 10 Year Old was awarded Best Island (non-Islay) single malt whisky under 12 Years Old. Caol Ila(R) 8 Year Old was declared Best Islay (unpeated) single malt whisky under 12 Years Old.
According to Faye Ng, Brand Manager, Classic Malts, "This prestigious award designated by the most elite whisky palates the world over reinforces what our loyal consumers already knew, but we are pleased about the recognition and are eager to share the news with nascent aficionados."
For a ready-made gift pack that includes the award winner: For those who want to try a sampling of the "World's Best Single Malt" and try other Talisker selections as well, Diageo has made available Talisker-exclusive gift packs, the Classic Malt(TM) Whisky Trio. The ensemble contains 200 ml bottles of Talisker 10 Year Old; Talisker The Distillers Edition and Talisker 18 Year Old. The gift pack has a suggested retail price of $60.
"The selection of 200 ml bottles is a perfect way to sample three exquisitely produced single malts and an ideal means to enjoying the world's finest," according to Ng. A second Classic Malt(TM) Whisky Trio is also available for aficionado gift-giving in which three of the world's most popular single malt whiskies from the Classic Malts Selection have been packaged together.
The "Isles of Scotland" package delivers three exquisite samplings of three pre-eminent single malt whisky selections from the Classic Malts Selection, including Talisker(R) 10 Year Old; Caol Ila(R) 12 Year Old and Lagavulin(R) 16 Year Old. The handsomely packaged trio has a suggested retail price of $70.
All three award-winning single malts have a different character. The Talisker 10 Year Old is full bodied and the only single malt scotch whisky from the Isle of Skye. It is a distinctive whisky with a peppery character and a hint of the sea. Meanwhile, the Caol Ila 12 Year Old, a firm-bodied single malt, comes from the Isle of Islay and is an elusive malt, revered around the world for its sweet, smooth and robust smoky character.
Finally, Lagavulin 16 Year Old, also from the Isle of Islay, is full and rich bodied and is the smokiest Classic Malt(TM), boasting dense, complex, powerful peaty notes with pungent seaweed and a silky, dry finish.
To learn more about THE CLASSIC MALTS SELECTION(TM), visit www.malts.com.
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