Never heard of Ice-fractured oak. What’s the thoughts for this experiment? Talisker Glacial Edge 45-Year-Old is the final release in a ‘wild’ whisky-making series. The expression was finished in ice-fractured oak, a new experiment in whisky craft and a first for the Diageo-owned brand. Talisker took 12 heavily charred American Oak casks to Canada’s ice fields, where a specialist cooper removed the ends of the casks. They were then exposed to sub-zero temperatures and Arctic winds for 96 hours, which fractured the wood. The process increases the surface area of the casks, which the whisky then interacts with during the finishing period in Scotland.

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