Investment Tips - Whisky - 16. November 2023

Talisker 45 YO: The oldest Parley to date and a closing chapter

Brand new release that is both one of the oldest expression ever released from Talisker and at the same time represents a closing chapter.

Talisker is undeniably one of the world's most well-known and highly regarded distilleries. Here you can read more about the opportunity to invest in the brand new release Talisker 45 YO Glacial Edge, which carries exciting potential. But before you do, consider joining us on a trip to the Isle of Skye and see where these bottles originated.

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The Parley Range - A Final Chapter

 For almost 200 years, Talisker has been located on the shores of Loch Harport and has been dedicated to the sea and raw maritime nature as an essential part of the distillery's DNA for generations. Prompted by this bond with the ocean, in recent years Talisker has partnered with Parley to put the oceans on the agenda. Parley For The Ocean is a global environmental organisation and a network of creatives, scientists and innovators who, through successful collaborations with other iconic brands such as Dior and Adidas, have launched initiatives to restore vast amounts of marine life.

Together with Talisker, Parley launched an ambitious project to restore and protect 100 million square metres of marine ecosystem before the end of 2023 - funded in part by three limited edition releases under Talisker X Parley. All of this has now culminated in one of the oldest whisky Talisker has ever released, marking the final chapter for the Talisker X Parley series of Talisker Wilder Seas, Talisker 44 YO Forest of the Deep and now Talisker 45 YO Glacial Edge.

Wild Experiment In Very Limited Quantities

Talisker 45 YO Glacial Edge is a whisky that has been on a journey. For 96 hours, the casks of precious and rare drops have been given their final finish in the biting Canadian cold, where crushing, frosty snow has given the casks new character and contributed to this unique expression.

Talisker 45 YO has been matured in ex-Canadian white American oak whiskey casks and only 2,455 bottles have been produced for the world. Now you have the opportunity to secure investment in this small quantity.

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How Talisker 44 YO Forrest Of The Deep Has Performed

Last year, Talisker released their 44 YO Forest Of The Deep, and according to, it is off to a great start in terms of price development. Since June 2022, the average asking price has increased by around 10%.

Understanding Whisky Investment With The DCI Model

When it comes to whisky investment, there are a number of different characteristics that influence whether a whisky is suitable for investment. These attributes relate to the audience the whisky is aimed at, and the more of these audiences that are targeted, the more attractive and worthy of investment the whisky is.

Talisker 45 YO Glacial Edge is definitely aimed at the whisky lover, also referred to as the 'drinker' - albeit the more wealthy part of this segment. In addition, other investors and whisky collectors alike will potentially find interest in this whisky: Talisker is undeniably an iconic distillery, the whisky is of high quality, the 45 YO is only produced in 2,455 numbered bottles and also offers the opportunity to collect an entire series, marked here by the oldest Talisker to date.


Putting Price Into Perspective

Scotch single malt whisky does not have to be expensive. But as we all know, whisky gets better with age, while time and carefully blended casks gently round off the refined drops - and if you want this experience, you have to pay. But despite this, you can now get Talisker 45 YO at a very attractive price compared to what you would otherwise have to pay for "aged" whiskies that are also new to the market:

WhiskyAgeBottledNumber of bottles releasedPrice per bottle
The Macallan Annual Release30 YO2023??€ 4.000
Mortlach Midnight malt30 YO2022350€ 5.700
Tomantin45 YO2023225€ 5.000
Dalmore45 YO2022500€ 20.000
Talisker Glacial Edge45 YO20232.455€ 3.050

Of course, there are several factors that influence the pricing, but if you want old whisky, Talisker 45 YO still seems to offer a lot of value for money.

Invest Far Below The Market

The average price is £4,599, which converted to euros and minus UK VAT comes to €4,138. If we look at, the cheapest can be acquired for € 3,962, while the average asking price is € 4,612. Your investment price here is € 3,050*. In other words, you are getting into the Talisker 45 YO investment far below the market.

Prospects for the whisky category: Whisky growth

The future of the whisky category looks very exciting. Below are some highlights from a section of another whisky analysis, which you can find in full here.

  • The global whisky market is expected to grow by 4.7% per year for the next ten years
  • China has become the world's 5th largest importer of Scotch whisky, increasing imports by 84.9% from 2020 to 2021
  • India is the world's largest whisky market and the third largest importer of Scotch whisky
  • Exports of Scotch whisky to India account for only 2% of India's whisky market due to a 150% import tariff
  • The UK and India have been negotiating free trade agreements - including a reduction in the whisky tariff - for some time. This summer, several media outlets reported that the parties are close to reaching a preliminary agreement, including a reduction in the import tariff on whisky from 150% to 100%. A significant reduction
  • A reduction in the tariff is expected to increase exports to India by €1.1 billion over the next five years

These are some of the most exciting catalysts for whisky prices to rise in the future - while keeping in mind the growth and potential of whisky's home markets like Europe and the US.

For more insights into the future outlook for whisky investment, read more here: Whisky Investments: What You Need To Know About Investing In Whisky

RareWine Invest's opinion

This investment tip is not just about a new, exclusive whisky release, but about gaining exposure to an entire category with some really exciting prospects, where macro trends point to some very exciting opportunities for this historic category.

To be more specific, this is your opportunity to get in from the start in one of Taliskers' oldest expression to date, the end of a series and a collaboration that has only been produced in 2,455 bottles.

Old whisky is expensive, but Talisker 45 YO not only gives you the opportunity to invest in beautiful, mature whisky at an attractive price compared to other major brands, but we are also giving you the opportunity to invest at a very attractive price compared to the rest of the market. In fact, you will save more than 23% at the time of writing compared to the cheapest price on, which is the cheapest price we have managed to find. That is a great start to your investment.

Invest in Talisker 45 YO Glacial Edge

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2023Talisker 45 YO Glacial Edge700OC1€ 3,050
*All prices are in EUR ex. customs duty, tax, and VAT for delivery to a bonded warehouse. Prices including customs duty, tax and VAT can be sent on request. The wines are only sold in whole cases unless otherwise specified and the price is per bottle. Minimum order size € 2,500. Assumes a total minimum investment of € 10,000. Prices may have changed since release of this article. Reservations are made for errors.

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