August 5th is National Oyster Day and there is no better way to enjoy these delicious salt-water bivalve mollusks this year than finding the perfect pair: oysters and Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Made by the sea on Scotland’s Isle of Skye where oysters are locally farmed and enjoyed, Single Malt, offers a signature maritime and briny notes – making Talisker and oyster pairings a local favorite and a classic match.

Whether you are looking to enjoy a penicillin-style cocktail with that smokiness, beautiful pepper spice and sweet coastal brine notes –that go amazingly well with the oysters –or you are simply looking for a fresh-tasting bubbly sip and a fresh plate of oysters, we got you covered. 

Our friends from Talisker shared with Latin Times ways to enjoy oysters. Global whiskey ambassador for Talisker Ewan Gunn recommends adding a splash of Talisker to a raw oyster as you would lemon or mignonette, to experience a unique blend of the smoky, sweet and fresh flavors.

Whiskey Pairings: Celebrate National Oyster Day With These Cocktails

Rhapsody in Skye

Created by Mixologist Steven Lewis to be enjoyed with fresh East Coast oysters.

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Talisker 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

3/4 oz Ginger Syrup

1 dash Cardamom Bitters

Orange Twist for Garnish

Rose Water for Garnish

Preparation:

Combine Talisker 10 Year Old, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup, and cardamom bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a chilled Nick & Nora glass and garnish with an orange twist and a few drops of rose water.

Ginger Syrup:

1 1/2 cup room temperature Ginger Juice

1 cup Sugar

Stir ginger juice and sugar in a saucepan on high heat until dissolved. Pour into a clean glass container and allow to cool. Will keep 4-6 weeks.

Talisker 57

Created by Mixologist Eric Ribeiro.

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Ingredients:

1 1/4 oz Talisker 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

3/4 oz Simple syrup

Champagne for top

Preparation:

Combine Talisker 10-Year-Old, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a Flute glass. Fill to top with champagne and garnish with a twist.

Night Gathers

Created by Mixologist Eric Ribeiro.

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Ingredients:

4 oz Talisker 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1 oz Italian Apéritif

4 oz Lemonade

4 oz Coconut Water

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Cranberry Juice

Preparation:

Combine Talisker 10 Year Old, Italian Apéritif, lemonade, coconut water, fresh lemon juice, and cranberry juice into a punch bowl with fresh ice. Garnish with orange wheels, lemon wheels, and edible flowers.