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Explore the versatility of Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky within the worlds of storytelling, myths, flavor and international cultures.

Back to the Future Studio

Talisker is an incredibly intriguing spirit, incorporating global flavors that lend themselves to seductive experiences:

  • The nose is of peat smoke with just a hint of seawater and salt of fresh oysters, with a citrus sweetness.
  • On the palate, Talisker tastes of rich dried-fruit sweetness, clouds of smoke, strong barley-malt flavors and is warming and intense.
  • Think about Scotch as a component of nuanced, multi-layered cocktails; it is not a spirit only for drinking neat or on the rocks.


World Class Training Booklet Back to the Future Studio Notes


Storytelling in hospitality is something that we as bartenders can do to make our guests feel entertained, enraptured, and part of history when they sit down with us.

Explore the relationships between exotic ingredients and the global flavors of Single Malt Scotch Whisky to create this experience for your guests.


Jason Clark

Jason Clark has been working in the hospitality industry in New Zealand, London & Melbourne for over 22 years. His thirst to pursue perfection led him to compete in cocktail competitions where he excelled and represented his country at 6 global finals including World Class in 2013 & 2014. Jason is now based in London as the UK’s Talisker Whisky Brand Ambassador and tours the country educating and inspiring both the trade and consumers about Whisky.

Ervin Trykowski

Ervin Trykowski is at the forefront of a new age of Scotch ambassadors. Coming at Scotch from a new and exciting angle, this Scot is a world away from traditional Scotch. Most of his 15 years working in the on-trade was spent behind world class bars in his native Scotland. After two years travelling the world, Ervin has spread the good word of Scotch in over 30 countries, making him an international authority on all things Scotch and cocktails.

Mark Moriarty

Mark is a 27-year old chef based in Dublin, Ireland. He works at The Greenhouse restaurant, under head chef Mickael Viljanen, which holds one Michelin star. In addition, he works across numerous food projects, including TV, brand consultancy, global pop-up restaurants and ambassador rolls. Mark also acts as Diageo Reserve’s “Global Gastronomer.” Mark is a former San Pellegrino world young chef of the year and is listed on the Forbes 30 under 30.

Lauren Mote

Lauren is the Diageo Reserve Global Cocktailian, co-creator of Bittered Sling Bitters, sommelier, writer, and spirits judge. A former World Class Canada champ and top 12 in the world, Lauren now spearheads our World Class Studios educational program: she creates programming for bartenders, ambassadors, customers and consumers across 60 countries. She’s also the global ambassador for the World Class program and represents the entire Reserve portfolio.