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Talisker 2007

Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
209
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Amoroso Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L7219CM000 55320788
Barcode
5000281049366
Added on
21 Sep 2017 6:24 pm by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 60.41

26 × in wishlist

209 × member ratings

680 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2007

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet peat, bbq, brine, lemon, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet and smoky, creamy, wine adds a layer of complexity and a tang,
    • Finish
      Smoke and wine stay, sweetness and brine finish. A bit short

  2. dhMaki scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Soft and mild with fruity and a little smoke. Later a light spice and spiciness of pepper is added.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nicely balanced between fruit, spiciness and smoke. But gradually the pepper sharpness comes through. The spiciness of the pepper is more intense with the second sip.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A strong, long and spicy finish.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A more prominent sherry influence than in the 2005-2015 edition.
    • Nose
      A thick layer of red fruitiness (cranberry, blueberry) over the peat. Also some caramel.
    • Taste
      The peat more on the foreground now, with the fruitiness behind it.
    • Finish
      The cranberry comes back to the front, but the peat stays as well of course. Some fig in the background.

  4. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Talisker Touch

    Diageo’s Distillers Editions appear on a yearly basis. Their classic malts then get a second maturation. For the Talisker, that’s on Amoroso sherry casks. This is the Talisker DE from 2007 that was bottled in 2017. Can’t go wrong with this one.

    Talisker is immediately recognizable on the palate – the DNA is there – but that is nicely upholstered with lovely notes of orangettes, raspberries, red apples, barbecue sauce, walnuts, bacon, dark honey and some sweet espresso. This is actually much better than I remember.

    It caresses the palate in all its creamy glory. It starts off bittersweet on blood oranges and grapefruit, green grapes, chewing tobacco and walnuts, only to become sweeter on some honey. But it does not last. Quite a big hit of brackish water kicks in, joined by some white pepper and an unexpected and previously undiscovered floral note, almost perfume-y. Am I imagining this? I’ve never had this in a Talisker before. In the meantime the smoke, which was almost undetectable upon arrival, starts to grow warm and big.

    While the smoke fades away gently, I get an uppercut of candied orange peel sprinkled with chili peppers. The floral element remains surprisingly present. So I did not just imagine it.

    It remains a helluva malt, but the perfume-y note was somewhat odd. If I were to launch a perfume with Talisker, I’d name it the Talisker Touch (wifey rolls the eyes when I mention this). Thanks, Pat, another great experience.

  7. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. wbarchive_721011 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Compared to the 2008/2018 bottling, it seems less fruity to me, but much more peppery.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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