Talisker 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB103927
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
Bottled
23.01.2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Isle of Skye Map
Bottle code
L7023CM000
Barcode
5000281018874
Added on
20 nov 2017 4:46 pm by FredrikH
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 95.44

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.90 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The quality of this whisky from year to year is confirmed by many whisky lovers and this is an excellent result. Whisky will be especially good in wet autumn weather. Like now, by the way.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The smell of dried fruits, prunes and dried apricots, dried on the fire. The smell of apples and pears. A little smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is sweet, the same prunes and dried apricots prevail in the taste, which is slightly shaded by smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet aftertaste of medium duration. However, I did not catch the usual salt in the aftertaste-a characteristic feature of Talisker.

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  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fragrance: rich, full of honey, orange, plum, malt, hay, cinnamon, mocha and caramel, then peat, wood and seaspray.

    Taste: Fruit, honey, malt, salty sea, peat, earth, wood fire, pepper: classic Talisker, but softer.

    Finish: long with pepper, chili, peat, sea, creamy almond.

    I love the fact that they didn't put it in some wine casks or port finish, but let the malt itself shine.

  5. mudshark scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  8. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This Tally has everything.
    Maritime peat, fish oil, seashells, oyster, seaweed, brine, salt, lightly smoked fish.
    Melon, fresh dates, figs, macadamia, sweet berries.
    Musky oatmeal, wet barnyard, freshly cut grass, wet damp soil.

    What else is there to ask for? All rounded.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Andreas W. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This was also tasted again as part of my little Talisker re-tasting. For me it represents the noticeable further development of the Talisker 10. Less smoky and not so salty, but much more fruity and complex. I even think of the lovely clementine fruity sweetness. I also like it quite well, especially on the palate. He is currently worth a good 87 WB points (87/88/87) (with a tendency to 88).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Again and again I come back to Talisker 18, looking to find that which makes it such a loved whisky, and oddly, considering I like the 10 very much, I just can't find it.

    The nose is lovely and appreciably different from Islay fares, the body is well rounded and displays enough characterestics of old whisky to please, and the entry is pleasant, but somehow it just never quite blooms on the palate as it promises, and the finish is hollow.

    Overall it's a nice drink, but 10 costs half the money and pleases me more, so this one never quite makes it to the shopping cart.

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