Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
53.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Sep 2009 6:29 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1281.87

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267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 30-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    the nose is a masterpiece - fruity like the '73 Speysider, spicy as Ords from the '70s and beautiful tender Taligen.
    He is still delicious on the palate - but he can not compete with his ingenious nose for me. Just snoop away completely.
    The distance to 25yo CS is clearly noticeable.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Mango, sweet lemon, dried pineapple, yellow melon, yellow kiwi, passion fruit, banana, maple syrup, warm honey, sweet and sour complex fruity, green tea, oatmeal, yasmin, geranium leaves, concentrated tree juice, liquorice, licorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, rattan furniture, wood dust, Citrus, citrus oil, lemon rubbed off, from time to time a hint of old decomposed camp fire smoke blows over and disappears again in the living nose.

      The nose is dense and super persistent, while superclean and clear, looks very noble on me
    • Taste
      92 92
      sweet, viscid, tender wood smoke, salty spray, seaweed, licorice, weathered sawn wood, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sweet lemon, lime, pineapple, gooseberry, wax, tobacco, shell limestone, laurel, sweet grass, green branches,
    • Finish
      91 91
      long, spicy, slightly peppery and yet mild and cultured

  2. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 0619 sold empty at ebay.

  3. malthead-sven scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    A fitting metaphor for this malt would probably be a "gentle comet impact", he almost accomplishes the squaring of the circle with its mild elegance on one side and the heavy old spice on the other. A full-length malt moment ...
    • Nose
      ripe mangoes, with vanilla flavored herbal tea, marzipan, all very fine, yet clear in the nose, almost mesmerizing, brown candy sugar, some wood glue, with water then jelly bananas, Haribo confectionery, a touch fresher and now slightly smoky , Honey and moss
    • Taste
      starts tingling on the tip of the tongue, slightly smoky, creamy, creamy, a little like champagne, Brazil nuts, very mild pepper and a little bacon
    • Finish
      the further he pulls down, the bigger the mild but intense heat he radiates, like a rising summer sun, leaves a dry sweetness

  4. SteveW110 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A strong Talisker and mMn one of the best TALISKER 30yo.
    Everything after 2010 should not be allowed to call Talisker30yo.

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    92. The richest palette of taste.
    Nose: wax, fruit, sea pebbles, dusty shelf with books ...
    Taste: a lot of things! Propolis ... lick sea pebbles ... Varnish ... Wax ... A tarry and sticky mouth ... Difficult to characterize - but it is incomparable and difficult.
    Finish: endless, powerful, warm, lacquered and salty.

  6. DrunkDude scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It has the same skeleton as other mid-to-high-age tesca, with a slight breakthrough in taste, but the final rhyme is rough, and it is quite anticlimactic: We are always so harsh on this level of whisky
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very vibrant aroma. Short-term new leather, a lot of Fanta soda, soaked vitamin C effervescent tablets, the fishy smell of salted fish and mint, and sea salt followed closely. After a little wake up, the vitamin C breath is closer to the bitterness of orange juice peeled with the skin. The overall taste is sour and bitter but the fructose is strong and clear. It is not very complicated, but it is also simple and good smelling. 91.
    • Taste
      91 91
      It is sweet and sour. It is recommended not to chew after the mouth. Please feel the change slowly! Green apple hard candy, lemon juice, the astringent dryness of lemon peel oil, clean orange jam and other fruit flavors changed to roasted nuts, ginger oil, and a little citrus peel. After that, the bitterness increased. This is the dark chocolate. The bitterness ends here, where the bitterness slightly crosses the line, bringing up some fishy smell in the smell. The wine has a medium oily body, full flavor, weak alcohol stimulation, clear and comfortable layers, and easy to appreciate wine. 91
    • Finish
      88 88
      The bitterness continues. It once again evokes the astringency of lemon peel oil, the spiciness of black pepper, salt, fennel, and mint, which are slightly irritating. 88

  7. Carsten scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 30y (bottled 2009) 53.1%
    Color: yellow gold
    Nose: brilliant - sweet fruit notes, orange / tangerine, pineapple, plus light maritime notes
    Body: oily
    Mouth: pepper, wood, but also sweet notes, honey and candy canes, pastries, orange peel, salt.
    Finish: Medium / long, initially peppery, then persistent caramel and salt
    Conclusion: great whisky. Multi-layered and yet balanced

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
      Pineapple, honeydew melon, maple syrup, liquorice, liquorice, orange oil, allspice, nutmeg, thyme honey, old library, jasmine tea, sea breeze, very subtle campfire smoke, banana bread
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, nougat, salted caramel, liquorice, black pepper, banana, forest honey, oranges, nutmeg, a hint of walnut, subtle smoky note, ginger
    • Finish
      92 92
      Getting dry, very long, smoke, salt, honey, orange zest, black pepper

  9. daverdaz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    So far, unfortunately, the weakest of the Talisker 30 in barrel strength that I have had so far. Nose is great cinema, but the taste is a bad note that goes sour ...

  10. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      the nose is quite variable, but a little not my profile, in the foreground a paraffin candle, wax, a little honey and citrus fruits, gun oil, a slight haze and even a sword belt, oysters appeared at the end, but the general impression is that there is not enough expression and riot of colors, like me love
    • Taste
      92 92
      everything is very interesting here, several rolling waves, alternately a tree, citruses, peppers and so on in a circle
    • Finish
      90 90
      peppery woody, slightly dry


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