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Overall rating
88.19/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L7303CM000
Added on
26 Sep 2009 5:39 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 135.00

5 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

157 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.19 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, sea breeze, brine, vanilla, lime juice, apricot jam, apple compote, slightly earthy-mellow, honey
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy, sweet, black pepper, apple compote, a hint of chili, orange zest, vanilla, salt, almonds,
    • Finish
      Orange marmalade, black pepper, smoke and vanilla. Pretty long

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good stuff from Talisker. The people working for this Skye-distillery certainly know what they are doing. I wonder if the newer bottlings of the 18yo are just as good?
    • Nose
      Some light smoke is accompanied by brine. Then lots of fruit appears. Lemon, underripe banana, nectarine and peach. It also has a floral quality. Yes, this is proper stuff.
    • Taste
      Soft at first but then some intense smoke and pepper. Pretty dry. But it mellows after a while, which is when the fruit returns, this time apples and pears. And there's some marzipan too.
    • Finish
      Smoky and peppery, giving it a beautiful long fruity ending.

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Amazingly cool. Citrus, the smoke rising in power thereafter.
    • Taste
      Bitterness of orange peel, vanilla and honey. Fruity enough, the pepper is discreet. Citrus fruits present.
    • Finish
      Pepper is more, smoke on the tongue. White pepper grows and radiates.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. DavidH. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A typical, maritime malt. The phenolic component of the smoke surprised me a bit. Can you drink well at every opportunity without finally convincing me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Moderate phenolic smoke note. Strong vanilla, salt. A light sea breeze. A hint of overripe bright fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke, vanilla. Slightly peppery, spices, salt. The alcohol could be better integrated.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Departure quite intense and long, smoke, maritime notes. Salivation ons.

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