Talisker 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
77
Whiskybase ID
WB10779
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Only Single Malt Scotch Whisky From the Isle of Skye
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
'Aged 18 Years' centered at the bottom
Bottle code
L7303CM000
Barcode
5000281020525
Added on
26 sep 2009 5:39 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 135.00

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

20 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.43 points.

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, nice mixture of smoke, spiciness and darker fruits, in a oily style, very pleasant. Nicely balanced.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Spicy, full nose, slight peat and a hint of smoke. Some fruitiness, prunes. Ripe fruits, apples. Pretty some alcohol. Also some vegetal notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts smooth, then more spicy, pepper, pickering. Some licorice, a smoky touch, a little peat. Oily thick structure.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoother, still some smokiness, licorice, ashy and some red fruits. Pretty long.

  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 Connoisseur

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

  10. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • 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

  11. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  12. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  13. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. oleg.kerzikov scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. misterbzh scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 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.

  18. eleiko5 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 18 yo (45,8%, OB 2007)

    Nose: sweet and fruity. Peat smoke in the background. Chocolate coated orange. Vanilla. Flowery honey. Some marshmallows. Nectarine? Quite feminine for a Talisker if you ask me. Mouth: soft arrival, still rather sweet but getting a powerful, smokey kick after a few moments. Peppery with subtle peat. Getting drier on spices, with a bit of sherry burried somewhere underneath the smoke. Finish: classy development, soft and balanced. Vanilla and wood. Still some pepper.

    Flawless Talisker and surprisingly fresh whisky. Around € 65.

    Score: 87/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2009/talisker/talisker-18yo/

     

     

  19. 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.

  20. Fable scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  21. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly fruity with apple compote, peach, dried apricot, tangerine and grapefruit. Also chocolate, pear, vanilla, pear, fried banana and a bit of mint. Peat smoke and salt are way less present than in regular Taliskers. Very tasty with a very full nose, but I think it would have benefited from a higher ABV to give it a bit more power.

  22. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bottle code: L7344CM000 06625757
    • Nose
      fruity, yellow fruits fresh stewed as well as canned (apricots, canned peaches,), malty, surprisingly waxy, salty, peppery, mineral, dry tobacco, also some musty/dustyness occasionally. (88)
    • Taste
      mineral smoke/peat, turning sweeter, some fruit esters, malty. (87)
    • Finish
      more fruit & malt, smoke rises up again, some waxyness (parafin & fruit wax), cinnamon, pepper. (88)

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