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Overall rating
85.18/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
11.2009
Bottled
02.2018
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 12364
Number of bottles
393
Strength
48.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2018 1:54 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.14

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2009 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.18 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A fairly round but also ordinary smoker, nothing special but quite easy to drink. A bit too thin in my opinion.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Soso, Talisker. But it is very unusual, much smokier, no chili catch, not maritime. Maybe Talisker bought some new make on Islay and gave it to UAs ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nice smoke at first, a mixture of campfire and coal fire, malt and citrus notes right behind, while the smoke begins to become phenolic. After a while, peaches, mineral notes, a strange chemical smell in motion, the amount of smoke has decreased significantly. The fruit notes are getting stronger, the malt overall sweeter. Caramel and some camphor can also be found. Warmth tickles phenols and alcohol first, then dark and sweet malt notes come to the fore, finally very strong acid notes and disinfectants.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and also extremely mineral, like chewing on stone dust, later dark block malt and lemon. The alcohol is not too weak, the mouthfeel is quite dense, it dries off heavily with hints of cocoa. A little liquorice complements the notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish begins with liquorice and dry and then slowly becomes sweeter again until ash remains on the tongue even longer. The finish is quite long and also warms up a bit.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    disapointing.

    Thank god it was only a blind sample.

  3. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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