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Talisker 2011 HL

Overall rating
88.04/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB113497
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
2011
Bottled
04.2018
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish
Casknumber
HL 14942
Number of bottles
583
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft Bremen
Market
de Germany
Added on
15 Jun 2018 11:12 am by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.04

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2011 HL

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.04 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Boahr delicious and above all wonderfully ripe. You do not feel the 6 years at all. You do not need to have any reservations at all.
    • Nose
      Delightfully maritime and salty, subtle sherry aromas, oranges, a bit of chocolate, the smoke is gradually getting pretty dirty
    • Taste
      Very chocolaty and strong onset, still very creamy, then comes the Talisker pepper and clings beautifully
    • Finish
      Peppery at the beginning, to very delicious oak spice mixed with a light smoke, the salty and maritime notes are here again, in the end, especially the chocolate is long on the palate

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Creamy and wonderfully balanced. This filling whets the appetite for more, not a complicated high-flyer, but extremely tasty and drinkable! Tastes and pleases!

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Slightly reddish amber shimmers in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter long and oily "legs" draw their endless paths back into the glass. Smoky malt accompanied by sweet red fruit, followed by dark fermented grapes and berries, slightly mineral and floral. Salty with maritime influences, minimally earthy and dirty, re-fermented and dried grapes and berries, creamy with milk chocolate and a hint of toffee. From the fruity smoky note, a certain youthfulness and immaturity crystallizes out from time to time, which is however loosely overplayed with the fruity and maritime character.
    • Taste
      Mild, fruity and extremely sweet, the first sip pours over the tongue. Pepper and chilli dissolve immediately from the sweet fruit note, the pleasant spiciness envelops the tongue at the same time and stimulates the flow of saliva. Toffee, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, citrus fruits, salt and spicy wood tones, in the background there is a wonderful malty note of smoke.
    • Finish
      The malt flows warmly down the throat, dark yellow fruit sticks to the palate with citrus fruits and warm smoke, milk chocolate and maritime influences play with each other and end with a pleasant sharpness on the tongue.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The taste closeness to the Kilkerran HP suggests that it is quite young. NAS, otherwise 5 years. Bourbon / sherry mix. A distillery from the islands ...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Oha: warm caramel candy meets pepper bites. It has a note that reminds me of the Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch 3 that I still had in the glass for those days. Maritime, salty, demanding in a positive sense. Warm vanilla pudding, malt, toffee.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Hits the tongue with a thump and unloads a crucible of warm caramel candy mass, seasoned with pepper, clove powder and cinnamon. Warm tin roof, maritime notes, some smoke. Dry wood with algae residues.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short and crisp, although it still leaves a dry smokiness behind. But here you can tell that he is supposed to be young, because he doesn’t stay that long, has to move on quickly. But it doesn't matter and doesn't make it worse, because the brief impression it leaves on the finish is a good one. 86

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    peppery, seaweed, honey, salty, sour like a lemon peel, hot.
    with water it becomes more balanced but it's still rather young and unforgiving in my opinion
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Don Cassi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose strongly reminds me of young lagavulins: sweet, creamy banana and vanilla, only the smoke is not as present as the version by Islay, with a slightly maritime touch and a dash of lime.

    Surprisingly mild in the mouth, you don't even notice the alcohol, plus sweet and sour and slightly ashy and intense.

    The finish starts with a surge of ash and spray, which are replaced by pears and aromatic oak.
    Length: 6/10

    It's amazing what has been pulled out of the barrel here after 6 years. The alcohol is perfectly integrated and literally pushes the aromas into your nose and tongue. For the young age, the oak is already clearly present and rounds off the overall picture. Blindly, however, I would have guessed a Lagavulin immediately.

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  6. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    UA Talisker are rather rare, quite expensive but often very good. This one is only 6 years old and was finished in an Oloroso Sherry Butt. Which OA can you compare this with? perhaps the closest to 57 ° North, which will probably be of a similar age. Very maritime on the nose: iodine, algae, salt, light smoke. With vanilla, caramel, orange jam and cinnamon buns. Very slightly "dirty" like car tires. Strong in the mouth, but still drinkable absolutely undiluted. Quite sweet with a lively herbal note, reminiscent of the good old Ricolaguttis. There is also a green apple with a caramel glaze. Light smoke that is bitter and slightly dirty in the finish. Now light espresso notes paired with iodine and salty caramel. I like it really, really well. Wild, impetuous but with a great composition of aromas. The sherry finish has added great flavors that are not really classic “Oloroso”, but that shouldn't necessarily be mentioned negatively. 89 points

  7. EILACOBESA scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. AnnEm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A definitely high quality whisky, but it doesn't quite meet my personal taste. The nose is great for me, but in the mouth it is too sour for me.
    Compared to the 57 ° North, it looks denser and more concentrated, but also angular - in a positive sense. The sherry forms a beautiful base as a supporting character in the background.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Great nose.

      Creamy-vanilla, very fine. Salty sea breeze, algae. Caramel. Slightly peaty. Over time, the oak comes out. Looks youthful, which suits him well. Americans with icing, cinnamon. Super melt (from the sherry barrel?). Walnut.
      In the second nose I still have star fruit and kumquat - slightly sour fruit.
    • Taste
      84 84
      First, gently and smoothly at the start. Then builds up, becomes tart, peaty, salty-seay. Herbal and fresh - sour with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Ginger seasoning. I also hear engine oil.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Citric acid, generally a rather bitter impression. Chlorophyll, something herbal. Extremely "sea sour". Then it gets very dry at the back.

  10. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

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