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Talisker 1998

Overall rating
87.09/100
votes
119
Whiskybase ID
WB11608
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2009
Casktype
Double Matured in Amoroso Sherry Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
TD-S: 5LX
Added on
09 Nov 2009 6:41 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 176.00

22 × in wishlist

119 × member ratings

256 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1998

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A tamed giant. The typical Talisker smoke, pepper and saltyness is still there, but covered under a layer of creamy almond, white chocolate, cinnamon and tropical fruits. Lovely stuff.

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  3. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Smell: The body of the wine is still quite vigorous. It is not difficult to find some forest berries. The main theme is still chocolate. This is the freshest DE version I have tasted for the time being, but the level is still very small.

    Drink: Warm and delicious wine, the entrance has more layering than the smell, but unfortunately the end rhyme will not last very long, and there is no time to discover what can be clearly left.

    Feelings: This time the tasting notes of Tesca DE, I deliberately tasted the versions released in four different years on 19/13/11/09 at the same time. The overall result was disappointing. Except for the 19th edition, I gave the other three low scores below 8 points. The most deadly reason for them is that the wine has no vitality, low layering, and the spirit of the Tesca wine. I believe that many people will still think of them. It's delicious, but with me, they are lonely.

  4. prz22 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    One of the worst Talisker I tried.

    Many false sherry notes, generally flat experience.
    Composition with sour, stinky flavours that does not suit my taste at all.. big disappointment.

    Definitely the worst Amoroso cask edition I tried so far.
    Highly not recommended.

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Expected good whisky.
    • Nose
      A little smoke, sweet on the nose like prunes and cherry jam.
    • Taste
      Warm, sweet taste. Like jam.
    • Finish
      Sweet and slightly smoky aftertaste.

  6. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not my favorite Talisker.
    • Nose
      The nose doesn't give away a lot. Less nutty than the 2006 distillers edition. A very light smoke and a warmer creamy vanilla note.
    • Taste
      Less body than expected from the creamy nose and the thick tears in the glass. Spicy, pepper and a grape fruit bitterness. Oak tannins and a little orange taste but I miss the Talisker maritime touch in here.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, slightly peaty and sweet.

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good annual release, the next 1999 was already worse. 2000 just disappointed. ps: Ralph even put 90 in his whisky review 141. Good annual release, 1999 had worse. 2000 just disappointed. ps: Ralf gave this whisky 90, whisky review 141.

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