Talisker 1998

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amoroso Sherry Casks
45.8 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Nov 2009 6:41 pm

Average value

€ 176,00

18 × in wishlist

105 × member ratings

231 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1998

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Original retail price: ~40 €

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. Abydoss scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Especially outstanding is the harmony. The smoke does not cover everything, but is wonderfully integrated into sherry sweetness, vanilla, spiciness. Excellent Scottish craftsmanship.
    • Nose
      Away from medical smoke with phenolic notes, but mild and wonderfully aromatic, not aggressive and superimposing everything. Then sweetness and fruitiness of sherry and vanilla. A touch of oak flavor. Despite the 45.8% no alcoholic stinging in the nose. In the background intense aromatic dark (baking or dry) fruits.

      After the first sip, the vanilla in the nose becomes more dominant.
    • Taste
      Away away a tingle on the tongue by the famous chili-catch. The mouth fills with the aromatic smoke. Then spice and a little bitterness of the oak, strong malty paired with a very light sherry sweetness.
    • Finish
      The medium long finish is tingling, intense malty and a little dry. Above all there is subtle smoke.

  8. Dede scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Less to my taste than the 10yo, heavier in the mouth and nose a little wise for me.
    • Nose
      Near the 10yo wiser, rounder, a little less iodized, much less peppered, with hints of orange marmalade, or even strawberry jam. Pleasant, but a bit wise.
    • Taste
      Powerful, more peppery than expected after the nose. The influence of the Amoroso appears to me less marked, although the bitter oranges are very present after the attack. The texture is also heavier, a bit syrupy.
    • Finish
      Medium length, marked by bitter orange.


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