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Talisker 2008

Overall rating
86.18/100
votes
99
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Amoroso Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
5UG / L8341CM001
Barcode
5000281052809
Added on
11 Oct 2018 3:37 pm by Bachess
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.44

20 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

402 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2008

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.18 points

  1. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Smoke; maritime; Sherry or red fruit (like red wine); Iodine is there too; slightly wine-sourish; in the background a light citrus note
    • Taste
      92 92
      Smoke; maritime salty; then comes a nice fruitiness together with a nice sweetness; slightly salty; Iodine present again; also a nice barrel, with some oak; the smoke becomes drier; The peppery spiciness is well integrated
    • Finish
      87 87
      Wine / sherry; first sweet, then smoke, then slightly drier, again slightly salty; Spicy and smoke stay behind

  2. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Thick ripe apple with ripe dried plums, strawberry jam, metallic, hints of savory, metallic peat, burned chars. sake. 87
    • Taste
      84 84
      Honey sweet vinegar sour, Salt, umami tastes. 84
    • Finish
      85 85
      Some herbal sweetness was brought back. Little tannin. Burned woods. 85

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very light, warm smoke, strawberry, apple, honey, blackberry, some earth, grain, grass, apple,

      It now seems even fruity and less smoky than the 2016 one. But really very similar.
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, herb honey, some strawberry, honey, lemon, carton, some chocolate, pepper, a little ash

  4. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very maritime, balanced smoke and peat - great!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity, little smoky and peaty, honey, tobacco, whiffs of leather, hints of vanilla, sea breeze, little iodine, seaweed - really good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very oily, creamy, thick, subtle sweetness, black tea, peaty, smokey, salty, more seaweed, tobacco, herbs - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, herbal and more into grapefruit

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    ... this continues the series of very good Distiller's Editions from Talisker - unique constancy!
    and ... great value for money!
    • Nose
      fine smoke, herbs, sweetness, fruits (raspberries), herbs, oak, spices, fine smoke;
    • Taste
      smoky, salty, powerful onset, sweetness, vanilla, fruit, sherry, sea salt, little pepper, oak, becoming dry;
    • Finish
      long, sweet, fine smoke, peppery, dry fading;

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Mr. D. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. glengoyner scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    21/23/23/21

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