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Talisker 2008

Overall rating
86.30/100
votes
46
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
Bottle code
5UG / L8241CM010
Barcode
5000281052809
Added on
11 Oct 2018 3:37 pm by Bachess
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 50,56

19 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

256 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2008

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.30 points

  1. motorm4n scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Probably one of the best value opportunities to get the taste a one of the Whisky Greats. Medium peat is what I prefer vs some of the renowned smoke fluids. Excellent dram!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • 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

  3. Andreas W. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. AquaVitae scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Tasted head to head with the Caol Ila DE 2018 and this is the best of the 2.
    The sherry influence is there, but not too much.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Seaweed and forest floor.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very flavorful for a whisky in this price range. Crema Mandorla, salted liquorice and peat fire.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long. Salted oasted nuts and cacao and slightly sweet.

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      fresh fish, salt, seawater
    • Taste
      84 84
      he needs something until he unfolds his aroma; first modish, then comes through the fruity Amarolo barrel
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium long

  6. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful multi-layered and balanced single malt. Great value for money, a favorite as a standard in the home bar.
    • Nose
      88 88
      pleasant smoke; peppery spicy; maritime notes; less and less smoke and sweetness comes out; raisins
    • Taste
      89 89
      smoky, spicy; slightly peppery; to a harmonious sweetness, light oak flavors, beautifully balanced
    • Finish
      89 89
      smoky; herb-peppery; Dark chocolate; salty; slight subtle sweetness; very interesting

  7. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peat, sweet, red fruit (after ripening on sherry)
    • Taste
      Sweet, tasty, neutral and in balance. Banana and peat.
    • Finish
      Pleasant and long

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