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Talisker 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.38/100
votes
695
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
21.03.2005
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5000281018881
Added on
11 Jul 2007 8:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 123,87

83 × in wishlist

695 × member ratings

1833 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.38 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I'm not a Talisker fan (I like to drink, but I do not have to), but this is / was really delicious. Beautifully balanced, elegant whisky.
    • Nose
      light, fresh sea breeze, maritime, salty, very light smoke, with a mild, fruity sweetness, orange, banana, vanilla, overall very discreet and pleasant
    • Taste
      velvety, soft, honey-sweet and fruity, orange marmalade with slightly bitter peel, banana, light pears and peaches, orange chocolate with some pepper and salt
    • Finish
      medium length, pleasant, subtle, light smoke, milk chocolate, some pepper

  2. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A pleasantly mature, gentle Talisker. Nevertheless, with all that distinguishes Talisker: sea breeze, pepper, complexity.
    • Nose
      Sea salt breeze, seaweed, iodine. Even smoked bacon associations arise. At the same time fruity sweetness, light and dark fruit, grapes, sherry sweetness, warm vanilla and some oak.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet and salty at the same time. Very complex. Smoke, white pepper, orange, malt and oak. Vanilla, sherry, dark fruit, again seaweed and smoked bacon.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly long and warm. Some oak, smoke, iodine and orange.

  3. nijam01 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Really nice one from Talisker. Smooth and soft. Big on the seasalt side. Mellow smokiness. Seasalt and pepper combine perfectly. Makes you want to go sit on some beachfront rocks with this bottle and watch the waves brake...

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    very soft and mild, the age stop, little smoke, but a very elegant whisky

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very fine drop - looks very ripe - almost a touch too round, for my taste he could tolerate 3 - 10% more alcohol - then I would have to rate it much higher - Unfortunately noticeably more complex, deeper, more aromatic than current bottlings with 18yo
    • Nose
      89 89
      gentle hints of salt, very delicate fruity sweetness, orange, apple, licorice, some wax, warm wood, tobacco, flowers, black tea with honey, nutmeg, pepper, mint - dense and noble - but ripe and elegant
    • Taste
      90 90
      very soft, mild sweet, fine maritime note, citrus aromas, honey, tobacco - grated old oiled wood, very fine camp fire smoke - still perceived as smoke but already very rounded - reminiscent of smoked cheese, or ham - but rather smoked pudding, for his almost 46% very gentle and round - no trace of alcohol - only perceptible by the warmth and the mild power of the aromas
    • Finish
      88 88
      Wood and crystalline flowers, fine beeswax, very elegant, round, understated pure - licorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cough drops

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some sea air. Apricots, oranges, sweet apples, subtle aromatic smoke. Clover, lilac.
    • Taste
      Juicy oranges with some chili and beeswax. Very discreet smoke with a slight bitterness.

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice fruitiness at this age.
    • Nose
      Apricot, plum, limestone, grape, peat and a little banana.
    • Taste
      Peat, apricot, grape and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, plum and apricot.

  10. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Predominant taste of redcurrant and berries. Black cherry at the end. Most of this water of life get rested in sherry batches I suppose.

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