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Overall rating
88.37/100
votes
776
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 8:44 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 116.13

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776 × member ratings

1988 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.37 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. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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    Color: Deep gold. Much fruity compared to the 2014, smelling is actually enough, also more my taste. Old bottle flavor is still limited. 90 points
    • Nose
      Salt, seaweed, yadayadayada ... Lots of tree sap, malt coffee, extremely sooty, with propolis and linden blossom behind it. Some cinnamon. -> Great smelling whisky. Ripe blackberries, elderberry jelly. Hot bitumen. With more air: charred orange peel, boiled banana with honey. Do you want to add water? With water: Even fruity, turnip tops, more blackberries, dried apricots and apples.
    • Taste
      Yes, it also has a peppery bite, but does not go too dry. In the foreground, soot, resin, then seaweed, quince jelly, orange peel, cinnamon and aniseed later. Jelly banana. Block malt, malt coffee. Tree sap check, bitumen also available. Brackish water. With water: cinnamon, bergamot. Long-drawn green tea, dusty oak.
    • Finish
      Sooty, slightly dry, long. Brackish water, scorched green branches, polished oak.

  4. craide scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a real fan of the smoky malts but this subtle great integrated smokiness of old whiskys tastes great. Complex, versatile and great harmony. If I knew that the new bottlings are the same, the order button would already be pressed.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Subtle smoke at the beginning. However, it quickly dissolves into a sweet fruity banana, orange, apricot mixture. Vanilla in combination with a beautifully harmonious maritime note, salt, salt liquorice, a little smoked bacon.
      Little by little, some tobacco and old leather comes through. Nice varied aroma density that does not impose itself and remains gently elegant.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Soft, creamy, slightly oily in the mouth.
      Subtle sparkling spice. Smoke is noticeable but not dominant, really well integrated. Maritime, salty notes with
      a beautiful honey sweetness and fruit compote. It also has a slightly cooling, mint-fresh effect. Milk chocolate,
      Everything is very finely balanced and harmonious. It tastes really good to me.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long finish, slightly spicy, salty,
      Sparkling with subtle smoke. Gently drying with a subtle bitterness

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. NcOne 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...

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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.

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