Talisker 20-year-old 1982

Overall rating
90.77/100
votes
476
Whiskybase ID
WB122
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2003
Vintage
1982
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281017563
Added on
11 jul 2007 8:44 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1188.34

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 20-year-old 1982

78 users have left 83 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.77 points.

  1. Nazin scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    N: sweet, bananas, earthy, caramel, honey, minerals, citruses, ginger, toffee, wet ash, wax.
    T: honey, vanilla, pineapple, salt, citruses, ginger, mineral, ash.
    F: salty, mineral, honey, extremly long.

  2. MarcLI scored this whisky 99 points Newbie

    taste very good

  3. eselsim scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Dried bananas, creaminess, salt and soot, seashells, sand, sea water, hints of iodine, Lugol's solution. You are 10 years old and you have tonsillitis.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. SimonOHA scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very complex, nice balance and above all excellent.
    • Nose
      Oily nose, herbaceous in a sweet sweetness. Light and smokeless peat, on moist earth. Sometimes dry rubber, always very light. Caramel a little overcooked without being burnt. Barely iodized honey.
    • Taste
      Excellent palate with lots of well-balanced layers. Really fruity on a slightly bitter caramel. Dry but soft herbs arrive. Iodine (which hides peat) on orange with a lemony sting. Chocolatey and woody. Seaweed juice with a lot of cinnamon honey sometimes.
    • Finish
      Final with a peat on a bandage without much medicinal freshness. Chocolate with cloves.

  6. zzqfyl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. hyc scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 94
    Flavor--------------------94
    End rhyme--------------------91

  8. Seele scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N is more peat than 35, smoke, paint, cream, fruit, gunpowder
    The entrance of T is slightly sweet, and the middle section begins to smell of explosive peat and smoke. The smell of traditional Chinese medicine is obvious, and there is a smell of sulfur at the back.
    F is long, a bit bitter and smells pretty good, but I really don't like the taste
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    did not reach the general euphoria, but there is still a sample, I'll try
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Iodized sea salt, fruit, pepper, sweet peat, from the first seconds captures, envelops, warms and lasts a long time. One of the best taliskers that have been bottled since 1980 and that I have been able to taste. I bought a sample in Dragobrat. 23-23-24-23
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  11. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. PRV scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    24/23/23/23

  13. whisk_guy scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    0.5 left
    opened for half year
    Glassware: Bugatti
    Colour: Dark Gold
    • Nose
      93 93
      Intense mineral and oak, very briny, peat, lemon soap, vanilla, coffee candy, white pepper, butter toffee, ginger, raw banana, light sugar cane
    • Taste
      93 93
      Medium major body, exploding honey, vanilla and pineapple, peat, briny, lemon soap, elegant white pepper, oaky, light smoke
      8/10 Sweet
      1/10 Sour
      6/10 Salt
      It's like a shock wave when comes to tongue, super rich and sweet with classic Talisker's characters
      Honey Bomb
    • Finish
      92 92
      Briny, smoky, mild white pepper with honey,hints of mineral and peat
      Mild peat with honey last
      Length: Very Long (7mins28sec)

  14. mihatozzz scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/122/talisker-20-year-old-1982

  15. mihatozzz scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Talisker 20 yo Diageo Special Releases 2003, 58.8%

    I decided to share my impressions while there is still something to drink in the glass)

    Aroma: non-virtuoso, but very energetic (58.8% after all), fire smoke, wet ash, everything is very knocked down and closed; after an hour of aeration, the hammer transforms, becomes incredibly voluminous; black long tea (not certified, but dried leaves from a pack), vanilla, ripe jetfruit (breadfruit), wax candle.

    The taste largely repeats the aroma, but a pinch of black pepper, sea salt and creamy caramel are also added.

    The aftertaste is long, warming, evokes memories of sitting around a campfire on a rainy evening on the shore of the lake.

    What can I say? A chic malt, just a dump of the head (I apologize for not the most intelligent vocabulary). I'm not a Talisker fan, quite the opposite, but this is really the big league. It is a pity that the cost of such copies is becoming more and more unaffordable every year.

    Gastronomic orgasm received. More delicious whisky for you!

    95 of 100
    • Nose
      100 100
      non-virtuoso, but very energetic (58.8% after all), fire smoke, wet ash, everything is very confused and closed; after an hour of aeration, the hammer transforms, becomes incredibly voluminous; black long tea (not certified, but dried leaves from a pack), vanilla, ripe jetfruit (breadfruit), wax candle.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The taste largely repeats the aroma, but a pinch of black pepper, sea salt and creamy caramel are also added.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The aftertaste is long, warming, evokes memories of sitting around a campfire on a rainy evening on the shore of the lake.

  16. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Nutty and grassy when it starts. Lamp oil, ash from burning dried leaves, together with damp wood, smoked radish and fruitiness from Indian jujubes and jackfruits. Soon after, not-so-ripe pineapples and kiwi, iced tea with excessive lemon slices. Soda water, raw spinach, there's also the light smell of ginseng, custard and danish cookies, Taiwanese pineapple cake. The nosing finishes up with those crispy Asian pears with thicker peel. The nosing got better and better after the bottle was opened. Very lemony from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pear juice, not so sweet initially, raw broccoli with thick and black smoke, mixed with mandarin oranges. Honey with a touch of hay. Pomelo peel, bitterness from pith. Creamy chocolate, followed by mild black pepper and cinnamon with some pleasant oaky notes.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Vegetal peat. Long-lasting Asian pear from the nosing, surrounded by light smoke. A bit of thickness from concentrated honey that sticks at the back of my mouth. Creamy chocolate, fruit leaves, light-coloured wood, which is also slightly burnt. Some translucent plastic-like taste and diluted dark chocolate towards the end.

  17. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  19. Gregers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Interesting old bottling here, and simply a good dram.

    Review: https://youtu.be/C4v6CO7uoI0
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lemon turpentine, medicinal flavours, light smoke, seawater, brine, fruitier sweetness, salted caramel, sweet liquorice, vague hint of menthol.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Packs a punch, strong alcohol and peat smoke, as well as medicinal flavours. Also great sweetness, muscovado sugar, very nice mix. Light fruity character in the middle. Second chew brings pear juice, overripe pears, more pepper, oaky spices, lots of barley, dried herbs, and great medicinal smoke. A bit of salt also. Dried bananas come out. Third chew bring more salted caramel, more herbs, grass, and dried hay. Really nice. Strong expression, but quite enjoyable.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Still smoky, peppery, light oak, some vanilla, and with dried banana chips at the core. Long and lovely.

  20. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/37978
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/121
    http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/122

    Color: Old gold. Delicious, but it doesn't come close to the 25 year old special releases, they are deeper and stronger. Also, water doesn't seem to be his best friend, and I don't drink 59% neat. 90 points.
    • Nose
      In the first nose, wood comes in almost exclusively, fresh paint, cinnamon, sawdust, then oat biscuits, lime juice, pizza (should be called oregano and tomato, however they ended up in the whisky), brown bread, menthol. With water: quince jelly, soot, salt, aha, less lime, white pepper. Freshly felled wood. More waxy with more time in the glass. Mirabelle plums, dry wood.
    • Taste
      With water: Pepper check, old oak, only a little lime juice, but more soot and a note between charred bread and bitumen, wet earth. Salty spray, seaweed, lots of block malt, polished wood, hot coffee. Later linden blossom, some dry wood chips.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sooty, resinous, block malt. Linden blossom. Herbal, marjoram, oregano towards the end.

  21. nallacam scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  23. Vince scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Impressive. Not a strong recollection but basically an 18yo Talisker on steroids.

    Tried at the outrageously expensive SAWA bar in Tokyo.

  24. Soderberg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      This pales on citrus in comparison to the older 25 years old bottlings, pre 2011. Sticky toffee, mushrooms, wet moss, salt and some grassy aromas all coming together.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Sweet and tangy, a mixture of barley, peaty, grassy and herbal. Not forgetting tropical fruitiness. Its basically a pineapple and jackfruit mix topped off with spices in a herbal concoction.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and fruity, the salt paired with spice goes on endlessly. Surprisingly balance with peat, salt, sweetness and acidity.

  26. aphex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Talisker 1981 20 years old sherry casks was fantastic but what of the bourbon one released the year after ?
    An excellent Talisker. A bit austere at first, it opens nicely with time and water.
    • Nose
      Austere. Sawdust, grass and fresh hay. Tarry smoke and pepper. Coastal notes in the background. With aeration, citrusy and tropical notes.
    • Taste
      Punchy and waxy. Pepper, liquorice, hints of tar and ashes. Once again quite austere before candied fruits arrive with earthy peat.
      With water : more fruits (lemons, peaches, pineapples), the pepper is tamed.
    • Finish
      Long, pepper, lots of pepper actually.

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Very powerful and quite complex - less famous than the 20yo 1981 but not less enjoyable - great!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, citrus fruits, lemons, some tropical fruits too, mango, quinces, honey, sea breeze, iodine, whiffs of smoked ham and bacon, hints of vanilla - great!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very punchy, oily, creamy, little sweetness, little citrusy, salty, seaweed, peaty, smoky, little herbal - very good!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, burning, zesty, some grapefruits - water recommended

  28. penumbra scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The style is strong and the wine is majestic. The noteworthy 1 is that the overall salinity is high, which is a bit rushing and affects the expression of other flavors.
    • Nose
      Honey lemon pineapple pancakes, red bean and mung bean dorayaki, very sticky fat, waxy corn and mashed sorrel, roasted coarsely ground black pepper, sea breeze and black reef and dirt, salt roast Dried flowers.
    • Taste
      Salt jar! Salt and pepper, pepper, burning, iodine, smoke, sea breeze, slightly bitter, fruit, oil, ore.
    • Finish
      Medium length, milk, pepper smoke, grease.

  29. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The talisker character is a bit overpowered by the sherry but I think it is really enjoyable

  30. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The talisker character is a bit overpowered by the sherry but I think it is really enjoyable

  31. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Peat, vanilla, caramel a little burnt, dark chocolate, salt, mineral sensation, medicinal, a little malt, even hops! candied apples too.
    a little grassy, even farmer, but welcome caramelized and sweet with salt and a little peppery!
    The palate is warm, spicy, zan, terracotta, salt gives back with caramel a sensation a little pastry, or creamy (vanilla), the woody cooked, toasted, the spices more present, with a little leather, vanilla cream with exotic fruits cooked, a little caramelized, smoked peat goes well on the zan, on the pepper again which gives heat, the wood is there a little burned, almond a little bitter end of glass with salt
    The finish is hot, spicy, peppery, peaty, woody, chocolatey, coffee too, and camphor soot at this time.

  32. Mushinico scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    male

  33. Teresa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  34. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  35. LeChiffre scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What can you say to such a dreamlike old drop except - wow! A Talisker old school as it should be: complex, sweet-fruity and powerful maritime-spicy with a great smoky note. Just a dream. After the Talisker 30J (2017) the best Talisker I ever had in the glass.
    • Nose
      93 93
      salty maritime; Citrus flavors (lemon, orange); some apple; grassy hints; subtle smoke (campfire); complex and wonderfully round
    • Taste
      94 94
      oily mouthfeel; nice sweetness with citrus aromas (orange, lemon); candied fruit notes; ever-intensifying peppery spiciness; tingling mouthfeel; liquorice liquorice; subtle oak; mild smoke in the background
    • Finish
      92 92
      long; sweet and sour; salty maritime; peppery seasoning; some oak; slight smoky note

  36. pianoman scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Distant campfire. Juicy oranges and lemons. Apricot tart. Fragrant mint. Behind it almonds and marzipan. Exotic grasses. Moist sea salt. Very round.
    • Taste
      Oily, dense. Oranges, apricots, red peppercorns. White chocolate cream, almond slivers, candied lemon, blueberries. Some candle wax. Liquorice, a trace of smoky ashes.

  37. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    For me it does not quite approach the similarly praised 25yo CS
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet and salty, vanilla pudding, lemon mint, mint oil, dry firewood, chimney smoke, nutmeg, lemon dropper, stone powder, apple juice

      if you leave it in peace to make a bell in the glass show sawdust old pews, marzipan, cinnamon, figs, orange peel, orange oil, furniture polish and some wax, resin, green leaves - slightly acidic
    • Taste
      92 92
      old grated deadwood, wax, sugared lemon, nutmeg, salt, fumigated smoke, some licorice, orange, effervescent powder
    • Finish
      92 92
      meaty, sour, seaweed, wax

  38. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  39. KonstUA scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 23, finish 23, balance 23

  40. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose had made me a little skeptical if he really has the power of other Talis, but: Yes, he has. And some nice own notes, great part.
    • Nose
      Camphor, sweet, medicinal smoke, sweet malt, fructose, autumn leaves, moss, fine salt, oak and tannins, moist tobacco, wet leather, some black pepper
    • Taste
      Strong onset, wow, lots of black pepper, chocolate, cooked fruits like apricot and peach, apple, forest honey, earth, moss, rye bread, hearty malt, book spine, ginger, lots of cumin and fennel, at the second sip also some eucalyptus, Brenneseltee and mint
    • Finish
      Ginger, nutmeg, aniseed, grated chocolate, pepper and malt, warming, long

  41. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great dram, core expression of DNA of the distillery. Dense and intense, just a bit rough at mouth.
    • Nose
      Soft boiled egg with pepper on it.

      Dried tobacco leaves.
    • Taste
      Iodine. Quite intense smell of sea sniffed form a rock in front of it. 
    • Finish
      Long and dense with the salt accompanying you till the end.

  42. Holkers scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  43. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Body: medium to full. Firm.
    • Nose
      Scorched earth. Harbour aromas. Seaweed.
    • Taste
      Distant thunder. Seems to rumble and reverberate as the volcanic heat builds ever so slowly. Hot,slightly sour, peppery. Very tightly combined flavours,reluctant to unfurl.
    • Finish
      Quite quick and sharp. A thunderflash.

  44. gango4 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A Talisker at his best, he must be!
    • Nose
      Maritime notes on the nose, very light salt and a very pleasant smoke with an oily sweetness. Not peppery spicy. Subtle old oak note. Slight alcoholic tickling which completely disappears after diluting.
    • Taste
      In the mouth only spicy with the maritime flavors. The salt is presbyt but restrained. By diluting loses the peppery sharpness. Increasingly an oily character. A pleasure!
    • Finish
      Old sweet wet oak in the aftertaste. Intensive.

  45. waal scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 20 1982/2003, 58.8%, WID 122 Jackson's "thunder and lightning" #WagnerAlexTastingNotes Aroma: low smoke, malt, sweet, citrus, salt water, no stinging alcohol Taste: sweet and oily, noble, perfect, vanilla, pleasant spice, where are the nearly 60% ?, light wood, minimal smoke Finish: sea air, lovely !, slightly dry but still sweet, slightly dry Every sip a treat: 96/100

  46. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017] Does age matter? Surely if we talk about underaged (immature) whisky that is so often sold these days as the warehouses are empty of older stuff. But does a longer maturation really improve a dram further even after it got adult? Not so sure, so I do this head-to-head of three great Talisker - aged 20-years (vintage 1982, WB id 122), 25-years (bottled 2006, WB id 123) and 35-years (vintage 1977, WB id 35066), all original bottlings by Diageo.

    And the result is quite interesting: Overall I like the youngest 20-years old Talisker best closely followed by the 35-years old and with somewhat distance the 25-years old. So coming back to my initial question: Older does not necessarily mean better like this set of high quality Talisker proved. Nevertheless all three are really great drams...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Colour is irrelevant as Diageo usually uses caramel to fix it - but for the records: The 20y is at old gold, the 25y is at old gold and the 35y is one shade paler at jonquiripe corn. The texture of the 20y shows a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass that very, very slowly transforms into fat sticky tears and extremely slow legs (great oiliness!), the 25y shows many small sticky tears first that slowly consolidate and form slow legs (another good oiliness) and the 35y shows early bigger tears and slightly faster legs as well as late fat sticky tears (not too bad either). The nose of the 20y offers a complex profile of grassy, herbal, spicy and slightly peaty aromas with hints of salt all nicely balanced. The 25y has a comparable profile with stronger herbal and less peaty aromas and is a little unbalanced compared to the 20y. The nosing profile of the 35y is again grassy-herbal and is much stronger than the other two with no peaty aromas at all (but again hints of salt and other spices). I like the 20y best followed by the 35y and the 25y.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A truly multi-layered barley-sweet, peaty and herbal flavours profile is unveiled by the 20y that later adds spices, salt and hints of ripe fruits to the party, really delicious. The 25y shows more wooden and less peaty flavours than the 20y and no salt at all. The 35y owns a more complex flavours profile on the palate (of course) with sugary, herbal, spicy and hints of peaty aromas. It is nicely layered and one to investigate for hours (if you have enough time and whisky). On this dimension I prefer the 35y over the 20y followed by the 25y. Some water opens the nose of the 20y very nicely and adds significant more (sweeter) aromas, I like it that way better. But do not add too much as the dram turns flat quite quickly. The reduced 25y gets smoother both in the nose and on the palate but does not add many new aromas, again I like it better a little reduced. Adding some water reveils more aromas with the 35y both in the nose and on the palate (especially some delicious peaty flavours).
    • Finish
      93 93
      The 20y instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a nice warming feeling and just minor peppery moments (despite 58,8% abv) - the great texture kept its promise. The 25y arrives less coating and somewhat hotter on the palate (56,9% abv) with no bitter or astringent moments either. The mouthfeel of the 35y is again less coating than the 20y and slightly bitter (tannins, no wonder after 35 years in the cask). The 20y owns a very long finish (what else, given the great texture) that sticks to the palate even minutes after I swallowed the dram. It nicely vanishes in waves and has no bitter nor drying nor astringent moments, just great! The finish of the 25y is significantly shorter with more sweeter and less herbal flavours than the taste and again no distracting feelings. The 35y has a longer finish than the 25y but shorter than the 20y that vanishes in waves again but shows some minor bitter wooden notes (that are not unpleasant at all). It adds some sweeter flavours too that are very welcomed.

  47. Thermidor scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A truly grand whisky! Tasted with current Talisker 10yo (84 pts.) and Caol Ila 30yo 1984 DL cask 10428 (91).

    Thanks to WB user GIORGOS for the sample!
    • Nose
      A great whisky moment: nosing the current 10yo, then turning to this one to find a very similar profile, but with all the aromas deeper and more vivid. Pool water, oak softened by age, sea salt, tar and white pepper. Taffy or caramel. With water it becomes just about perfect, and gives out some hints of bourbon.
    • Taste
      Neat it's too sharp for me, but despite the alcohol cutting into my tongue, the body already feels perfect: Full - luxuriously so - and rich with a strong peaty backbone on which everything else rests. Perfect oak, pepperiness, turfy peat, and salmiak with a side of seawater. The peat is immense. It's a little harsh but it works very well, and is actually very impressive in its imposing, relentless attack. I get some flashbacks to various batches of Laphroaig 25, but I much prefer this Talisker to any of those.
    • Finish
      A long, sinking peat wave followed by tannins and wet plaster. Lasts a good while. Best not be in a hurry when trying this one.

  48. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  49. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An undeniable pastry chef, but does not come to spread peppery peat a bit brisk at first. Some fruits (plums?) Are trying to make their way. With the opening, we now have fruit in syrup. On the palate, peppered AND pastry but overall a little austere, even in the final, which is well spiced but a bit steep. Being patient, it is less austere and juicier in the mouth. With water, a slightly intriguing nose profile for a Talisker, mixing smoke and fresh fruit (including pear) a bit like Springbank. Some minerality. More and more delicate, almost floral. In the mouth: Thus "rid" of alcohol, we can finally enjoy a mature whisky. The structure in the mouth is fleshy and delicious! The spices are a little tamed. Even though! Hunt them and they come back at the next sip! Until the end.
    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1410

  50. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nice Talisker. We get some fruits beside to the salty, peppery, peaty flavors.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, salt, aple peel and pineapple. Touch of peat, oak and pepper.
    • Taste
      Oily, powerful. Peat, candied pineapple, bitter liqueur, pepper and ginger, wood smoke and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy. Peat and oak.

  51. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  52. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    a pretty underrated whisky
    probably in the shadow of his brother of the 81er I have already drunk it many times
    the bottle is now open for a while
    and today I'm tasting it
    then of course he gets more time
    but I feel it has done well to "ripen" in the opened bottle
    a great mouth, a great finish
    Ranking: 1st mouth and finish, 2nd nose
    yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      smoky sweet
      rather medically iodine-containing smoke
      very fruity sweetness
      salty
      in the background mud and herbs
      shamrocks
    • Taste
      in the beginning a lot of chocolate with fruit
      Smoke on the palate
      You feel like the smoke is spreading intensively in your mouth
      Your mouth will be fruity and warm
      on your palate you can taste delicate milk chocolate
      Clover Sweet
      like a loving warm kiss
      seductively sweet he fulfills your mouth
      You feel his age and appreciate him in his mid-thirties
      he would smile if he could
    • Finish
      long
      Barrel and fruit
      the smoke is still deep in your throat
      Chocolate is coming
      tobacco Sweet
      the notes come and go
      a nice finish

  53. Helgo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic nose. Very complex, deep body. Needs a lot of time, water in my opinion not necessary, but he tolerates. The finish scores with me and the memory remains. The smoke is well matched. Again an absolute craftsmanship from the house of Talisker ...
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  54. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  55. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    smoke, quite peaty, gas,coal smoke, truffle oil, some sweet elements,nice coastality, salted and peated aged lemons, wax, salt and talisker's pepper

  56. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I think I prefer the mouth to the nose; it's rare!
    It's very good, very well done but it's not my favorite profile!
    • Nose
      On rancio, yellow wine, some hazelnuts, fresh vegetal and fruity aromas.
      The nose is chiseled with finesse.
      The smoked peat is different than in an islay, it is cooler, diffuse. It reminds me of some Jura signatory home.
    • Taste
      Oily, round, sweet / salty, powerful and quite smoky
    • Finish
      long on a warm smoke

  57. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  58. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. zormik scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  60. Ivynor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, very melted, balanced, elegant and well iodized.
    Thanks to Ricko for this discovery.
    • Nose
      Very fine, subtle, elegant, refined ... Very pleasant entry, with notes of almond cake, a little dried fruit, traces of vanilla cream, all accompanied by a beautiful wave of iodine and pepper spray. Together well melted, maybe too much, we do not feel 58.8%
    • Taste
      Explosive, fat, creamy, while being well melted. The mouth develops aromas of nuts, a little praline, dark chocolate, candied oranges, some plums and a tip of good gentian. Everything is always accompanied by this thread of iodine, a superb marine whisky. Beautiful pepper notes, especially in the end. Alcohol very well integrated.
    • Finish
      Candied oranges, cherry plum, dark chocolate, traces of cherries. Very melted together with iodized perfumes and of course pepper. We stay in the same tone as the mouth.

  61. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An explosive whisky, with lots of salt and peat, but balanced by some gentle fruity notes of pineapple, grass and licorice. The finish with lots of pepper is long and warming. Perfect.
    • Nose
      wet wool, toffee, vanilla, furniture polish, honeyed breakfast cereals and grass,salt, oysters some damp peat smoke, sweet cinnamon and pepper. Grows bolder by the minute. Later, fruit enters the palate (pineapple).
    • Taste
      Oily and coating, not too sweet, with smoke, peat, oysters, wood, hay, earthy notes of licorice, pepper and ginger. 
    • Finish
      Very long and lingering, with an explosion of pepper, although not so drying at all. Furthermore a little bit of peat, and wood. 

  62. ApricotOne scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  63. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Talisker that is well matured and well balanced. This is exactly what I expect from a Talisker: Robust, complex and yet refined. An absolute must!
    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/recensie-280-talisker-1982-20-year/
    • Nose
      A rich, full, sweet and complex whisky with notes of greasy smoke, soft phenols, hint to tar, old rope, salt, white pepper, chili pepper, honey, solvent, vanilla, grass, hay, fennel, bay, oak, cedar, leather, sea air, pineapple, apple, ash, seaweed and a hint of macadamia nuts.
    • Taste
      Rich, feel, powerful, sweet and complex whisky with notes of pepper, chili pepper, sweet smoke, light medicinal, star anise, honey, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, soft tannin, mandarin, marmalade, hint to marmite, salt, laurel , heather, malt, muesli, licorice, ash, papaya, pineapple, lime zest, honeysuckle and pear candies.
    • Finish
      A long, warm and slightly drying aftertaste with notes of smoke, sleepers, tar, rope, salt, oak, chili, honey, green banana and salty caramel.

  64. Patrick93 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  65. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  66. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  67. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water it was basically the same but with less impact.

    I liked it and still reasonably priced at auctions (compared to other similar aged bottlings)
    • Nose
      Smells strong, nose tingling.

      I get pineapple, honeycomb (crunchie bars) and a little wood furniture polish.

      I am expecting this to be explosive on the palate.
    • Taste
      It is explosive at first but as your mouth gets used to it, it then gets quite creamy and sweet on marshmallow and candied fruits.
    • Finish
      Very long on candied pineapple.

  68. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  69. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  70. Helgo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Talisker No.44
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  71. Rom scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Elegant even if not very complex, yellow fruit and fresh pineapple, wet grass, pepper heat, aeration brings a very slight smoke. Sweet attack, well honeyed, an intense tingling of pepper then quickly it reveals amplitude and power, the medium remains sweet and dominated by the honey. No bitterness. The texture is fat and the alcohol very well integrated. Long finish on honey, pineapple and a black pepper always present, sea water. A dram that elegantly combines strength and sweetness. Effective, quite enjoyable, the mouth is better than the nose.

  72. Drochaid scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The 1982 Talisker is undoubtedly one of the best single malts the distillery has ever brought onto the market. The 20-year aging in refill Bourbon Casks gives the whisky a suppleness and complexity that only a few malts can achieve. Aromas of strong smoke are interplay with leather, phenolic accents, nuances of wood and lemon, as well as salty, peppery impressions. An enormous complexity that promises even more intense culinary delights by adding water

  73. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  74. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  75. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  76. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    a major whisky
    • Nose
      slightly fruity,smoky
    • Taste
      magnificent,oils help control the peaty spice,demarara rum,caramel and coffee,background some fruitiness
    • Finish
      just more of the same.

  77. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A very good Talisker, but too vegetal for my taste.
    2nd pass: I did well to give him a second chance, really a superb malt.
    • Nose
      The most austere of the lot. Iodine, smoked peat, big minerality, pepper, vegetal notes (cut grass), it does not do in the ease. The most medicinal too, with frank camphoric notes. Scents of green apples complete the picture. After aeration, vanilla rounds the corners.
      2nd pass: Less austere, more vanilla, and even marzipan with a little water. The aromas are basically the same, but it seems to me more welcoming. And to be honest, I find it superb.
    • Taste
      First remark, alcohol is well integrated. The texture, oily, is very pleasant. Aromatic point of view, we are dealing with a very vegetal Talisker, with the added bonus of lemon and green apple, and of course pepper. It is one of the least iodized in the mouth. Water makes it more easily drinkable, more lemony too, with a mixture of bitterness / acidity (tonic).
      2nd pass: Very beautiful, tense, a balance on the edge of the razor. I seem less vegetal than yesterday and that's good. Lemon, iodine, pepper (in mass, perhaps the most peppery Talisker), green apple, salt. After reading the notes of Serge, propolis, yes (I sprayed at the back of the throat to check, I would never have thought of it alone). With water, it is softer, but also more medicinal, with even fleeting farm notes.
    • Finish
      Long, salty, bitter and tart.
      2nd pass: long, on lemon, iodine and smoke, with a nice bitterness (quinquina).

  78. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/talisker-der-stolz-der-insel-skye-26418/ Color: gold
    Nose: again very salty and a lot of pepper, less lemon, but smokier than the secret still, some vanilla and notes of burned wood and soot.
    Taste: Fair and oily-salty start accompanied by a sweet note of honey in the interplay with slightly woody citrus aromas, medicinal notes paired with bitter smoke and dry ash, notes of leather and gunpowder, these become more and more powerful until the finish.
    Finish: Beautifully long and peppery, with blazing woody notes and light peat; continuous elegant honey sweets to the end.
    92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 92)

  79. Malt Hans scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Resinous and smoky aroma, cinnamon, pepper,

    heather honey, eucalyptus, anise, malt and citrus. Vanilla sweet and

    peaty taste, pepper, camphor, anise, tar, thyme, burnt almonds and malt.

    Long, spicy, fruity, smoky and malty end.

  80. SilentStill scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The Bourbon brother of the 62% Traumabfuellung. Very good and Voluminoeser Skye Malt.

  81. alectron scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note. Coepenicker Whisky Herbst 2012
    • Nose
      briny, peaty, leathery, nice fruit in the back (strawberries & cream ?). (92)
    • Taste
      leather (slightly burnt), earthy, pepper, apples (92)
    • Finish
      pepper increases, salty, malty, hints of fruit (91)

  82. Miconciencia scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Taste
      Mantequilla, limon y vainilla

  83. Timo scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Take the 18 year old and equip him with more vol%. Voila!
    • Nose
      The nose is ready. Pleasant, pleasant, almost sweet, sherry.
    • Taste
      The taste is complex. Sweetish, slightly salty, slightly peppery, bitter.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long. Warm, smoky, warming longer.

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