Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
23 years old
Dark Sherry Cask
DL 542
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Jan 2008 7:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 819.45

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32 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1982 Tactical DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 points

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Loud and sweet, jammy wood, not direct sherry influence, rather like shoe polish, new oak, paint, very modern style. Not very mature, still a lot of pear drop from the new make.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Salty and fresh, mints and jammy sherry, some leather and stewed red fruits., peat is here, very leathery as well. Then it becomes minty and slightly bitter, more silky and milky mouthfeel. A touch of the farm even, it is very drinkable.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, milk to dark chocolate, dates, herbs. Baked apple and banana.

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Tactical 23 yo 1982/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, Cask Ref 542, 418 bottles) Colour: mahogany. Nose: lots of sherry and quite some rubber, like in many of these heavily sherried Taliskers by Douglas Laing. Lots of oranges, a little earl grey tea, chocolate… It does get more texture and body with time, when the malt manages to get through the sherry, the end result being very spicy, on nutmeg, black pepper, cloves, ginger, cinnamon. Also notes of scented candle wax. Rather nice. Mouth: starts on full sherry mode, with a rather bold sourness (reduced red wine) and again lots of rubber. Then we have the spices (huge notes of cloves) and finally the peat that’s maybe a bit shy here – or let’s say ‘dominated’. Long but rather bitter and, again, a little too sour. Well, we’ve had some much better sherried Taliskers, including by Douglas Laing, but it’s still a rather good one. 80 points.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 368 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015


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