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Talisker 2003

Overall rating
86.43/100
votes
245
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
TD-S: 5QC
Barcode
5000281013985
Added on
04 Dec 2018 10:46 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 61,60

32 × in wishlist

245 × member ratings

777 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2003

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. mr.dave scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Way too much wood. Lacks aroma, complexity & the overall quality of earlier expression (I mean: way earlier ;-).

    Plus, the wood and the spirit doesn't blend very well.

    Overall rather poor.

    Talisker DEs from the 90s were offering decent quality for a decent price. Worth sipping on some random, average occasions. This doesn't give me any reason to miss-abuse alcohol. Wouldn't recommend it, won't buy it anymore (lesson learned) and won't finish the bottle.

    Feels rather generous to give it an 80. But I at least try to be objective, here..

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The Talisker Distillers Edition - also this year a very good single malt at a fair price!
    • Nose
      little smoke, dark berries, a lot of sherry;
    • Taste
      oily, elegant, oranges, caramel, sherry aromas, pepper, round and complex;
    • Finish
      very long, constantly warming, oily, buttery, in the end cocoa, vanilla;

  4. SilentBeing scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    The sherry maturation really suits the Talisker spirit wonderfully. Almost reminiscent of a good Glenfarclas, but the intense pepper and saltiness still makes it uniquely Talisker. A triumph.
    • Nose
      A classic Talisker maritime nose with plenty of peat, but more tangy and less briny than the 10 year old. A pleasant note of fresh fruit; plums, cherries, and a hint of banana.
    • Taste
      Very intense arrival with bitter oranges, raisins and intense peppery spiciness. The bitterness fades in the development leaving room for notes of candied orange peel, pineapple and a little honey.
    • Finish
      Long and warming with the trademark Talisker pepper and saltiness combining wonderfullly with the sweet and slightly bitter orange notes from the sherry casks. In the end the peat leaves a light grassy aftertaste.

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Andreas W. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Creosote, sea salt, dried fruits, dates, dust, furniture polish, cream and honey notes on nose.

    Creosote, spices, dried fruits, dust, oak cask, pepper notes on palate.

    Spices, vanilla, oak cask, dried fruits snd spicy notes on long finish. 

    This Talisker has a good balance between peated smoke and sweetness.

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Very good on the nose, quite soft on the palate - for a Talisker
    • Nose
      Intense, complex, sea breeze, nutty, honeydew, oak wood, hints of smoke and tobacco - very good
    • Taste
      Little punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, some fruitiness, nutty again, fine oak wood, little salty
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, unfortunately no more smoke

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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