Talisker 2008 ED

Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB123215
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
HL 15639
Number of bottles
342
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 dec 2018 3:37 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 113.49

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 2008 ED

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.00 points.

  1. Kaleva scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant single malt, rather good as for this age. Nothing special but easy-going and basically with a good balance. The only disadvantage is bitter oaky aftertaste, which I personally didn’t like.
    • Nose
      Smoke with some rubber notes, fresh maritime motives, green sweet pear, lemon, vanilla fudge, wet limestone. Water opens up candied lemon zest and light oak notes
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, light minerality, peppers, ginger, garden berries (currants, some gooseberry), oak on the background
    • Finish
      Medium long, getting dry quickly, quite bitter, smoky, oaky, malty, slightly sweet at the end

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  3. Highlander65 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Tasted immediately after its "hogshead" version, I appreciate it more: the sherry gives more roundness and sweetness, but that medicinal note of disinfectant keeps it far from my preferences
    • Nose
      Medicinal (disinfectant), red fruit, tobacco, blackberry jam, tart. Also in this case the alcohol is absolutely not felt. With water it loses its sweetness and becomes softer, waxy and creamy
    • Taste
      Slightly sour, spicy, marine, tannic flavor, unripe fruit and a hint of peat. I don't like the sour note. With water it is more manageable, softer and a little less acidic, always marine
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity, moderately sweet marine finish

  4. zaphod155 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A nice sweet smoky note pours into my nose. In addition, salt caramel and a slight pepper sharpness. Also ripe fruits and then shortbread butterfingers. But there is also an adhesive plaster somewhere.
    • Taste
      Malty-sweet onset with a fine hint of smoke and a slight pungency. Some honey and dark fruits. And here he is again the chili-catch. A nice creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Talisker-typical, the sharpness is lasting, but pleasant. The malty sweetness turns into dark chocolate.

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