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Talisker Select Reserve - House Greyjoy

Overall rating
84.39/100
votes
141
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Bottled
2018
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L9022CM010-00002928
Barcode
5000267173832
Added on
14 Jan 2019 9:32 am by Dirk
Colored

Average value

€ 57,72

27 × in wishlist

141 × member ratings

1328 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Select Reserve - House Greyjoy

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.39 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a limited series of a series not seen !!
    • Nose
      salt, caramel, woody, smoke, herbs
      fruits on various citrus fruits
    • Taste
      the maritime side, the seaweeds, the sea, the salt on the lips,
      peppery spices but in small quantities,
      a creamy, vanilla, lemony side with a pastry sensation
      the peat "finally" quite raised
      the wet wood there and the fine malt, it's very nice!
    • Finish
      average, on the same scents, with the characteristic salt, the fresh peat, the salty, smoked return, and traces baconné, super!

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Ironborn

    Who does not love Game of Thrones? When Diageo announced this special series of 8 single malts, in anticipation of the final season in April, I made sure I got my hands on a complete set. I confess, I was mostly looking for the Oban, Clynelish, Lagavulin and this Talisker. I know that in due time I will try them all, but this Talisker was the first to be opened, on the very day the set arrived. It represents the House Greyjoy, who worship the Drowned God on the Iron Islands and are a sea-faring people. Talisker seems a very good choice to represent this House.

    The nose is wonderfully complex with those typical Talisker notes on the one hand – smoke, pepper and citrus – but also some great hints of green olives, beef jerky and cloves. Some tobacco leaves and salted milk chocolate.

    Good mouth feel. Creamy and full. Again quite a bit of pepper, woodspices, vanilla and some apricots, but it’s the salted chocolate (or is it salted caramel) that takes the lead. The pepper becomes grand. Make that chili. Hint of heather and menthol.

    That continues on in the medium long finish, ending in chocolate, tobacco and pepper.

    This actually reminds me somewhat of the grand 8 Year Old from the Special Release, but in a light version. Great Talisker if you ask me, that fits the Ironborn from the popular series perfectly.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    An unbelievable and unbalanced Talisker!
    Clear salty note and for Talisker unusually much smoke - presumptive signs of youth!
    • Nose
      light smoke, maritime, salt, fresh breeze sea air, pepper and oak;
    • Taste
      powerful salty, smoky onset, honey, caramel, buttery, strong oak, noticeable youth;
    • Finish
      mid-length maritime finish, also salty and smoky in the aftermath;

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 B21

    Good young Talisker. That's it. Name make difference

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 20 22 21 84

    Drinking, good aftertaste.
    A small dip in taste, and so All is well!

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Oozing with sweet umami coastal smokes notes, Lifted sandalwood, ashy, beer-ish and yeasty. Not a swim-y octopus that stranded at shallow rocky bay, but consistent and well lasting. (86/20)

    P- Plenty of wood smokes salts, peppers, sourish dried fruits with Christmas spices, mulled wine, bitter-sweet stout and roasted nuance. (89/22)

    F- Long, liquorice, bay leaves, lasting oak and smokes. (87/21)

    B/B- 87/21

    Cereal- 2, Fruity- 1, Floral- 0, Peaty- 2, Feinty- 1, Sulphury- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 1, Spicy- 1

    Weighted Rate- 84pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Oozing with sweet umami coastal smokes notes, Lifted sandalwood, ashy, beer-ish and yeasty. Not a swim-y octopus that stranded at shallow rocky bay, but consistent and well lasting. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Plenty of wood smokes salts, peppers, sourish dried fruits with Christmas spices, mulled wine, bitter-sweet stout and roasted nuance. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Long, liquorice, bay leaves, lasting oak and smokes. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21

      Cereal- 2, Fruity- 1, Floral- 0, Peaty- 2, Feinty- 1, Sulphury- 0, Woody- 3, Winery- 1, Spicy- 1

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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