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Overall rating
87.45/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
08.11.2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8312CM001
Barcode
5000281018874
Added on
04 Mar 2019 12:41 pm by LeChiffre
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.49

9 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

201 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.45 points

  1. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Simply a great combination of great flavors with soft smoke.
    Grandiose composition with many facets
    • Nose
      I was blown away immediately. I find it very special, because there are not flavors behind the smoke, but the smoke is discreet and lies behind the aromas of sherry.
      Overall, very round. I have citrus, vanilla here; Malt; Honey; Spices, also maritime, but much tamer and more mature than the 10s. I feel the smoke as very pleasant and discreet. Vanilla and dark fruits shake hands here. The sweet vanilla and malt note blends into caramel. gloriously
    • Taste
      Sweet; Smoke (extinguished fire, smoke) now fruits come (dark fruits)
      Very creamy in the mouth, the chili sharpness is there, but clearly tamer and gentler, yet easy to recognize, again spices, herbs; the smoke is stronger than in the aroma; a hint of orange, light dark chocolate note (I associate it with the sherry)
      Now with the second sip I have a slight lethargy. Come on, WOW, I'm thrilled. again herbs, a certain freshness, but still grown and ripe. After a few sips, the barrel becomes stronger and stronger. Slowly I have a nut note behind the leather note.
      I'm in love. From start to finish a great malt!
    • Finish
      Long, orange is there, soft smoke, now it's getting sweet, dried fruit; slowly the mouth becomes dry, but not unpleasantly dry. The maritime touch remains. Cold smoke remains behind. Madness, this malt is really awesome

  2. MacFry scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    At the first smell ... A DREAM!
    Fine caramel notes, dark fruits. For me blackberry and black currant, light orange notes behind. The smoke flatters everything very gently without knocking you out. Saltiness with a slight sweetness. The longer you smell - and you can hardly smell yourself because there is always something new - fresh herb notes are added, lemon peel ... WOW !!
    Sweet start, like oil on the tongue. The smoke comes with force at first, then gently subsides and opens up other nuances. Again the dark berries and pleasant spice, gum, ... With the abundance of flavors, you don't know what to focus on first.
    Medium length, very pleasant, subtle smoky notes and finish with lemon and salt. HAMMER!

    The only downside ... still with caramel, too bad, too bad. Doesn't need Talisker !!!!!

  3. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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