Talisker 1988

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Prima & Ultima
Stated Age
31 years old
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
51.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2020 2:55 pm by ConvalRen
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1988

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.54 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    As is so often the case with old Islays, a bit of character is lost here, but some elegance is gained and other notes can shine more, the nose had disappointed me a little at first (nice, but very reserved), but in the mouth is really nice Clynelish Talisker Mix with lots of old school notes and some punch.
    • Nose
      Possibly. Gentlest Tali so far, no chilli, but heather grass, wax, like a clynelish with a touch of charcoal smoke, olives, beautiful malt, macadamia nuts, ginger, raw nougat, lightly toasted bread
    • Taste
      Full introduction, I wouldn't have thought from the nose, butterscotch, zucchini, heather grass, green peppers, herbal tea, fennel, chamomile, tick oregano and thyme, poppy seeds and sesame, miso soup, tree resin, but not really sweet, salt & pepper, some raw toffee
    • Finish
      Salt and pepper, miso again, old algae, bread, wax, ginger, long, linen sacks, lightly charred oak

  2. DrunkDude scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A magnificent Talisker
    • Nose
      93 93
      Graceful green apple style foundation, caramel crisps, funk dusty sea salt, citrus juice concentrate. After standing for a while, it turned into a rich apple and citrus juice, accompanied by a pungent allspice peppermint sea salt, micro peat, roasted nuts, and a bit of mango concentrated cake garnished juice? There is a distinct taste of grapefruit in the remaining cup. 93
    • Taste
      94 94
      Concentrated lime orange apple juice, roasted nuts, slightly peat, rich and explosive fresh sweet red apples, and maybe sweet roasted mango pineapple. Perfectly complement these flavors of black pepper, mint, and refreshing juices of sweet oranges. After adding water, it adds a very obvious Hawaiian pineapple pizza feel, as well as the sourness of green apples and a bit of woody astringency. 94
    • Finish
      94 94
      Nuts + mixed nuts chewy grapefruit peel, a little ash, a little mint, bitter grapefruit peel, ginger, refreshing orange juice, soft woody tannins. 94

  3. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90


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