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Overall rating
86.26/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB177025
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Sansibar (Sb)
Bottling serie
Finest Whisky Berlin
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
206
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Picture shows Talisker Distillery
Barcode
4260653060448
Added on
13 Feb 2021 10:19 pm by LeChiffre
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 209.00

18 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Skye 2003 Sb

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.26 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This malt leaves me pensive, because as a Talisker I would not have recognized him blindly. No really noticeable smoke, no maritime notes. Only the warming, distinct peppery spice (chilli catch) in the finish is reminiscent of Talisker. Overall, a delicious, fresh, fruity malt with a strong, peppery spiciness and fresh wood as a good counterpoint. A very interesting experience in terms of Talisker.
    ... Even if I expect a slightly different profile with more smoke and maritime notes with a Talisker in the glass.
    • Nose
      86 86
      quite restrained / mild in the nose; where is the maritime smoke? - smoke is not really noticeable here; fresh and fruity; Nashi pear; Apples; Citrus notes; Vanilla; some caramel; a touch of glue
      - Very special Talisker, I would not have blindly recognized him as this. Fresh, fruity malt without a maritime character and really noticeable smoke
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily-creamy mouthfeel; sweet-sour, fresh-fruity; green apples; some nashi pear; a strong, tingling peppery spiciness arises (Chili-Catch); fresh wood (sawdust)
    • Finish
      87 87
      tingling peppery-spicy and warming (yes, the Talisker Chili-Catch) it lies in the mouth and esophagus for a long time; tender fresh fruit; slightly tart notes; fresh wood

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Jack McClane scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    On the nose spicy and sweet at the same time. Spekulatius (Gingerbread) and beef jerky filled nachos.
    .
    On the palate a bit dirty, a lot going on. The distillery character is strong in this one. Classic chili catch and some strong oolong tea. Lovely!

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. DocF scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I found it to be quite lame, not very smoky and in particular hardly tasted of Talisker, Ottonormal-dry wooden hogshead with a hint of smoke.

    The 2 years and rather hypothetical ~ 15 € for the (excellent) 15yo Special Release don't make the cake fat anymore.

    -> Nothing missed, around 84 points.

  6. Suevia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Interesting and special dram given that there is not much Talisker at this age and in CS around.
    Definitely one to play around with water.
    • Nose
      89 89
      maritime notes, wet gravel, chalk, scouring agent, with time lemony notes come to the front, followed by iodine and oyster. With water: orange zest.
    • Taste
      88 88
      vanilla, chalk, mineral, after one second there is a lot of fruity heat and spice - Jalapeno, szechuan pepper, citrus.
      with water: sweeter, smoother, less heat, chili and pepper. ginger and candied fruit.
    • Finish
      89 89
      warming, on chili and salt

  7. netcorpse did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Sold out at 99€ immediately.

  8. fradin11 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tried in the 1920s Blenders glass.

    I expected a lot from a Talisker as UA.
    Actually interesting key data, the result is disappointing for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      A lemony spiciness. Lime and gasoline.
      Superficially sharp edges, in the background a slight sweetness. Dried, slightly dusty herbs. Iodine on a gauze bandage.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mouth filling and peppery.
      Somehow Talisker manages to sell the alcohol sharpness as pepper :-)
      Looks very young and impetuous, the aromas don't stand a chance and this barrel was definitely already occupied several times before.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry, mineral and medium length.
      Bitterness in the end.

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