Talisker 1986

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amoroso Sherry Wood
45.8 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Aug 2010 2:16 pm

Average value

€ 689.00

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82 × member ratings

190 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1986

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points

  1. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/M434xr4RMcE
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is from 1999

  3. face scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  4. dr.mad scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Salt, sea fresh breeze
    • Taste
      89 89
      Salt fudge chocolate
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Body; Full , textured.
    • Nose
      Toffee,bitter chocolate, and toasted nuts, with late salt and pepper.
    • Taste
      Toffeeish, then toasty. The richness of these flavours introduces a shock of contrast when the seaweed and pepper suddenly burst through.
    • Finish
      Powerful salt and pepper.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A dreamy whisky that looks much older than it is.
    • Nose
      Something Old Bottle Flavor, musty oak, somehow velvety, a little sandalwood. Suddenly a bit scary. One can guess the candied orange peels, the peat almost not anymore, rather a diffuse maritime touch and a surprising hint of butter and rosemary.
    • Taste
      buttery, slightly menthol, a lot of oak, a slightly salty note is included. In the mouth he is pretty closed.
    • Finish
      gentle oak, not too much. The oak looks somehow old, a little orange, a slight sweet note sticks to the palate, later mint.

  7. The Macallan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Talisker wich is nicely rounded because of the double maturation
    • Nose
      Gentle, winey, sweetness, red/black fruit (cherries), mild smokeyness with a certain complexity.
    • Taste
      Gentle start then an explosion of peat with a creamyness.
    • Finish
      Warm, intense, pepery and long

  8. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A big movie theater
    a lot of sherry paired with seasoning and oak
    • Nose
      juicy-sweet sherry ... I think the sherry influence is more pronounced than the newer bottlings
      a lot of salty spray
      Raisins, prunes and baked apple with filling (nuts, marzipan and almonds)
      Smoke ... yes? No? maybe
    • Taste
      subtle pepper
      spicy start followed by a pronounced sweetness
      a lot of fat, juicy sherry (a bit reminiscent of Glendronach)
      distant, tender smoke settles on the palate
      strong oak
    • Finish
      long, spicy with oak

  9. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    warm fruity Talisker with chili catch
    the Talisker freshness is missing
    very harmonious and complex

    I touched the sky
    • Nose
      Walnuts in sherry
      in the background the sea water in warm pools on the beach
      then the salty iodine-containing silt from the Wadden Sea
      colorful pepper, some nutmeg
      a floral touch, some flower water
      very subtle and changeable the nose

      the smoke is more a wallpaper, like bog and salt that burns
    • Taste
      a chilli catch greets your tongue
      colorful pepper with chocolate burn smoky in your mouth
      burst cherries in hot spicy brine flows into your cheeks
      some liquorice and a lot of chocolate powder
      a smoky glow in your throat
      like from an old wooden barrel
    • Finish
      warm pleasant finish
      fruity spicy wood
      on the palate oak
      salt licorice

      a beautiful harmonic Talisker finish

  10. Noface83 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Nose: Smokier than the 10's (but of course no comparison to Islay), BBQ campfire smoke, you immediately think of a barbecue on the beach, tea-fruit mix (forest berries), baking apples, seasoning like a warm fruit punch in winter , subtle oak wood
    Taste: spicy on the palate, tingling and peppery, but immediately fights a nice juicy fruit note (cold fruit tea) against it. Also some salt and a bitter oak note join it. In the wonderfully long finish, the smoke announces itself again and the seasoning (Chilli) is already significantly mitigated.

    Wonderful whisky - that's how a Talisker must be. Strong and fruity at once. Wonderful harmonious dream whisky!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92


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