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Talisker 1986

Overall rating
88.02/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1986
Bottled
1997
Casktype
Double Matured in Amoroso Sherry Wood
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
TD-S: 5AM
Added on
24 Aug 2010 2:16 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 340,37

17 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1986

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.02 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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)
      sea
      distant, tender smoke settles on the palate
      strong oak
    • Finish
      long, spicy with oak

  5. 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
      long
      warm pleasant finish
      fruity spicy wood
      on the palate oak
      salt licorice
      Bratapfelsaft

      a beautiful harmonic Talisker finish

  6. 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

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Jeep51 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Un super daily-dram 
    • Nose
      Embruns, un peu camphré. Tout ça est adoucît par le sherry qui
      apporte un peu de gras et de complexité.
    • Taste
      Beaucoup d’OBE (touches métalliques, cuivrées). Se développe sur le poivre principalement, mais aussi l’eau de mer, les coquilles d’huitre. Très bien.
    • Finish
      La finale est plus marquée par le miel, le sucre roux et la vanille

  9. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is from 1999

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