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Talisker 12-year-old

Overall rating
89.49/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Golden Spirit of the Isle of Skye
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Green Bottle, red and black script on label
Added on
01 Feb 2011 4:37 pm

Average value

€ 1029,30

6 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.49 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Already a great standard back then, but has little volume.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, filigree body, front much fresh sea air and green apple, then fine sherry behind, very subtle, orange and tangerine, apricot and herbal honey
    • Taste
      Very dry, heartier than thought from the nose, the Talisker Chilli is here, a lot of Earl Gray tea, autumn leaves, rye bread, sweet toffee, herbal honey, orange-ginger jam, camphor, caraway, oregano
    • Finish
      Dry, lots of red and green apple here, thyme and cumin, medium long

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A strange low strength Talisker.
    • Nose
      Foosty damp wood,a bucket of brine thrown over a peat fire, over-cooked razor clams,wet washing left too long in a wicker basket. In time there is some shoe polish and tallow.
    • Taste
      There's  enough Talisker-esque pear elements and citrus to allow expectation to rise. Then a hole appears in the middle of the tongue and all flavour vanishes. 
    • Finish
      Slightly smoky. Not much power.

  4. Feusi scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A real legend, in the past the glass. The `70s are showing their true face. An absolute highlight for a 12 year old. Best balanced, with beautiful sea, salty notes and spicy smoke.

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