Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2008 5:25 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 537,00

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36 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1973 Tactical DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.97 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    .A lovely middleweight Talisker with great balance.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Salt, pepper, a touch of iodine, brine, peat, yep its a Talisker.
      I also gets hints of lime.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Elegant at first quite restrained but then the peat and pepper start talking. The sherry is mixing well with everything else and the 46% abv suits the profile. There is a rich fruitcake note, burnt currants that sort of thing with a little nutty aftertaste (I think?).
    • Finish
      92 92
      Not the longest but the peat and spice are well integrated and getting a little sweeter at the end.

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Unexpectedly fruity, with wonderful intensity, which clearly goes in a tropical direction, reminiscent of mangos, passion fruit, mandarins, also some honeydew melon, grapefruit and lychee. In addition, intense minerality, with fine phenols, but not really go in a clearly smoky direction. This is more of a subliminal maritime touch, some ozone, sea air and oysters, complemented by tobacco leaves and some heather. The alcohol optimally integrated.
    Mouth: What a nice mouthfeel! Wonderfully creamy, oily, thick, without even the slightest reminder of alcohol! Again, the fruitiness shows from the nose, but the salty, mineral impressions come directly behind it. Then some vanilla, earthy notes, autumn leaves on wet ground and very distant smoke. The Talisker typical Pfeffrigkeit is but to recognize only in beginnings and mixes hardly noticed in the taste image.
    Finish: Long, warming, sweet, salty, with very distant smokiness and wet earth.
    Conclusion: What a great whisky with great fruit notes, which received by this subtle maritimeity until their great complexity. But the best part is that it conveys so much power and volume in the taste, without this impression even seems to bind somehow to the presence of alcohol. You rarely find anything like that! https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/


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