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Overall rating
91.98/100
votes
195
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
2958
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281022888
Added on
12 Aug 2008 6:22 pm
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Average value

€ 799,00

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207 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 30-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.98 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Character: A picture-perfect Talisker that has everything that distinguishes a Talisker. First class peaty and maritime, this filling offers a charming oak character and a perfect harmony. Taste, mouthfeel and intensity are a dream. Only friends of a hot chilli catch will not get their money's worth here.
    Rating: What makes this Talisker so perfect for me? Somehow he has something more of everything. The individual flavors and tastes are already extremely intense. And then they mesh even more harmoniously than hoped. Not to mention the mouthfeel, which is difficult to describe with its density and balance. What remains is the desire for more. And with rich 95 points the personal certainty that I will remember this delicious filling for a long time.
    • Nose
      With its beautiful old gold tone, the drop is downright heavy in the glass: viscous, it runs slowly down the inner glass walls. Even the first smell makes a powerful impression. From intensity, harmony and the initial "wow, how delicious" overwhelmed, at first I am speechless and write-blocked. This nose is an absolute dream! So rich, dense and round Talisker I had not yet in the glass. The peat smoke is surprisingly intense for the old age, and the maritime scent of iodine, algae and sea spray puts me in a dream directly to the coast of Islay. The barley malt, the peat smoke and the maritime notes are incredibly harmonious and closely interwoven. Delicious citrus flavors form the perfect setting for this work of art. Little by little, I succeed in grasping further nuances behind this spectacle. Enigmatic exotic fruits are increasingly noticeable: pineapple, honeydew melon and ripe apricots. Black tea crumbs flash through and a delicious leather note maintains a skilful togetherness with fresh lemon zest and mild mint. Then it's back to the main line of life: maritime iodine, algae / sea level, peat smoke and barley malt. I feel like I'm sitting on cloud seven.
    • Taste
      Soft in onset, the drop runs with lots of barley malt, peat smoke and maritime iodine oily-elegant over the tongue and leaves longing for old, bygone times as well as wanderlust to Islay. Brewed on sweet honey, the bottling unfolds its not even too complex, but simply stunningly delicious taste. The mouthfeel, the intensity of the smoke as well as the type and strength of the maritime flavors are optimal. Subliminally there is a little pepper, hints of apricot and some juice of ripe lemons. In the transition to the finish is joined by a restrained, sovereign oak. Discreet and elegant she moves with her delicious woody taste in the background. Together with subtle hints of coffee, the oak passes into the finish. Also the taste is the best Talisker, which I had in the glass so far.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, intense, smoky and maritime. Sweet and sour carried by a mixture of barley malt, honey and old elegant oak wood, peat smoke, iodine and algae sound delicious. I wish the finish lasted forever!

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      It starts off very gentle, fruity and even a bit floral. Dried apricot, honey, vanilla, fresh fig, vanilla cookie and cinnamon candy. Only a touch of peat in the background.
    • Taste
      Lots of honey. Apricot, vanilla, gingerbread and herbs. Peaty and peppery notes underneath, but all very subtle.
    • Finish
      Apricot, peat, honey, liquorice and gentle spices.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I can't help but love this. There's everything in it I could ask from a Talisker. It's maybe not a Brora 2006 or 2004, but it gets very close.
    • Nose
      A lovely mix of salted liquorice from the pharmacist, greasiness, a solid peaty backbone with some fats, and tropical fruit. I can feel the turfy Talisker peat rounded by some oiliness. A bit of putty as well. The oak is very discreet. With water it becomes fruitier.
    • Taste
      The body is ready to go neat, and it's absolutely huge: A mass of biting, turfy, oily and fatty peat, much louder than the nose would lead you to expect. A dash of water just makes it more perfect, making the body almost unbearably rich. Greasy, honeyed fruity goodness.
    • Finish
      Looooong. Sticks to the tongue persistently, as if clinging on for dear life. Rage against the dying of the light, you little wonder. You're a magnificent postcard from whisky's good old days.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wow, what a slap! Everything is perfectly perfected, whether it's the integration of alcohol, the light and precise peat, the well-controlled oakiness ... a complex and sweet Whisky at a time.
    • Nose
      I was expecting to smell you see it here but this old traffic jam needs time to express itself, something that I let him easily do. First there is peat oil, peaty malt with salty notes. Some spices, including pepper mingle with the dance. There are also cooked fruits and even green melon. A beautiful complexity
    • Taste
      Attack all finesse, powerful but not too much. Alcohol integrates perfectly with these peaty, salty and peppery notes (not too much!). The age is felt but not excessive with some woody notes and a slight bitterness, that is pleasant and not exaggerated.
    • Finish
      Sweet and long on saline peat at first. After a few moments fresh mint notes appear to initial everything.

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Waykid scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Really just a classic to remember. A-mazing.
    • Nose
      It begins with fruits, citrus, mango, lemongrass. Then the smoky layer hits with chimney-plaster, cold-smoked salmon and seawater. These mix together added with cough-syrup and sweet weed.
    • Taste
      Grain roasted in butter with apples, cherries, peaches. Some kind of granola maybe? Smoky mango, tar, old ropes, stones on a beach, chalk, salmiak. Delicious.
    • Finish
      Long and really good with a smoky sweetness and tar-salmiak.

  8. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Another great Talisker. Only outdone by 12 year old Distillers Agency APE bottling for Italy IMHO.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Pineapple, mango, smoke, anise, lemon tea, minerally
    • Taste
      95 95
      Salt, smoke, tropical fruits, lemon zest, camphor, pepper, oily
    • Finish
      95 95
      Salt, light pepper, smoke, tropical fruits, toffee. Nice lingering finish

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is a typical quality OB Talisker, it has the classic, peaty, peppery & smoky profile that any fan of the distillery expects.

    No need for water, a great dram.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. greg_0277 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    An excellent Talisker
    • Nose
      Light smoked, lemon, iodized.
    • Taste
      Light peat in the first place but the smoke is more present at the end of the mouth. Oily texture. An undeniable marine side with a slight salinity. Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Peppered kick, spicy and return of the smoke. Beautiful length.

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