Talisker Special Vatting

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Only
Number of bottles
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2008 7:40 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 589,45

13 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Special Vatting

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2002]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 79 Euro in October, 2002.

    [November, 2011]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 79 Euro in October, 2002.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5 and 90.  My notes state the typical maritime and slightly peaty Talisker profile that is so quaffable...

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A oily body.
    • Nose
      Wild garlic. Blanched  spinach with cracked black pepper.
    • Taste
      Starts  smoothly and has huge development toward earthy, chive-like, seaweed, medicinal notes.
    • Finish
      Soft and smooth on the tongue, drying toward a late surge of salt, ground white pepper and lactic acidity.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. zby0001 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A storm in the mouth. A great thing. Absolutely for the winter.
    • Nose
      No smoke, some alcohol, fresh. Floral notes get behind the alcohol. In light nut flavor.
    • Taste
      Sharp, Chilli Catch begins. After a while in the mouth a little sweet and then swallowing full broadside. The tears shoot one in the eyes. Mighty vapor of the drops. The second sip more subdued and even sweeter. Sea comes through. The sharpness settles in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Due to the contrasting sharpness long and a little bit salty.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Grand, brackish,
    probably rather young Talisker. Not for pansies, though. Thanks, Jeroen.
    • Nose
      The nose is very
      clean, but also quite austere. Loads of maritime elements. Shells, snails,
      rocky beach, fish oil and a hint of lemon juice. Peat, wood, stockfish. Lamp
      oil! Smidge of smoke. Very attractive, but a lot less fruity than I am used to
      from Talisker.
    • Taste
      Great body with an
      explosion of pepper, salt and peat upon arrival. The lemons return immediately,
      sugar coated peel, but that does not last long. It is all about the salt with
      this one. Brackish, but oh so good. Very smoky now.
    • Finish
      The brackish notes
      continue all the way into the medium long, very peppery finish.


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