Overall rating
Single Malt
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Sherry Butts
879 & 881
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Samaroli, Brescia
Added on
13 Feb 2012 4:19 pm

Average value

€ 949,99

19 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1978 RWD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.89 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautfiful sherried talisker, maybe I would have preferred a slightly higher abv but all in balance and elegance.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great example of an old sherried Talisker, exceptional cask
    • Nose
      Elegant sherry, rich dates and leather, mixed with cognac-ish/rum-ish grapes, no trace of smoke
    • Taste
      Very herbal, camphor, fresh cut mints, dates, silky mouthfeel, savoury, moving round and round in your mouth and dont want to swallow it, dynamic.
    • Finish
      Elegance, not much wood

  3. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    After a fantastic nose, elegant and complex, the palate is more austere but reveals a great complexity. The finish is very high level too. Superb whisky.

    Birthday tasting note from july 2017.
    • Nose
      Elegant sherry nose. Dried fruits (prunes, raisins), a few black and red fruits in the background, tobacco (cigar), leather, spices. Slightly dusty. With time, coastal notes appear.
    • Taste
      Punchy, dry and smoky. Tobacco, dark chocolate, pepper and wood. Keep it on the tongue, swallow it slowly and it brings back some fruity and sweet notes. Still quite drying.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, red fruits are lingering.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Very much about wood, tobacco and cigars - rather austere - I'm missing a little bit of fruitiness or balanced sweetness. Anyways very drinkable and good
    • Nose
      Sherry wood, tobacco, cigars, hints of toffee, old books - really old touch - not bad
    • Taste
      Punchy, hints of smoke, tobacco and cigars again, bitter chocolate, peppery, sherry wood, rather dry - pretty good
    • Finish
      Medium long, more zesty, a tad bitter in the end


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