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Talisker 35-year-old

Overall rating
92.60/100
votes
380
Whiskybase ID
WB35066
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2012
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
3090
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L2192LS000-00041389
Barcode
5000281031897
Added on
04 sep 2012 10:39 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 3008.11

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 35-year-old

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.60 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  Does age matter?  Surely if we talk about underaged (immature) whisky that is so often sold these days as the warehouses are empty of older stuff.  But does a longer maturation really improve a dram further even after it got adult?  Not so sure, so I do this head-to-head of three great Talisker - aged 20-years (vintage 1982, WB id 122), 25-years (bottled 2006, WB id 123) and 35-years (vintage 1977, WB id 35066), all original bottlings by Diageo. 

    And the result is quite interesting:  Overall I like the youngest 20-years old Talisker best closely followed by the 35-years old and with somewhat distance the 25-years old.  So coming back to my initial question:  Older does not necessarily mean better like this set of high quality Talisker proved.  Nevertheless all three are really great drams...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Colour is irrelevant as Diageo usually uses caramel to fix it - but for the records: The 20y is at old gold, the 25y is at old gold and the 35y is one shade paler at jonquiripe corn. The texture of the 20y shows a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass that very, very slowly transforms into fat sticky tears and extremely slow legs (great oiliness!), the 25y shows many small sticky tears first that slowly consolidate and form slow legs (another good oiliness) and the 35y shows early bigger tears and slightly faster legs as well as late fat sticky tears (not too bad either). The nose of the 20y offers a complex profile of grassy, herbal, spicy and slightly peaty aromas with hints of salt all nicely balanced. The 25y has a comparable profile with stronger herbal and less peaty aromas and is a little unbalanced compared to the 20y. The nosing profile of the 35y is again grassy-herbal and is much stronger than the other two with no peaty aromas at all (but again hints of salt and other spices). I like the 20y best followed by the 35y and the 25y.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A truly multi-layered barley-sweet, peaty and herbal flavours profile is unveiled by the 20y that later adds spices, salt and hints of ripe fruits to the party, really delicious. The 25y shows more wooden and less peaty flavours than the 20y and no salt at all. The 35y owns a more complex flavours profile on the palate (of course) with sugary, herbal, spicy and hints of peaty aromas. It is nicely layered and one to investigate for hours (if you have enough time and whisky). On this dimension I prefer the 35y over the 20y followed by the 25y. Some water opens the nose of the 20y very nicely and adds significant more (sweeter) aromas, I like it that way better. But do not add too much as the dram turns flat quite quickly. The reduced 25y gets smoother both in the nose and on the palate but does not add many new aromas, again I like it better a little reduced. Adding some water reveils more aromas with the 35y both in the nose and on the palate (especially some delicious peaty flavours).
    • Finish
      92 92
      The 20y instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a nice warming feeling and just minor peppery moments (despite 58,8% abv) - the great texture kept its promise. The 25y arrives less coating and somewhat hotter on the palate (56,9% abv) with no bitter or astringent moments either. The mouthfeel of the 35y is again less coating than the 20y and slightly bitter (tannins, no wonder after 35 years in the cask). The 20y owns a very long finish (what else, given the great texture) that sticks to the palate even minutes after I swallowed the dram. It nicely vanishes in waves and has no bitter nor drying nor astringent moments, just great! The finish of the 25y is significantly shorter with more sweeter and less herbal flavours than the taste and again no distracting feelings. The 35y has a longer finish than the 25y but shorter than the 20y that vanishes in waves again but shows some minor bitter wooden notes (that are not unpleasant at all). It adds some sweeter flavours too that are very welcomed.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    93-94 points
    • Nose
      93 93
      It's like I am in a car mechanic shop -- oil, gasoline, diesel, old metals. Combine this with some fruity tartness. The mix of flavors has some similarities to the very old G&M Golden Eagle Talisker bottlings that were distilled in the 1950's. Those were probably a bit more rough and dirty and distilled two decades earlier than this 1977 vintage.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Wow, super complex, with lots of tertiary flavors. Truth be told, if I didn't know better, I would have thought this was a Brora. Myriads of little flavors dancing on the tongue for a while. Warming peat, sour fruits, a touch of salt, combined with sweet vanilla. Yup!
    • Finish
      93 93
      93 for the finish. Faultless. This whisky is not super fruity but sometimes, you don't want too much fruits when the rest of the flavor profile is this damn great. Not much oak at all. Just oily, salty, with some metal tinges.

  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fantastically elegant Talisker, as is common with Tali in the OA, they are getting set and supple with age, but so also develop fine new spice notes, etc. and this is also here in perfection. The price is of course ridiculous.
    • Nose
      Rosewood, ginger, lavender and camphor, a great aromatic spice spectrum that immediately makes you think of incense, oily, minimal fine smoke from a very distant campfire, wet grass, sweet honey and vineyard peach, truffle, cinnamon, marzipan, eucalyptus and gingerbread
    • Taste
      Beautiful pepper is now directly in front, albeit not as strong as in younger Taliskers, nutmeg, cinnamon, camphor, lavender, melon, apricot, vineyard peach, grapefruit, lychee, salt, light tobacco, raisin, mango, fresh cocoa beans, Rosewood, fine oak, later also pineapple, rosemary, caraway, all pretty strong for the age, but round it
    • Finish
      Malt, baker, candied ginger, all spices with oily sweetness once again laid out great, as in honey, touch of salt, very long

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    not necessary, but with water:
    nose
    the berries are stronger
    mouth
    Here are the herbs stronger
    leaving
    weaker

    the 35y has a nose that needs time
    but then it is very special and multifaceted
    The nose continues in the mouth
    a warming sunny whisky with beautiful old garden stories
    I like him
    a really nice and exciting whisky
    who wants to be drunk with patience and devotion
    old men need time to tell their stories yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      takes time, at the first impression no typical Talisker nose
      mature camomiles (slightly ethereal) on summer meadows, the air is salty from the sea, red berries on the bush,
      now the nose is getting stronger and more mature
      mmm yes very special and delicious
      ripe redcurrants on the woodshed
      a warm summer day in the wild garden, .. very great
    • Taste
      berry sweetness with smoke> salt, wood notes,> fiery warm, slightly ethereal herbs>
      you sit behind the shed on broken wooden slats in the hot afternoon sun
      and eat ripe redcurrants with salt liquorice,
      a drop of mint oil..boah a small explosion in the mouth
      hot to the stomach .. strong
    • Finish
      long, sweetish, leathery tobacco, salt and dull dark sweetness,
      splintered wood

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Old tasting notes with old score. Rated 96, as my no 1 best scotch. Tried it in 2017. I will only be giving the rating but not the exact notes.

    A new review will be put up when I open my bottle.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      98 98

  6. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a vertical casting 25 - 30 - 35 (2012 Special Release) - 40 (Bodega Series)

    What? Is that the 25yo and 30yo mixed ?! Sweet exotic fruits in really great balance with maritime sea air. The smoke is a bit clearer than the 30yo, but rather subtle. An additional complexity by heather and beautiful peppermint notes. Some menthol and camphor.

    In the mouth, the onset is unmistakably Talisker, pronounced sharpness of cayenne pepper. Nice oily mouthfeel. Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and licorice through maturation in barrel, exotic fruits and salty notes. Again, peppermint

    A long, peppery-salty finish with a splash of clementine. Some honey sweetness.

    Conclusion: The best of the two predecessors united. And this superpfeffrige start, yummy!

  7. waal scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 35yo 1977/2012, 54.6% ABV, WID: 35066 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/35066/talisker-35-year-old #WagnerAlexTastingNotes Presence: saffron-colored, relatively oily with quite slow tears Aroma: very pleasant, restrained, discreetly maritime, minimal smoke (less and less disappears almost completely), some floral, damp grass, forest soil, mineral, sweet honey develops and vanilla comes to light Taste: sweet, creamy, full, melted chocolate, strong on the nose, malt, extremely elegant, salty, delicately spicy, no jams, perfect! Finish / aftertaste: mineral, maritime, still sweet but also slightly bitter (peel of a citrus fruit), tobacco, long Comment: A nice piece of history of Skye, although he comes after the 35 years but rather gentle therefore this single malt. I am particularly impressed by this creamy, melted milk chocolate with sea salt flavor in the taste. Great! I would not recommend water personally. I am generally not a friend of water but for me, the malt was bissiger and woody (less harmonious). Much better than the 30yo, but my favorite at Talisker remains the 20yo from 1982 ( https://www.whiskybase.com/whis.../.../talisker-20-year-old-1982 ). Points: 94/100

  8. Goethe scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Well, this Talisker is quite a smoke machine for the 35 years in the barrel. With water you get an explosion in the nose and on the palate. Only the finish is not as spectacular as the start is promising.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Machine oil, gentle smoke, marzipan, leather, apricots, lemon, a few unripe tropical fruits. After a few drops of water you are in the middle of the tropical fruit forest. Pineapple and papaya. Hay in the mix with green grass.
    • Taste
      Quite smoky for 35 years, tropical fruits, salt (quite a maritime character and medicinal), some oak spiciness.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Salt and oak. Burned litchi.

  9. sphinx scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. hyc scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 93
    taste--------------------92
    End rhyme--------------------92

  11. bjoernigol scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    After two old Bowmores, the best I've ever had. Powerful, maritime, lots of menthol. Beautiful

  12. Seele scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    N pineapple beer, creamy, lemon, almond, sea salt, light peat, passion fruit, leather, a little sour, the flavor can't be described, endless different flavors, very complex and well-balanced, nothing stands out smell
    T is soft in the mouth, slightly smoked peat, relatively lively, pineapple, passion fruit, alcohol is not obvious at all, middle alcohol brings out bacon, potion, then there is ignition powder, a little cinnamon, some herbs, white pepper
    F long, salty, beer-like malt, a little smoky, oyster shells are balanced but not ordinary, very complex flavors, extremely good wine, bourbon cask dominates the extreme in whisky, terrible complexity, tone Sommelier level is too high
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. riekio scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tropical notes on the nose and less so on the palate. Citrus, metallic, salt, oily, fatty, dirty, peat, brilliant. Well balanced.

  14. Funtik scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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  15. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      pleasant but somewhat restrained, a little smoke, citrus fruits, delicate, slightly tart fruit notes, trace herbaceous, far, far away a hint of baking spices.
      A while later:
      When refilling for a fleeting moment a hint of overripe fruits, later citrus fruits, also oranges, the baking spices now a little less distant, also now delicate, slightly sour fruit notes, maybe a little freshly grated apple, hint of maritime and salty, slight sweetness, hint of Honey and heartiness, spices, sherry. A little hand warmth is good for him, the alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      93 93
      with an easy start, a little oily, citrus fruits, fine old wood notes, slightly smoky-sweetish-sherry fruity, orange, trace herbaceous, spices, hint of salty.
      A few drops of water conjure up a fine coffee note;) Delicious!
    • Finish
      91 91
      fine and sherry sweetish-spicy, a little orange, followed by spices / baking spices, oak / wood notes, a hint of chocolate, long lingering.

  16. prz22 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Quite shy in the nose but monumental in terms of finish.
    On palate: mineral, peppery, salty, powerful, superb!
    One of favourite Taliskers, always enjoyable to drink!

  17. MiguelATA did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    N- 98
    T- 97
    F- 98
    Complex, and very fine Talisker. Nice sample.

  18. CherryHeart scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smell Nose: It is indeed a view of the sky island that I have never seen before. The signature pepper flavor is transformed into a bacon garnish on the beach bbq and rose salt. , Lime peel, guava-flavored Paris water has a large proportion of flavor, citrus, papaya, light cream, fat gas between nuts and fluffy bread.

    Taste Palate: the rich malt aroma and herbs are the main lines, pepper, tobacco, tea and a little salt are the background color, slightly sour fruits such as lime, plum, some herbs, xylitol, mint, honey. The flashing tongue is too fast to be annoying.

    After rhyme Finish: Long, not strong but stable retention, yellow arrow gum. Honey, brine, pepper, malted milk.

    Body: Moderate weight on the body, the weight of the fat is in the most comfortable neighborhood, "one point is too long, one point is too short", the wine power is obvious but not exciting, not so Complicated, but the level and mix are excellent.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  19. Silversurfer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  20. LeChiffre scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Fantastically elegant Talisker, without which his character is too softened. The high alcohol strength is definitely good for that, he definitely doesn't need water. Rarely should a complex and exciting fruit profile in combination with the typical Talisker maritime and peppery elements in the glass. Just wow if it weren't for the price.
    • Nose
      95 95
      slightly floral notes; wet grass; Herbal notes; some sweet honey; slightly maritime notes; a bit of salt; yellow slightly tropical fruit notes; very subtle smoke note is hidden in the background;
      - Interesting, if quite unusual nose for a Talisker.
    • Taste
      96 96
      oily; sweet-spicy; then comes a great sparkling peppery like I love so much at Talisker; This is contrasted by an incredibly complex range of fruits (pineapple, mango, grapefruit, apricot); maritime salty; very delicate smoke
      - incredibly complex and multi-layered aroma profile - wow!
    • Finish
      96 96
      long; sweet-spicy; Citrus peel; delicate oak flavor; a hint of salty; just a hint of smoke here too

  21. Teresa scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  22. penumbra scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    To be honest, I have always been prejudiced against Talisker's high vintage. I feel that drinking it all the way to 30 according to the year is not only not polished enough, but also lost the original beauty of 10yo and 57 ° without modification. The lineage of 1981 is regarded as the highest peak of the winery's bottling in the new century. Today this 35 is finally named for Talisker's Bourbon barrel, showing how beautiful the fruity taste of the winery's gene + fat + refill Bourbon.
    • Nose
      In the evening, the sun just fell to the tropical beach below the horizon, bright and striking yellow tropical fruits, including pineapple, lime, passion fruit, citrus, papaya, grass, fragrant pear. The 35-year-old aging has polished Talisker's warmth like jade, honey sprinkled with lemon shavings, cream puffs dotted with fruits, nut oil, iconic pepper and smoke are weaker, and it is extremely refreshing and clear. I can't help but think of the trick of spreading some salt and watermelon in the story of Kinatsumatsu.
    • Taste
      Sour, sweet, salty, bitter. Sour is lemon, berry, tannin; sweet is honey, cereals, cream, yellow tropical fruits; salty is sea salt, ginger, pepper; bitter is woody spicy, tobacco leaves, herbs, tea. Amazing, different from the octopus of Genting 10, and the symphony orchestra different from M 10 CS, Talisker's flavor wheel I prefer to call it the paint plate, and it is still from Almodovar.

      Strong, more fat, slightly sweet, slightly acid, no astringency, with a bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      Long time, salt, honey, green tea.

  23. Andara scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of my all time dream drams which I was finally able to test today from a sample. I really liked it but do not see it as an Uberwhisky. A really nice Talisker indeed but for the price of currently 1.200€ I believe there are better whisky out there.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Delicate, straw and some salty notes like a slight breeze at a bay in the early morning.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Quite spice and peppery, almost a numbness on the tounge like with Szechuan pepper, then fruity notes of oranges and spices take over. Really nice
    • Finish
      92 92
      Quite salty and looong, beautifull end to this whisky and the highpoint

  24. Seanzhang scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. secs in the city scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    Peppery, peaty, spicy, lemony hints, smoky seaweed, long, full finish, reminds of the 10yo when it was really good back in the 1980s.

  26. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasted after the 1982 20 yo Bourbon and the 1987 27 yo Maritime Edition.
    Another deliciously fruity and peppery Talisker. Quite similar to the Maritime Edition but maybe more immediate. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Gentle with coastal (seaweeds, seashells) and mineral (pencil shavings) notes. Between oily and creamy. A veil of smoke. A pinch of soot. Plums, passion fruits, clementines, candied lemons. A spray of pepper.
    • Taste
      Fruity, juicy, peppery, briny and smoky. Passion fruits, lemons. Water just tames the pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, peppery, fruity.

  27. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  28. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Coastal smoke, lemon, stone fruits, pepper, herbs, quite complex, had I tasted it blind, I wouldn’t have guessed it was talisker

  29. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Whisky sample from whiskycon, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this lovely Talisker!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Extremely smoky for a 35 years old, that Talisker peppery compliment the Island smokiness perfectly. Lots of fresh tropical fruits, accompanied with some energizing sea breeze. Old attic, with wooden flooring. The briny notes becomes more apparent after a few minutes. Some oily scents, salted and roasted almond. The nose becomes more fruity after a sip.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily and dense, sea water, nutty, salted butter, salted cheese, white pepper, and nicely compliment by the soft peat smoke.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Smoky and nutty, slight bitterness, and a surprising coconut notes.

  30. Ed Radour scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

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

  31. Bill scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Sweet lemony peachy smokiness. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  32. Bill scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Sweet lemony peachy smokiness. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  33. toklian scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    N23 P23 F23 B24

  34. daverdaz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  35. daverdaz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    For me a dream figure. I think the old 25er already terrific and the old 30s even better. This actually manages to put the whole thing on top of it. If I had the money I would not drink another. No words! Dreamcloth!
    • Nose
      Wow, you do not even know where to start. Fresh mint hunting yellow Wrigleys chewing gum. This interplay of sweet, fresh, salty and light smoke ..... Perfect for me and the absolute premier class!
    • Taste
      The taste reflects the smell very well. In addition a beautiful oak profile pairs. This fresh, slightly menthol taste that reminds me of the Green Wrigleys is just a dream.
    • Finish
      Long and intense finish. Does not stop at all. LANGUAGE FREE :-)

  36. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Sticking plasters and marmalade. Hints of heather roots, brine and salt caramel. A touch of dried grass.

    Palate: Grassy palate with furniture wax, aniseed and rose petals. Sandalwood and liquorice root. Hints of peppermint and chocolate malt.

    Finish: Long finish. Notes of orange rind. Mint leaves and beeswax. Very intense.

  37. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/talisker-35-yo-546-vol-3090-bottles-ob-2012/

  38. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  39. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Not really typical for a Talisker as it is a bit lacking the maritime notes but it is a very good one on its own.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, honey dew, pineapples, mango, ripe fruits - great!
    • Taste
      Punchy, fruity, something leafy, green-house, good sweetness, woody, peppery
    • Finish
      Long and burning, zesty, more peppery

  40. Helgo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  41. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- Lots of dark fruit, ginger and young pickle mango. Distant smokes, flinty notes.

    P- Intensely sweet, woody and peppery spices. Mineral, herby with a touch of bitterness, whiff of leather.

    F- Medium-long, smooth. Oak dry with refine spicy at the tail with curious honey emerge.

    - Thanks whiskyCon — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. tomy63 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    gold color, nose very "Talisker" with a fairly fine peat, a lot of salt and seafood (seaweed, shells ...), pepper, a little pineapple, citrus and almonds in the background. Powerful mouth, perfectly integrated alcohol, more peaty than the nose, a little medicinal, maritime, very peppery, a little ginger, some citrus but I do not find it particularly fruity or exotic unlike the note whiskyfun. Final very long, hot, especially very peppery. Very good Talisker, close enough (too close?) Of the 20ans 1982 or 25 years.

  43. Peter87 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  44. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, apricot, peat, banana, beeswax, vanilla, lime and pepper.
    • Taste
      Apricot, honey, peat, orange, pepper, beeswax, leather, vanilla, cocoa and banana.
    • Finish
      More peat. Orange, apricot, cocoa, honey, caramel and banana.

  45. Liquid_Gold scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  46. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  47. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    Nose - Much more floral now with hints of cinnamon mixed in with the fruit. I am also getting faint notes of tobacco.

    Palate - Much smoother and more drinkable, slightly creamy om marshmallow but peat still there.

    Finish - Long

    I liked it but I think a little water is needed to tame it. I found this one packed a sting when neat.
    • Nose
      Lemon. honey, pineapple with hints of peat but the overall impression is one of fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Much more peat than the nose suggests and still getting fresh pineapple (not as sweet as the tinned stuff) It then gets creamier on wine notes but the peat is very much at the fore.
    • Finish
      Huge length and verging on slightly hot with a sweet finnish.

  48. Georges scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  49. Georges scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Superb old Talisker!
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, peppery, almonds, marzipan, fruity (plums, tangerines), salty, soft
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, medicinal, seasalt, fruity (tropical fruits, tangerines, citrus, lemons)
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, peppery, smoky, oysters, citrus, smoked fish

  50. zby0001 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  51. Rossi99 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Beautiful old Talisker, mingling with lots of fruitiness and lemon zest in a slightly coastal breeze.
    Just little bitterness of lemon peel bother me! Other than that, there is nothing you can complain about it! Nice dram!

  52. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  53. Sonett scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A typical talisker nose but more soft and elegant, a little orange peel, light oak, vanilla and cinnamon
    • Taste
      oily coastal taste, peppery spices but well in line with the background of mint and caramel
    • Finish
      Medium long to long, spicy, rich and warming

  54. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Notes

    Appearance: Rich amber. Thick beading.
    Nose:

    Very reserved, gentle and shy at first. Warm it slightly in the hands

    and wait, or agitate, then the true Talisker character develops. Now the

    nose-feel is distinctly spicy; beach smells or orange pomander in the

    foreground, dried chilli pepper behind and shavings of sandalwood in

    between. Broader and sweeter with a drop of water, which raises fresh

    red berries and warming, toasted oakwood; the spice is suppressed now,

    with cooling peppermint and cinnamon.
    Body: Filling and firm. Oily.
    Palate:

    Drinks perfectly straight, with an oily mouthfeel, a thick texture and a

    most appealing sweet and salty flavour. Fiery, yet rich and charged

    with lovely ripe autumn fruit and notes of moist fruitcake: warming

    hints of eucalyptus too. Becomes sweeter with just a drop of water, as

    the top notes are softened. Rich caramel notes; as with smooth, rich

    fine milk chocolate.
    Finish: Long, smooth (waxy) and

    very rich, tingling with late spice. With water, fresh cut wood and a

    spicy note of coal smoke, as from a cigar box. Late, fresh red apples

    too.

  55. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  56. granella2003 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Overall: Well, that's a relief. This aged
    Talisker squarely knocks the Port Ellen off the perch as the dram to die for and
    is quite possibly one of the best Special Release Taliskers so far. It begins
    to show its age with the woody notes on the finish, but is just the right side
    of wisdom vs senility.

    from http://caskstrength.blogspot.it/
    • Nose
      Pure Talisker, straight out the
      blocks, but with some additional wisdom. Burnt bonfire, spiced apple, red
      chilli, a big woody note, copper coins and some cherry sherbet, all swaddled in
      some gloriously sweet, nutty smoke. with a dash of water, a malty side develops
      (like Weetabix), with a more pronounced fruit note developing.
    • Taste
      Smoky malt, some additional smoked
      meat, with sweet fragrant smoke, cherryade, fresh cream and vanilla. Not at all
      tarred with the rigours of age, like the Port Ellen. With water, some egg
      custard notes emerge, spiced apple and soft peat, alongside more bonfire smoke
      and vanilla pipe tobacco. Complex and majestic. 
    • Finish
      Drying wood notes, but with some
      lovely lingering smoke notes.

  57. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The oldest Talisker ever offered by the distillery. Whiskyfun, Serge Valentin just published his tasting notes with an impressive score of 94 points. The described profile makes every Talisker fan and peat lovers mouth watering. A must have - just the high release price is disturbing a little. Check out the complete tasting notes at: http://www.whiskyfun.com/

      

  58. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Talisker 35 Year Old:
    The oldest

    limited release ever offered by the distillery. Sixteenth in this series. From

    American & European Oak refill casks filled in 1977. Limited to 3090 bottles

    and bottled at a cask strength of 54.6% ABV. RRP £525

     

    http://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/diageo2012specialreleases.htm

     

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