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Talisker 2001

Overall rating
87.23/100
votes
249
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Amoroso Sherry Cask Finished
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
TD-S: 5OA
Barcode
5000281013985
Added on
20 Oct 2012 4:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 80.14

37 × in wishlist

249 × member ratings

764 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2001

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good sherry Tally, young, but very pleasant, well-balanced, with the distillery style traditionally growing in development - ash, sea notes, leather, lemon;
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, boards, dried fruits - apricots, raisins; creamy notes, toffee, sweet confectionery shades - baklava, cake with jam; leather goods, lemon peel, mineral and sea tones, light peat tones.
    • Taste
      Soft, oily, sweet-woody, pepper wave, berry jam, creamy notes, caramel, light shades of burnt crackers and kvass, dry medicinal herbs, peat in development, leather goods, mineral motifs.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet and sour, oak, herbal notes with bitterness, pepper, ginger, peat, leather, tobacco leaf.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very nice both for enjoying and for the cool drink in between
    both refreshing, warming and fiery
    The 2012er I like the end, a bit better than the 2006er The 2012er is here a little more refreshing and a little more exciting and versatile
    • Nose
      Talisker, lots of salt, peppery notes mingle with ripe cherries, nut, very stimulating
    • Taste
      Salt, smoke, permeated with oily sweet freshness
      > a nice smoke on the palate> sharpness, pepper, oily sweetness, kiwi
    • Finish
      medium length, chewing tobacco, soft licorice, salt, dry,> slightly bitter, smoke> delicate sweetness,

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Tasty peated whisky.
    A lot of pepper and spices. Stimulates nicely on the tongue and with the aftertaste.

  4. Dimitri Hillewaert scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This is the best whisky I had to date, although I cannot say I've tasted more than 30-35... amazing stuff from Talisker, I used to love the 10 year old, but I compared them the other night and this Distillers Edition is just on a whole other level
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Dimitri Hillewaert scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    This is the best whisky I had to date, although I cannot say I've tasted more than 30-35... amazing stuff from Talisker, I used to love the 10 year old, but I compared them the other night and this Distillers Edition is just on a whole other level
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. waal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Aroma / Nose feeling:
    Yes, of course - the sea and the gentle smoke that blows over the salty campfire with the salty wind. Wet sand, flattering sweetness and fragrant influence of the sherry barrel. Chocolate alternates with slightly fruity acidity of the lemon. Very harmonious!

    Taste / mouthfeel:
    Not too, but creamy and sweet in the mouth. Here, the vanilla comes to light and joins the chocolate with sea salt and the smoked ham - always alternating with the fruity notes. The smoke presents itself in perfectly balanced strength. The light tickling on the tongue is fun. The malt never gets bitter and has a balanced spiciness.

    Finish / aftertaste / Length:
    Warming and dangerously savory, the scotch from the Isle of Skye runs down the throat. Only a little wood comes to light. The malt remains (medium) long and can be wonderfully to taste.

    Overall impression / comment:
    The DE of Talisker are hardly better to realize than like this 2001er. For this% ABV and the price range almost outrageously good. The single malt leaves a stimulating and invigorating impression. Incl. Guaranteed salivation ????

    Points:
    90/100

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, it's a "fruity Talisker". Honey and sherry are very noticeable. The smoke is not too invasive and goes well with the aforementioned flavors. In the mouth, full, frank, creamy, spicy, we find the duo smoke / sherry. Fairly sweet finish on the ashes, a little malt, dry and peppery (the signature Talisker!). No fault, only qualities, except that I felt exactly what I expected. It's supposed to be a good thing, you tell me, especially if you buy a bottle - it's not my case here, but what do you want, after 587 whiskys tasted, I like to be a little jostled, surprised. (Would I become difficult?) Enthusiasm 3/5

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A sea breeze with some smoke and a subtle sweetness of berry fruits; slight peppery pungency
    • Taste
      Sweet, peppery, unripe fruit, slightly bitter
    • Finish
      mittllang

  9. Nosingbär did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Followed by September 2015
    • Nose
      Compared to the Talisker 10 significantly less smoke, the bacon note not noticeable. Instead, sweet sherry, smoke and spiciness combine here. Pepper. Salt and algae still there. Thanks to the probably strong burned sherry barrels a brown sugar note. The sherry provides a minty freshness and fruitiness, which is not found on the 10s. Dried fruits. It gives a little the impression of mojito, limes and brown sugar. Slight rum note.
    • Taste
      sweet arrival, always strong, light smoke, chili catch. Brown sugar, caramel, pepper, a little salt and maritime notes. Dried fruits. Sherry clearly noticeable. In the mouth intense and creamy.
    • Finish
      Smoke rises, on the palate remains sweetness, raisins and barbeque. Cocoa. Long, pleasant finish.

  10. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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