Talisker 2001

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Amoroso Sherry Cask Finished
45.8 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Oct 2012 4:08 pm

Average value

€ 132.53

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2001

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.16 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. dhillworth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This is one of the best affordable whiskies 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
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. 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,

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice mixture of slight smoke and fruity notes, smooth without being too weak.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Some slight peat, ash, fruity as well. Some red fruit, salry, organic. A bit of leather as well.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty smooth, some slight pepper, salty, sweet fruity with only a hint of smoke.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pretty smooth, some more ash and smoke, sweet fruits, pretty long.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. struijlaartmarijn scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    very nice whisky. the classic tallisker flavours are still there, but the sherry cask adds some interesting tones without being too sweet. Water doesn't bring very much, a bit more citrus and less smoke
    • Nose
      88 88
      plums and light raisins, light peat, lemon peel, forest honey, dark caramel, cracked pepper, apricots, salty (salicornia!), peppermint, bit of apple
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smokey fish, raisins, hint of strawberry, pepper, salty, honey, baking spices, hint of apple, orangepeel. Sweetness becomes more apparent after letting it sit for a bit
    • Finish
      89 89
      warm, pepper, orange zest, very nice

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ????


  10. 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


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