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Talisker 2001

Overall rating
87.10/100
votes
294
Whiskybase ID
WB36535
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 4:08 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 128.35

38 × in wishlist

294 × member ratings

875 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2001

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.10 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. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    To be honest, I expected more. A well-made malt, but unfortunately the kick, that special something, does not materialize.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Maritime nose, salty sea spray, some algae, pepper, dark chocolate. Very intense, very clear, present and demanding of attention.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mild start. Slightly creamy, a little spicy. According to the nose you would have expected more here (at least for the start). Comes slowly with a little pepper and nutmeg, dark chocolate and malt. But remain a little cautious.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Just medium length. Light pepper, dark chocolate, malt.

  3. 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

  4. 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,

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I find it very tasty and extremely sweet, I don't remember it as sweet, but a really wonderful dram time and again.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, a lot of sweetness from the sherry, without taking away the intense tart and woody notes. A fine maritime sweetness, slightly rotten, harbor basin in the background, subtle smoke, a really great combination that smells better than you can now tell from the associations.
    • Taste
      in the mouth then also very sweet, round, with a nice dirty edge and the great smoke, with candied fruit.
    • Finish
      In the finish the famous "Chili-Catch" that stays on the tongue. In addition, some tobacco and nice peat notes with a maritime touch.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very well balanced Talisker DE. It’s way better balanced than the 2002 and 2005 editions that were sweeter and a bit more one dimensional. This 2001 version got it all and I like it! Maritime aromas mixed with earthy peat and smoke, counterbalanced by oranges, berries and toffee sweetness. But also spices like chili, peper, liquorice and a dash of eucalyptus. A steal for its original price of €49,95.

  8. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. 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.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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