Talisker 12-year-old TDA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Distillers Agency (TDA)
Bottling serie
The Golden Spirit of the Isle of Skye
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 (gradi)
750 ml
'Talisker' in black & gold font
Bottled for
Import by Ennio Pescarmona
Added on
07 nov 2012 7:34 pm

Average value

€ 1251.48

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22 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 12-year-old TDA

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.53 points.

  1. Liones77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic dram ????

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
      Sublime! Bright, fruity, with sweet peat. Not smoke, not phenolic, but sweet peat. There’s a sticky, pungent fruitiness that is just so special here. Passionfruit, white grapes, peach rose, a bit of mango. To be honest, there’s a bit of old macallan in here.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Just great. Bright and expressive. Sticky. A great combination of fruits and sweet peat. Sweet orange marmalade. Proof that you don't need high proof to be complex.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Ends like a dream. Love it.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2004]  I had this during the 5th Anniversary Tasting of MaRa at Limburg.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95. 
    notes state a salty nose on quince jelly and some peaty/smoky aromas.  The taste is well rounded and sweet.  It starts on dried peat, moves on to sweet and warming flavours and ends with a finger twist of salt.  The finish is rather short.  This was bottled before 1982.  The line-up of this tasting was absolutely stunning:

    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20560/bowmore-25-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1222/tamnavulin-1966-forrester
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/81686/highland-park-1956
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/17254/macallan-1958
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/37427/talisker-12-year-old
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14320/springbank-1966-private-bottling
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/1290/ardbeg-1976-cask-2396
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/28465/ben-nevis-1966
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7297/bowmore-1956
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/764/ardbeg-ten-cask-strengthYes, this was flabbergasting even by the high standards of the early 2000's...

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89


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