Overall rating
Single Malt
The Distillers Agency (TDA)
Bottling serie
The Golden Spirit of the Isle of Skye
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
big red 12, white srew cap
Added on
26 Nov 2012 4:56 pm

Average value

€ 1308.99

8 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 12-year-old TDA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.67 points

  1. kundalini scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  2. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent old bottling, great whisky!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Peat, seaweed, sherry, caramel, vanilla, pineapple, mango, pepper and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Salt, honey, sherry and exotic fruits. Peat, smoke and oak.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, salty, sweet and spicy.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Amazing!! This note is for the Distillers Agency  A.P.E. bottling for Italy.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Pineapple, mango, seaweed, honey, mint tea, light maritime breeze
    • Taste
      96 96
      Tonnes of tropical fruits, salt, tea, smoke, some vanilla, drop of honey
    • Finish
      96 96
      Light smoke, salt water toffee, fruit cocktail syrup, beautiful lingering finish

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Potent, thickish nose with a wide profile. Notes of old sherry with caramel-coffee-peas - that’s a combined note.
    T: More old sherry and aged peat - all a bit flat but also equally a bit good.
    F: Thinnish, oily-sherry with oysters, ginger sugar,… all consolidated ‘just so’. This one has probably aged in the bottle also.
    C: Unfortunately rather a flat example, but a very good ole’ young one at any rate. Blog

    Scores a B

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a belter, just lovely.

    This is out the top drawer.
    • Nose
      Peat, seaweed, brine, shell fish, apple compote and hints of toffee.
    • Taste
      Very refined even though the peat is evident. The mouthfeel is substantial and creamy. There is some fruit, plum and peach but its only faint.

      There is a touch of honey and some spices.
    • Finish
      Approaching long and very smooth with it.

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 601 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  8. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very nice dram that stayed longer in the bottle than in the barrel
    • Nose
      Mild sweet vanilla with light peat, toffee and barley
    • Taste
      Enters with a mouthful of taste, Mild and elegant but a lot of Vanilla and sherry tones slowly going towards mild spices
    • Finish
      Medium long going from mild spices to a finale of lightly heated vanilla and honey

  9. addyhd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice talisker from way back, on the nose its a bit spirity and has a short finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86


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