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Overall rating
91.40/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
2970
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2008 6:08 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 625,00

43 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

134 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 30-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.40 points

  1. HunterRomario scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I tasted in the comparative test with Laphroaig 16 yo and Laphroaig 25 yo. Then I only had this Talisker, and I still fine-tuned the review.

    Aroma: Citrus, peppermint, nuts, steamed straw, hay, sweetish, dried herbs, immortelle, there is a wonderful herbality. Chocolate, a little earthy, polished on old furniture. Peat has been transformed into a different scent range over the years. Laphroaigy smelled more powerful and intense in the test, but Talisker is richer in impressions and subtle nuances, there is still something to discover. (93 pts)
    Taste: In the taste at first beautifully fine, oily, full. But then comes the peppery explosion hand in hand with the citrus. Strong oiliness. The taste is subtle and rich at the same time. Pepper, citrus, old wood, smoke. Ash in ash. Maturity from this Talisker radiates directly, this is a concert on the tongue. (95 pts)
    Points: 94
    Summary: This is nothing superficial or bombastic from the first impression. This whisky needs time, your concentration and then reveals its charm and elegance. In the aforementioned comparative test, Talisker ended up as a clear winner, while Laphroaig 16 and 25 pushed into his pocket. For a half-year sample, I gave a thousand crowns, and I certainly do not regret this investment, but the money would be rolled out of the way, but the experience and memory of excellent whisky will remain forever.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Cast Olila scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Gere scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. bull10298 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    As with the 25-year-old, above, this bottling has been matured in American oak
    and European oak refill casks. The nose is surprisingly fresh and lively,
    considering the age of the whisky, with beguiling floral notes, lots of fruit
    and less overt peat than its younger sibling. Leather and heather! Big and sweet
    in the mouth, with Sherry and spices, plus developing peat smoke and a slight
    tang of salt. The finish is long, honeyed, and less dry than the 25-year-old.
    Persistently spicy, with delicate herbs and gentle wood. Sophisticated and
    exquisitely drinkable.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=talisker

     

  8. markkerr02 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20107%20%C3%85rsm%C3%B6te%202011%20med%20%C3%96%20whisky.html Test 107: Annual meeting with Ö whisky 110129
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Isle of Jura 16yo, 40%, OB 5 points
    Glass 2 Scapa 16yo, 40% 10 points
    Glass 3 Highland Park 18yo, 43%, OB 32 points
    Glass 4 Arran 11yo / 1998, 57.7%, bottled for SMAD members 75 points
    Glass 5 Ledaig 15yo / 1972, 43%, Full Proof Europe B 148 points
    Glass 6 Laphroaig 25yo, 51%, OB 162 points
    Glass 7 Talisker 30yo / bottled 2008 129 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Talisker 30yo / B2008
    Scent: chocolate, oak, candy, vanilla, sweetness, spices, small smoke concenton
    Taste: Chocolate, smoke, candy, complex, spices, oak, tanines
    Aftertaste: Smoke, chocolate, oak, candy, tall
    Score: 95 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Talisker 30yo / B2008
    Color: Dark gold
    Scent: Weak smoke, little vanilla
    Taste: Sweet mats, some smoke
    Aftertaste: Long with growing smokiness, vanilla
    Score: 89

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Alex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Scored high 93 points from Serge @ Whiskyfun - this is a dry, sharp and austere one...

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