Talisker 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Friends of the Classic Malts
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Sep 2007 7:23 pm

Average value

€ 283,46

27 × in wishlist

168 × member ratings

545 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 12-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    First nose that evokes a woody bourbon (!) And the smoke comes gradually integrate, revealing its identity. That's grilled ham in the mouth. Final very muscular for 45.8 °!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A young, uncrowned Talisker, the basis is very wiry, quite a lot of peat, there is no harmony with the barrels, but overall not bad.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy wood, medicinal herbs, mixed notes, wood dust, creamy shades, nuts.
    • Taste
      Oily, slightly sharp, young, oak, sweet syrup notes, lemon peel, ash and peat shades, pepper, caramel, lemonade tones.
    • Finish
      Light, sweet-watery, peat, oak, lemon peel, tobacco leaf.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.In
    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 85. 
    My notes state "nice Talisker, but I had better ones..."

  4. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, grilled and maritime notes, sulphury, peppery
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, peppery, seaweed, honey, mustard, salty
    • Finish
      Medium long, peaty, smoky, salty

  6. ML89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a rare Talisker. The 10 year is much better
    • Nose
      Decent,sweet little bit smoked.
    • Taste
      smoke,yes indeed, but more sweet than smoke. Where is the complexity from this one.
    • Finish
      good,middle long. But I mis something.

  8. eleiko5 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 12yo (45,8%, OB 2007, for Friends of Classic Malts, 21.500 btl.)

    Nose: unmistakably Talisker. Grilled notes, freshly baked bread. Some peat. Hints of sherry, a wee bit of sulphur maybe. Some spices, mostly pepper and chilli. Slightly maritime (sea-weed, oily fish). Mouth: in the same league as the standard Talisker 10yo, but sweeter at first. Honey. Spices and toasted notes. Sugar coated nuts. White pepper. Hints of mustard. Finish: getting more salty. Slightly peaty and smokey. Some sweet oak influence.

    Compared to the standard Talisker 10yo, this one is a little less spicy with a more generous dash of honey. Creamy but not really worth the extra cash.

    Score: 82/100




  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The first Talisker
    that I really did not like very much, because of the soapy palate.
    • Nose
      Somewhat weird nose
      that goes up and down like a yoyo between the typical maritime elements on the
      one hand and all kinds of fruits that you would associate with a sherry cask on
      the other. It is searching, to no avail, for a balance between the peat and
      salt here and the mild raisins and double baked bread crust there. Something
      floral even. The maritime elements eventually win out.
    • Taste
      Nicely oily, but
      immediately very floral. Damit, this is very close to soapy! Some roasted nuts
      emerge, sprinkled with honey, but Midpalate the peat and salt take the
      tastebuds hostage (words carefully chosen).
    • Finish
      The medium long
      finish, still on the floral side, ends in a brackish note on black pepper.

  10. Redflash did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bottle No. 9644


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