Talisker 175th Anniversary

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Single Malt
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Bottling serie
Limited Edition
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45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
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Added on
14 Sep 2007 11:48 pm

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€ 247.56

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 175th Anniversary

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.82 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    Talisker was founded in 1830. So in 2005 owner Diageo decided to have a commemorative release: the 175th Anniversary. Maureen Robinson, one of Diageo’s master blenders, composed this whisky with Talisker that had matured for at least ten years, but some casks even go back to the 1970s. Any good? You bet!

    The nose starts surprisingly fresh on toffee, mint, lemon and a soft sea breeze. The typical maritime notes are somewhat hidden underneath a soft, delicate sweetness. This Talisker invites to be nosed, like a mannequin wishes to be gazed at. Becomes very fruit on raisins and plums, dried apricots and quince. Baked apples and even a dash of Sauternes dessert wine. Very sexy indeed.

    It is quite sweet on the palate, yet a lot more powerful than the nose promised. And there she is, the Talisker trinity: pepper, citrus, salt. The citrus is of the orange variety. Mandarin and blood oranges. Herbal tea, a soft deverlopment of smoke and liquorice. So beautiful and textbook Talisker.

    The finis is very long, dark and sweet versus salt, while the smoke lingers in the back.

    It is clear that something special was taken out of the warehouses fort his 175th anniversary. What a whisky! I’m sure we’ll be treated to a 200th Anniversary edition in 2030, but that’s a long ways off. Start saving up. And in the meantime, if you can still find it, make sure you enjoy this one.

  2. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 21 85

    milk with tar in my nose), tasty and drinkable, excellent whisky!

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  5. pere scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I like Taliskers a lot (the 18yos from the same are for example all very good), but this one has always been rather difficult for me. I just can't get over the sour taste which unfortunately gets even more prominent in the finish.

  6. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
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      85 85

  7. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Gondwana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Talisker '175th anniversary' (45.8%, OB, bottled 2005)  Colour: gold. Nose: extremely fresh at first nosing, on sea air and light toffee. No punch-in-you-face smells this time, but lots of smoothness and, dare I say, delicacy. The peat smoke is well here but it’s somewhat distant, while these coastal and ‘caramelly’ notes develop together. Then it gets also quite fruity, with some plum jam, quince jelly and very ripe apricots. Hints of apple skins, cider and even some white wine. Less peat and pepper, and more fruit seems to have been the motto when they composed this new Talisker that makes me think of the Caol Ila 18 yo OB.Mouth: smooth, sweet and peppery (here we go) at the same time, with again these enjoyable citrusy notes (sugared lemon juice, tangerines…). Some peat but not too much, tea, herbal tea, a little liquorice and just hints of toffee, with also some passion fruit. Medium long finish, very enjoyable and with no burn whatsoever. Very, very smooth and balanced but not lacking oomph, this one might be the feminine version of Talisker. Extremely quaffable just like that (warning, danger!) 90 points


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