Talisker 2002

Overall rating
86.09/100
votes
307
Whiskybase ID
WB45206
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2002
Bottled
04.07.2013
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
TD-S: 5PB
Bottle code
L3185CM000
Barcode
5000281013985
Added on
09 oct 2013 9:32 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 115.85

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 2002

62 users have left 69 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.09 points.

  1. Gregorsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Talisker Session: 2022.09.07.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/159353/talisker-08-year-old
    85+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/45206/talisker-2002
    86-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/199187/talisker-25-year-old
    87+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/197827/talisker-25-year-old
    88+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/94143/talisker-30-year-old
    92-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/3034/talisker-25-year-old
    93+
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A very successful bottling! Compared to the 10-year-old, the Distiller's Edition has been expanded to include a finish in ex-Amoroso casks, giving the whisky additional complexity. The smoke is very well integrated into the overall impression and rounds off the overall picture perfectly.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/talisker-distillers-edition-2002-2013/
    • Nose
      The light Talisker smoke hits the nose immediately, but is paired well with a fruity sweetness. Ripe fruits such as pears, plums and mirabelle plums immediately dominate here. Over time, however, these recede somewhat and now let the sherry and dried fruits such as raisins through more and more. The initial sweetness is still present.
    • Taste
      The fruity sweetness immediately fills the entire mouth after trying it. The sherry and raisins are also there immediately, along with fruit compote. The typical Talisker chili heat on the tongue is not long in coming. The smoke is more in the background and harmonises well with the sweetness and the fruit. Spicy notes of oak are hardly present and are somewhat lost in the overall impression.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length. The sweetness remains dominant until the end, but also lets through light smoky notes and a weak oak spice in the finish.

  5. hzs275 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. TimkoT scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Comet67 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Super delicious, I like to pour it myself again,
    • Nose
      Get started right away, slightly dirty smoke, smoked bacon, nice sweetness, a note of wine is added, maritime, tobacco, salty milk chocolate, minimal citrus, warm red berries and cherries come through, slightly tangy sweetness, creamy, subtle mint
    • Taste
      Creamy, sweet, effervescent, raspberries, smoke, also here slightly dirty, tasty, decent mouthfeel, a lot of milk chocolate, a little bacon, I like it a lot
    • Finish
      Now the Talisker comes through, maritime, the chilli catch, nice heat on the tongue, fruity, fruit bowl, slightly dark

  11. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Smell: smell the dryness of cocoa powder, drink the smoothness of chocolate lava, chew the purple of raisin chocolate, but no one speaks. Anyone who is lonely, whoever is tolerant, must be so peaceful.

    drink:......

    Feeling: Except for a little smoky body and only a hint of spicyness, there is no more modern Tesca in the body. The rest is full of bleak bitterness, which reminds me of the nineteenth century. Silently suffering from suffering and pain, Teska was on the sidelines.

  12. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. thebonewolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quite nice, a sweet version of the 10 with the edge taken down, not necessarily in a bad way.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, slight smoke, salted caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dry but sweet, into wood, smoke, and spices.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Briny smoke with dry spice. Bit like coffee but not that flavor.

  14. Carsten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Talisker DE 2002-2013 5PB 10y, of which 1y ex-Amoroso Cask Finish 45.8%
    Color: orange yellow
    Nose: fruity-sweet, oranges, slightly fleshy notes
    Body: Medium
    Mouth: pepper, pastries
    Finish: long, orange peel, pepper
    Conclusion: solid dram, nicely balanced.

  15. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind
    • Nose
      warm smoke, maritime, herbs, slightly fruity, rather light fruits, apple, lemon, distinct sweetness towards honey,
      over time it somehow becomes clearly fruity, distinctly peach, a little strawberry
    • Taste
      straight herbs, then clearly lemon, then there are some sweeter light fruits, apples, a little honey, then smoke and ash out in the back
      The herbs and lemon are decreasing more and more and in the mouth it is also clearly fruity and sweeter, here too peach. Is becoming more palatable

  16. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another solid release of a Talisker Distillers Edition. They’re all not far apart from each other but differ in nuances. This 2002 release offers great balance with cherries, raspberries, oranges mixed with chilipeper, some bonfire, salt and nice juicy caramel sweetness. Fine complexity for the price! Def a bang for your buck.

  17. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  18. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Campfire smoke paired with a pleasant sweetness, plum compote, raisins, cherry, spicy oak, maritime

    Taste:
    somewhat smoky, dark fruits, sherry, honey, slightly salty, chocolate, vanilla, on the tongue discreetly the Talisker typical chilli catch •

    Outlet:
    Medium, with smoke, fruit and some dark chocolate
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  20. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    H2H with the 2005-2015 DE.

    2002-2013: balance is the word here. A little more sherried notes, a little less peat and little more fruitiness.
    2005-2015: a little more spiciness and peat and therefore a little more exciting.

    Both are superb quality and the consistency is quite remarkable. The difference is subtle. Though I have a slight preference for the 2002. It just all seems to be there. Balanced, smooth, complete. The 2005 is a little more fierce.
    • Nose
      Very pleasant nose. Well balanced. Fresh fruit, clear sherry influences but not to much of an in your face experience. Sweet and salty smells. The peat is quite subtle on the nose. It gets a little more freshness when a few drops of water are added.
    • Taste
      Silky, almost waxy upon arrival. Soft, salty and gentle. Peat is more present now. Well matured. Really in harmony. The Talisker itself has quite an agressive character, I guess the finish did a splendid job on easing it down a bit and give it some more body and a gentle twist.
    • Finish
      Long. Some pleasant spices appear like clove. Salty, smooth peat covers the mouth. It gives me oranges, seaweed and fruitcake. Slightly dry at the very end.

  21. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Still an excellent PGV. Always in the bar cabinet!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet-fruity and at the same time pleasant mineral-smoky. Sea breeze, sherry, oily and waxy aromas. A touch of oak flavor.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Again sherry-fruity, salty. Some fruit, salmiak, vanilla, smoky.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium. Some smoke, lots of fruit, some coffee.

  23. Andreas W. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sweet, mineral, light peat smoke, a little sherry, fruity, some honey. Mouth: strong, salty, sooty peat smoke, oak. Departure: nutty, bitter-sweet with a nice helping of peat smoke. Less sherry than previous bottlings.

  25. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  26. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 452: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nITnwolXMbg (86/100).

    "Relatively complex this. ... I'm noticing however that this is fresher, it's slightly rawer than my previous experience of Talisker, particularly Distillers Edition Talisker."

  27. Xstream scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Quite sweet and fruity for a Talisker. Not as smokey as most Taliskers, but has a great balance. Finish isn't very complex, but every sip is a flavor sensation with smoke and caramel. Delivers a good punch.

  28. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smells ethereal. Floral. Little oak. Sherry. A bit spicy.
    • Taste
      Light smoke. Sherry sweetness. Spicy. Light cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Short finish. Sweet

  29. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A delicious, round, consistent standard for a good price. If he had cask strength now and was not colored ...
    • Nose
      Maritime smoke, dark fruit compote, caramelized pear, sweet and round, a harmonious uncomplicated nose ...
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth as the first smoke, salty dark dried fruit as well as for the first time the taliskertische chili wort
    • Finish
      Dry oak and the already recognizable Chilicatch in the mouth, medium long

  30. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Triummf scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Caramel and Sherry sweetness combined with an oceanside, brine smell. Pleasant, nothing major.
    • Taste
      Sweet and peppery, smoked BBQ. Quite thick.
    • Finish
      The smoke intensifies and keeps on building for like a minute. Combined with the still present sweetness, some honey,  a very satisfying finish

  32. devonrex scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  35. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 50 Euro in September, 2014.

    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 87,5.  I took no notes.

  37. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Gilles_V scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  40. Gilles_V scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Whisky a little unbalanced between a fresh nose and a tarred mouth. Would have deserved a longer breeding, a shame because the distilate is quality.
    • Nose
      Introverted nose, but with nice maritime notes and a good dose of pink pepper.
    • Taste
      Semi-oily mid-oily body with hints of gumbo that appear quickly.
    • Finish
      Final surprisingly rather short.

  41. EarlMobile scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Tasty round taste of fruits, ginger, salt and a pinch of sea with peat and smoke. Unfortunately, there is also a certain spiciness and sharpness and something metallic. Would say with 3-5 years more time in the barrel would be a wonderful whisky, he is "only" good.

  42. uap304 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This appears to have been better than I remember.
    • Nose
      Metallic peat and smoked cinnamon apple pie filling.
    • Taste
      Molasses. Quick development. Rich, rounded, utterly smooth.
    • Finish
      Complex and lingering, bittersweet, herbal, woody, dark chocolate, dry sherry tones.

  43. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  44. Spirit of Delphi scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Rather narrow, limited taste. Very accessible and everything fits, but I expected much more.
    • Nose
      Sea and smoke
    • Taste
      Dark, spicy, with a slight tingle on the tongue, camp fire smoke
    • Finish
      Disappointingly short for a smoky whisky

  45. NamorX68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    very tasty Talisker with a very good PLV. Delicious!!
    • Nose
      sweet and fruity, orange, very nice sherry, campfire smoke, maritime notes, salt, sea.
    • Taste
      sweet and strong, peppery, salty, churches, grapes and again campfire smoke. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium long, a little dry.

  46. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A successful extension of the standard 10-year-old. The Nachreifung in Amoroso barrel is very good and gives it elegance. The smoke holds back surprisingly, leaving the stage to the interplay between sweetness and sharpness - 13.02.2016
    • Nose
      Smoke that retains charming, soft sweetness is spreading, the sweetness is first fruity, light grapes, peach, then follow raisins, caramel and pastries
    • Taste
      Very creamy, full-bodied, spicy, sweet, slightly salty, slightly smoky, pepper, chili chocolate blended into dark chocolate
    • Finish
      medium

  47. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the nose benefits from water tremendously, but the taste goes wrong; do not add water in larger quantities than a few drops, if at all.

    This Talisker has arguably a little better nose and taste than the 10yo, However, smoke-lovers should stick to 10yo.
    Why does Talisker use E150A? This premium product does not need coloring (causing a pink glow) or chill filtering. Diageo should stop messing around with their malts.
    • Nose
      w/o water - fragrant tobacco, sage, parsley, black grounded pepper, cocoa.
      w/ water - spicy. clear BBQ smoke tones. sweet oranges in the distance. subdued tobacco and iodine.
    • Taste
      w/o water - sweet, full arrival. Huge development of citrus and spices.
      w/ water - no clear arrival. Development of bitter citrus, dark tobacco. Tart. Mint.
    • Finish
      long finish of slight smoke, spicy and citrus fragrance.

  48. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    More "talisker" than other DE I have tasted. Very good.
    • Nose
      Surprising peat, a little iodine. Not specifically sherry (traces of dried fruits)
    • Taste
      Sweet, easy, finely oily texture. Always peat and iodine
    • Finish
      Medium, on pepper and dark chocolate, iodine and peat.

  49. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    On the nose black pepper and clear smoke also, type charcuterie smoke.
    Big smoke in the mouth too, a little peat and sugar.
    The finish is long, smoky and peppery, typical of Talisker.

  50. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    particularly peaty nose unlike the old versions of the Talisker DE, peppery and iodized mouth, which does not betray the Talisker profile for once. Goormand aromas of sherry, quite good length.

  51. Maczet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  52. puusj scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful complex whisky. The sherry gives the Talisker character much more depth. Very tasty.

  53. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  54. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful bottling. The final maturation in Amoroso barrels gives this Talisker a succinct and balanced fruity note.
    • Nose
      A spicy-sweet nose: spice cake. Ripe black cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants. Added to this is toffee and fine-sour chocolate. The glass blows through a fine smoke aroma, very light, very fresh. Salt notes occur. As soon as the nose gets used to the smoke, the beautiful cherry aromas remain. A great nose.
    • Taste
      A pleasant peppery onset, with cherries and red grapes next to it are very dominant. Salt notes as seen from the air, which flows from the Wadden Sea when the water runs into it. Leather notes. Young logs, just split. Furthermore, fine-sour chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, full and spicy. Rear hiss comes a slight sharpness, but not as strong precipitates as the 10yo. Overall, a very nice farewell performance.

  55. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The peppery-amoroso one "made by the sea"!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet sherryed smoke. Fruits, walnuts, dried fruits, vanilla, sherry, apples.
    • Taste
      BBQ, pepper, chili, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Chili, dark chocolate, raisins, salt.

  56. wekke scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Best Islands Single Malt - 2013 World Whiskies Awards

  57. hettrum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  58. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spicy. Sea. Juicy oranges. Red fruit jelly. Paprika. Pepper. Campfire smoke. Caramel syrup. Vanilla. Yeast dough.
    • Taste
      Mild entrance. Sweet. Honey and vanilla. Easy sherry. Raisins. Then pepper. Chili. Paprika. Sour apples in the background. Lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet and fruity. Drying. Cooked plums. Cinnamon. Floral. Honey. Marzipan. Some oak. In the background discreet campfire smoke.

  59. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully balanced Talisker between sea, smoke and sherry. Delicious.
    • Nose
      First aromatic-warm camp fire smoke. At the same time dark sherry fruit and syrup sauce. Maritime notes behind, seaweed, salt, sea breeze. Pepper-flavored Schaerfe also floats in the background.
    • Taste
      Again campfire and strong pepper. The sweetness is repeated, flattering on the tongue at the same time with strong spice and honey-like sweetness. Dark fruit, also apple and orange. On the back palate warm, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Mitellang and dry, sherry fruit, dark chocolate, still slightly peppery.

  60. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very well made whisky. In comparison to the 2000/11 bottling this one is way sweeter and has a lot less oak. I liked it better.
    • Nose
      Impressive nose. Peat smoke dominant. Smoked, salty meat. Honey glazed. Sherry hiding in the back. Fruity sweet. On top quite some pepper.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet. Chocolate, somehow bitter. Light peat smoke. Chocolate covered raisins. Still salty, smoked meat with a pepper crust. Some oak.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Sweet at all time. Cold ash.

  61. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Although the Talisker Distillers Editions are pretty consistent in quality, they do seem to get peatier every year with a smaller role for the sherry casks. This one is pretty hard to tell apart from its predecessor though.

    86/87.
    • Nose
      Peat, dark chocolate, toffee, dark cherry, almond and salt.
    • Taste
      Peat ash, dark chocolate, toffee, bitter almonds, pepper and salt.
    • Finish
      Peat. Dark chocolate with marzipan. Also dark cherry, raisin and lime in the background.

  62. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      peat,
      smoke, a bit sharp, sherry - cherries and forest fruits and later meaty
    • Taste
      smoke,
      ashes, peat, grains and bitter fruits - grape fruits
    • Finish
      medium
      drying with grains, syrup, earthy and later tannins

  63. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  64. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  65. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Familiar intense Talisker nose, similar in characteristic to the 10 but beefier, less fruity but with a chocolate/cocoa syrup sweetness mixing with the floral notes. Perfumed [floral], maritime, herbal - sage again and chewed chewing gum. Musky dried burned orange and ginger. Sherry cask finish clearly evident on the nose and by the colour. Biscuit notes from the malt with oily briny peat. Overall - controlled
    T: Intense, spicy, tequila arrival - sweetness comes through, then herbal sea notes, and a wood bitterness. Talisker zing throughout. Vanillas herald the finish.
    F: Strong sweet bourbon notes arrives as the zing diminishes, integrally mixed with the wood spices and salty maritime notes. Becomes a little sickly. Citrus, coffee, toffee and cocoa. Wood spice chilli cocoa/chocolate finish with a hint of oily sea wood, with a little smoky charred bitter citrus wood. Oily, malty, citrus and cocoa.
    C: Old Pulteney like, brutish in delivery and sophisticated in character. More refined than the standard 10 with slightly more intensity and a superb arrival. The most surprising thing is how bourbon like it is on the finish. Like the 10, theres a dense heaviness to the palate but this is slightly more restrained. Complex and refined, has the edge on the 10 but only just - they are similar.

    Scores a B+

  66. drkrylov scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Full-bodied and wonderful rich.
    • Nose
      Toffee, bitter chocolate, and toasted nuts, with late salt and pepper.
    • Taste
      Toffeeish, then toasty. The richness of these flavours introduces a shock of contrast when the seaweed and pepper suddenly burst through.
    • Finish
      Powerful salt and pepper

  67. drkrylov scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  68. leif79 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  69. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A little soft knee. Big tide of pepper on the end. A lot of bitterness, too.

    (Tasted in the living room, so not in the most optimal conditions)

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