Talisker 2002

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
11 years old
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:32 pm

Average value

€ 65,69

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2002

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.15 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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+

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  6. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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."

  7. Xstream scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. Alois scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  9. 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

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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