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Overall rating
87.98/100
votes
1001
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2014 9:40 am by Norbs
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 100,50

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.98 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Round, elegant. Removed smoke from the campfire. Oranges, lemons and some mint. Apricots. Driftwood, a trace of salt.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Aromatic smoke, oranges, dark chocolate, freshly ground red pepper. Vanilla, coffee and a hint of ash. Long.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Here I am careful because this malt is exactly mine.
    That's why it's hard for me to stay objective. First said: He is my best from the house of Talisker (affordable, good PLV). Always on the shelf. House whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is nothing special but very pleasant. Normally one discovers aromas behind the smoke. Here you will discover delicate smoke behind fine aromas. That makes the difference. Lemon, oranges, vanilla .... everything. Mint leaves sprinkled with honey. Add a little toffee.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Waxy, full-bodied, very soft body, ingenious! In addition sweet smoke with lively tingling on the tongue. Delicately peppery with a little wood, but in the direction of dark chocolate, preserved in espresso / mocha served warm. Everything feels sweet and dry. Perfect. A dream (for me). Island whisky.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, only slightly the typical Talisker note. Gorgeous warming and very well balanced, he goes off the stage. You can feel smoky liquorice in the outgoing log fire. What a performance. Now even tender malty pepper. Am thrilled. Refill is announced.

  3. Pollenflug did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      An intense interplay of light smoke, fruity-sweet sherry aromas, maritime notes (salt) and floral hints is immediately present. The alcohol (45.8%) is well integrated, only a short time after pouring a slight cooling in the nose was perceptible during deeper breaths. Plenty of caramel, freshly cut grass, oranges, sweet sherry notes, red fruits (predominantly wild berries), spices, salt and oak notes complete the harmonious and elegant nose. One notices the Talisker the maturity of at least 18 years. The wild and impetuous notes of the 10-year-old are almost completely gone.
    • Taste
      The texture of the Talisker is oily and relatively soft. Full-bodied spread many red fruits (especially cherries and plums), juicy oranges, a pinch of freshly ground pepper and smoke. The smoke is now more intense to unfold and contrasts beautifully with the sweet and fruity sherry notes. Caramel, delicate hints of tropical fruit, a hint of dark chocolate, spices (thyme & rosemary) follow. A salty sea breeze lays like a thin veil over the other flavors. Very harmonious and smooth, without corners and edges.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, fruity-spicy, smoky and slightly warming. Fruity-sweet berries and citrus fruits slowly fade away after a hint of pepper. Woody-spicy notes, a touch of leather, dark chocolate and smoke take over the scepter. The salty sea breeze remains pleasantly present. On the palate lingers a slight dryness.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. victorlcw scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Signature of Talisker, peppery spice, very balanced
    • Nose
      Ash, leather, citric fruit, wood, very elegant aromas, clean
    • Taste
      Peppery spice, salty leather, bitterness as orange peel, a hint of honey, smoky as BBQ
    • Finish
      Long, keep the peppery spice, salty, smoke, bitterness, dry

  6. levanchedia scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    Just perfect oily and complex whisky. As a whisky should be!

  7. GustavoQIN scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Really complex. Elegant smokiness coming first. Fresh fruit I think. Spicy. Vanilla. A tiny little bit of hazelnut or walnut.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full bodied and oily. Peppery. Well balanced.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Strong and long.

  8. arre2507 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like the Taliskers with age statement. What the 18 looses on the 10 in oomph, it gains in finish and overall composition. Maybe I like the DIst.Ed.’s even better? Nevertheless, this is a nice one. Can take some water, but is perfectly pallatable neat. When at a reasonable price: buy!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Medium heavy. Brine. Iodine. Mineral: clay(?). Lemon oil. Crayons. Fresh open fire in the background, not overt.
      With water light-medium. Sweet-sour fruit: Overripe, peeled and cut, preserved in fruit-juice. Much oranges. Savoury herbs. Bbq sauce. Tangy wood. Small open fire.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Warm, oily, sweet-sour arival. Long development starts intense with smoke and salt. Develops into warm, juicy citrusfruit.
      With water it is a hot , dry arrival. The development goes from sweet-sour to sweet-bitter citrus and continuous chili peppers.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is a continuation of the taste and gives a dry mouthfeel

  10. Estega7 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

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