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Overall rating
87.89/100
votes
1079
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

€ 94.59

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.89 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. master_art scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Very delicate and compex but lacks wow-effect. Would recommend it even to casual drinkers.

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a elegant, lightly peated honey malt with brine and light white pepper. This is very much Talisker, but dressed in a suit and not overalls.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light peat, brine, honey, malt, hay, slight lactic note
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet malt, light peat and spice, honey and vanilla, cereal grains, white pepper,
    • Finish
      90 90
      Honey, oak spice, a nice sweet and peppery finish.

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Very soft and round, lots of vanilla sweetness, the typical Talisker salt and pepper is, if at all, only very subtle in the background. Shortbread, all mild and harmonious, more like a better Glenfarclas 18 than an Islay.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oh, very cool, more volume, more Talisker profile, everything is still damn harmonious, great interplay of beautiful sweetness, salt and the volume.
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. levanchedia scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

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

  10. 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.

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