Talisker 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2014 9:40 am by Norbs

Average value

€ 114.39

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Captain Teague scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A damn good Dram for a reasonable price these days (85 EUR for 18 years) . Nose no surprises similar to the 10 but more body: Ripe Oranges , Vanilla, fresh Wood, leather some slight sourness( lemon) in the background lovely smoke / Cold Bonfire, BBQ. Taste: Sweet Orange, ripe banana, intense Vanilla, honey, Salty/ Sea, Dark choclate/ espresso, cinnemon white pepper , ginger , smoke and BBQ in the background . FINISH: Ginger, white Pepper, lemoncest, oak and the smoke. ( Rather long than medium) ... Perfectly round easily hits 90 in my book after adding few drops of water i give it 91 gives it more volume and complexity and smoke :)) (herbs flowers hard to get). One of the best OB i opened this year. Btw it's either my subjective Feeling/ senses but I notice overall more smoke than in my last 2014 Bottle almost Islay level but just almost...lovely

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 89 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.

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leichter Rauch, sofort Früchte. Obstsalat mit Schuss! Sherry ist zu erahnen. Fruchtiger Rauch, aber nicht künstlich. Gibt es das?
    • Taste
      Voll, kräftig, prickelnd. Eine fruchtige Würze macht sich breit. Durchaus auch etwas rauchig, das setzt sich aber nicht ganz durch. Süßes Nachschmecken.
    • Finish
      Lang und würzig.

  6. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is delicate and ideally balanced with notes of gentle peat smoke, iodine, dried fruits and cereal.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is greatly balanced again with a profile of peat smoke followed by raisins, dried fruits and bakery.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is quite long and pretty layered with peat, dried apricots, cereal and has hints of salty caramel.

  7. Rody024 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    One of those drams that exactly hits the spot: great balance with the flavour profile and the ABV, slightly oily and dry mouthfeel and the typical lovely long complex finish of Talisker. Yum.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Smoke, peat, hints of jodium, cereal, dried fruits and a whiff of walnuts.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Peat smoke, raisins, dried figs, biscuits and olive brine.
    • Finish
      98 98
      Long and very complex with peat, dried fruits and some grainy notes.

  8. master_art scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had another dram during a FoSM club tasting.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 detailed notes.

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar.  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 detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender


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