Talisker 1996

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amoroso Sherry Wood
45.8 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 Jan 2009 1:19 am

Average value

€ 113,02

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71 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1996

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 21 21 21 84

    The character of Talisker makes his way through a strong finish, but only makes his way ...

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Indispensable standard bottling, with 50 € and more for just 10 years, but it irritates the market well. The differences are clear: 1996 - more sherry, fruit, more elegant, rounder, more mature, 2006 - gruff, youthful, stronger, less sherry and fruit, more pepper. What can be attributed to the shorter time in the barrel, the 8 years of bottle aging and / or "production optimization", anyone can imagine for themselves.
    • Nose
      Direct comparison 1996-2008 vs. 2006-2016: both smoky, gentler in 1996, stronger in 2006, dirty, then clear sweetness, raisins in 1996, I would even go to sweet, red grapes, altogether very velvety, the smoke becomes a hint of incense, 2006 remains rougher, the smoke dominates Sherry can only be guessed or I would have guessed by the smell blind / not recognized by a drop of water that is a little better, rosiniger, with time in the glass it is also a little milder, the smoke comes walnut, nutmeg, earth, could also be something mineral, salty
    • Taste
      the smoke is gentler again in 1996, more bitter in 2006, rougher, both very oily, but in 1996 a little more, 2006 has more pepper, spiciness, the sweetness is only chocolaty, caramel, while in 1996 the fruit also comes through in the taste - smoky, slightly peppery wine gum with dark chocolate coating
    • Finish
      first oily, then dry, peppery to even furry, smoky bitter, cocoa and pepper, more cocoa in 1996, more pepper in 2006

  4. fileosoph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Reliable as a bank ;-) The old Talisker DEs in the brown outer packaging have in my view more complexity, earthy notes and salt crystal.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. sopie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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