Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Distillery Label
64.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2015 7:53 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 650.00

4 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1979 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.75 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    In a blind tasting I would rather guess Ardbeg or Lagavulin but this Talisker is really good and water helps - great!

    Btw this one really showed the special calculation of the overall rating in Whiskybase which ignores the highest and the lowest rating doesn't matter how many rated. Now that I became the highest rating with 91 points all the many 90 points became relevant and the overall rating jumped to 89.75 (from 89)
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fresh, lot of lemony, minerals, some peat and smoke, seabreeze, iodine, hints of honey, whiffs of vanilla - very good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very punchy, but very oily, creamy, more lemony notes, lemon zest, citrusy, vanilla, more peat and smoke, iodine, little salty, some seaweed, hints of bonfire - great!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, fine peat and smoke, vanilla, citric

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, citrus, grapefruit, white pepper and some coastal peat, very nice.

  3. Cobo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful, albeit unusual Talisker. With water you lure out in the finish very beautiful peat notes
    • Nose
      Extremely strong nose for smoke and citrus, for damp stones and seagrass, not quite the typical Talisker profile, rather reminiscent of a young Caol Ilas, somehow but also to an ashtray, with water it is herbaceous and peaty
    • Taste
      wow, what a start, strong after grapefruit and pepper, chili without end but also salt, from the background come the Talisker peat flavors, razor-sharp, here without water definitely beautiful and rounder
    • Finish
      long, very long, iodine and lemon zest, earthy smoky, very full, in the finish he has with water but very directly peat in the profile


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