Talisker Neist Point

Overall rating
84.24/100
votes
348
Whiskybase ID
WB75509
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
Bottled
2015
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5253CM000
Barcode
5000281041223
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
11 dec 2015 9:20 pm by z-imaging
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 130.54

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348 × member ratings

952 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Talisker Neist Point

76 users have left 84 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.24 points.

  1. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      floral, maritime, raisins, dried orange peel, smoke
    • Taste
      86 86
      spicy, orange, orchard fruit, yellow apple
    • Finish
      85 85
      spicy, light fruit

  2. Svjatogor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    n: balanced, apricots! light & compex, fresh & deep, salt, marinetime, tobacco, light smoke, ripe fruits, leather, oak, hint of citrus
    t: wow effect, very pleasant, sweeet, smoke, apricots, stone fruits, salt, just tasty
    a: sweet, marinetime, pepper, orange peel, leather, ham, very drinkable!

  3. Izzino scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Smell: beautiful fruity aroma, such a pleasant orange character - apricots, citrus, orange peel, but the smokiness is just so easy to feel in the undertone
    Taste: very pleasantly smoky, spicy, sweet - overall, the whisky is very perfectly smooth.
    Overall, it's an excellent gentleman, but if we compare this model with the 18yo version, which costs about the same, it definitely has a chance

  4. MaroFF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another Talisker that I save aromas and tastes in my memory. Even though it is a NAS, a lot is happening in it. Well-balanced, delicate, fruity with a hint of smoke and salty sea water. Alcohol completely imperceptible. I like it.
    You definitely need to give him some time to aerate himself and thus open up. I bought it for around 80 € and I believe it was money well spent. I recommend.
    • Nose
      88 88
      delicate, sweet, fruity, apples, raisins, sea breeze, small balloon
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, fruity, apples, peach, ripe pears, milk chocolate, toffee, traces of pepper, nutmeg
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, pleasant, quite sweet, well-balanced, vanilla, slightly spicy, warming tip with a hint of salt

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This may have been a bit overpriced as a NAS bottling when it came out, and the ratings appear to reflect that. But apart from that, it's a perfectly fine Talisker that strikes a good balance between brash, young smoke and some obviously older components that mellow things out.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peppery peat smoke with a farmy touch. Maritime / salty as well as herbal aspects. Green olives in brine. Eukalyptus. Some vanillin from the ex-bourbon casks, and a mellow, older, slightly waxy note.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lemongrass, clove, pink pepper, saltwater taffy, bitter herbs, dark coffee, and a nice, fat, lemony sweetness at the death. Good body, very powerful attack. Again this seems like a mix of young and old whiskies, with the older ones more palpable in the beginning, and the younger ones prevailing at the end.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A bit sharp at the end: the younger malts bring a certain along with them that drowns out the nuances of the older components. Quite some oak here as well, but the distillate holds its own.

  6. mothers_finest scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad malt, but overall too flat for me. Especially on the palate ...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Now this is a hate it or like it whisky. I like it despite it being young which is recognisable in the taste but it has much to discover when you give it a drop of water and some time to develope. For me the mouthfeel was the best of this dram. How sweet this is, I like this dram.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Ficelli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Uncomplicated and relatively tasty and sweet Talisker. As with almost all bottlings from this distillery, this bottle only reaches its peak when it is only half full and has been able to breathe for (at least) several months.
    I prefer the Distiller's Edition, but see this bottle for Talisker beginners as a good alternative to the 18-year-old if it is not available.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The alcohol is well integrated. Delicate smoke, orange juice, vanilla, white pepper, a little lemon, white oak spice, a little passion fruit and a sea breeze. Amazingly tame and harmonious.
    • Taste
      86 86
      First the Talisker-typical chilli catch. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Vanilla, orange, little fresh-looking smoke, passion fruit. Slightly perfumed note that can also be found in the 18-year-old.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length. What remains is a strong honey sweetness with a little smoke, vanilla and orange.

  13. DennisV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      aromatic smoky, a bit of a dead match, some grain, light fruit notes, a hint of vanilla and orange, pleasant and round.
    • Taste
      88 88
      light start with fire and tingling, clear smoke aromas, wood notes, sweetish, hint of orange, soft and spicy with a hint of barrel, pepper and chili.
    • Finish
      87 87
      slightly peppery, sweet, woody notes and aromatic smoke. White pepper lasts the longest. At the end soft and long, balanced finish.

      June 2019 | Neist Point | Isle of Skye;)

  15. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    he's solid and OK, but there are better Taliskers for me
    and the price is too high
    • Nose
      light vanilla, sweet, nice malt, lemon, campfire ?, leather, malt beer, sweet berries, flowery, smoke, caramel is coming
    • Taste
      soft and round on the palate
      dark malt, slightly dark caramel, salty, earthy, peppery, clove?, anise?, green herbs, ChilliCatch, orange / lemon ?, smoke
    • Finish
      medium long
      Oak, sweet, light smoke, salt, tart, tingling ChilliCatch

  16. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, sweet but also a few green and sour ones are included, cereals, a little honey, a little strawberry, grapes

      He must have seen a touch of sherry casks. Is getting fruity now

      I don't have any smoke at the moment. That could also be due to the fact that this sample has been around for a long time
    • Taste
      Grain, apple, lemon, grapefruit, chilli, ash, smoke

  17. nallacam scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    One of the few weak Taliskers who have come onto the market in recent years.
    The fall in prices can be clearly observed, falling from the previous € 100 + to € 70.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  18. ConvalRen scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Watered down without any resemblance. Seen for £150 at airports. Save your money and buy 5 bottles of the 10 Year instead.

  19. master_art scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Easy to drink but lacks expression. Price should be 2 times lower.

  20. ribrob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I really like it as a Talisker!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Great maritime and salty flavors, subtle smoke emerges in the background. In addition, fruity sweet notes and a nice spiciness of the oak wood.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Nice and soft, but also (powerful) full. In addition to spiciness, there is also a lot of seaweed and salt - a maritime character that harmonises beautifully with soft fruit notes. Overall, a great creamy character.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Here, too, a pleasant maritime character - combined with subtle dark fruits and spices of oak.

  21. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  22. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. ConvalRen scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  24. Lukas Ruiter scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    a spicy start in the mouth and finally a wonderfully soft finish that lingers long.

  25. Dagobert scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. maltandgrains scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Immediately peaty, with a weak presence of apples (that doesn't seem entirely fresh) and sea water.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Peat comes in seemingly slow, but then packs a punch. There's really not much more to it.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Honey, toffee and apple. Actually quite pleasant, once the peat dies down - but also rather short.

  27. Sandman23 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  28. Varrek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Young, as for me
    Punch of smoke, iodine and minerals. Not balanced well, finish salty and mounthfull

  29. LeChiffre scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Falls over the other Talisker OA. He can not hide his youth and the typical Talisker character that I value comes up only a little bit down here. Acts like a soft-washed Talisker with little draft. The price is in comparison to the great 18J way too high.
    • Nose
      80 80
      smoky; Sweetness (orange, citrus) in the background; maritime character; Change between sweet-fruity and salty-maritime
    • Taste
      81 81
      soft start; earthy mineral; smoky; Sweet discreetly in the background; Hints of citrus; Toward the end comes a little bit of the Talisker; Chili-catch; Youth clearly noticeable
    • Finish
      82 82
      peppery spicy; Oak emerges; smoky

  30. Gregers scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Huge disappointment from Talisker. The worst and most expensive one I've tried. And I usually really like this destillery.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Seawater, peat, lemonpeel, hint of toffee and green apples. Could be a good mix, but the peat and alcohol are too dominant.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Very disappointing. Mostly peat, oaky dryness, and lack of sweetness. Notes of dried hay. Just a little bit of muscovado sugar on the center of the tounge, but the peat and dryness on the gums take focus and kill it. Not a great balance, to say the least. And worst of all, I can't pick up anything else in the taste!
    • Finish
      78 78
      Long enough and leaves a decent warm mouth with nothing turning worse, but then again how could it. Sadly nothing new to the mix in the aftertaste, just sort of simmers down.

  31. ConvalRen scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    An overpriced Talisker that I believe is no more than 12 years. Previously rated as 86 when I started digging into Talisker, however a low 78 now. It's nothing like the other products they have. Sure there's the trademark maritime made by the sea features. Common sea spray salt, oysters, seaweed, sometimes even sea bass and even cod oil.

    Even with those points, this Talisker is a failure. Mainly due to the high price point at £120 in the high street and £150 in the duty free (Heathrow). I would say it's a 86 pointer perhaps if the pricing was put down to about £70. Paying so much for so little. Normally I never complain about the price and review based on taste alone. Money is no object to the taste of a scotch.
    • Nose
      81 81
      As above on maritime-ness.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Citrus and Talisker 10 features. Mix a bit of dark storm inside.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Long, thirsty and warm. Salty, wood like, herbaceous coastal samphire.

  32. maltwhisky_de scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    https://www.maltwhisky.de/talisker-neist-point/

    Our conclusion: The Neist Point is not a typical Talisker: The smoke plays only a minor role, instead chili sharpness, sweetness and spicy wood are emphasized. The result is an exciting whisky with character, but the taste is not quite round. By comparison, the older Taliskers are more complex and balanced. Really off the cliff, however, the Neist Point comes across the price: Between 80 and 90 euros costs the chic bottle. The Talisker 18 years is for a few euros more the better deal.

  33. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sweet & Salty

    Last year I hosted a Talisker Masterclass in my neck of the woods. What we tasted was top notch, but this Talisker Neist Point was not in the line-up then. I had not even tasted this Travel Retail Exclusive yet. Pascal, one of my whiskybuddies present at the tasting, told me it was very good and even went so far as to offer me his bottle with a few drams left. So I was able to taste it at last and share my thoughts with you.

    The nose is rather atypical in fact. First I get some Granny Smith apples, followed by peach and apricots and only then the soft smoke and some maritime elements emerge. I do believe some sherry casks were used. Caramelized nuts. A salty edge that is completely smothered by the caramel and other sweet notes. But it has to be said: it works! Wonderful nose, if you ask me.

    Nicely oily and immediately peppery as you are used from Talisker. Sweet and salty at the same time, mildly drying and with a bitterness from grape pith. The spiciness becomes louder as the malt settles on your tongue. The smoke, however subtle, is unmistakable.

    On the finish – which is long without a doubt – becomes even more drying. A strange, somewhat floral, almost soapy note, lingers (without being disturbing).

    Still to be found left and right (and at the distillery itself) for around 80 EUR. Not cheap, but very good. Thanks, Pascal. It convinced me to buy two bottles for my personal pleasure!

  34. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    After 2017 I tasted this again in 2021;
    It's a good malt (in great packaging) - but -
    for a Talisker he is very good - the impetuous, wild, typical Talisker characteristics are missing!
    But they have called a hefty price for it!
    • Nose
      soft, gentle smoke, fruits (apples, apricots), vanilla, light spice (pepper);
    • Taste
      soft, sweet start, orange, caramel, vanilla, fine spice (pepper), a little smoke, salt, harmonious;
    • Finish
      medium-long finish, dark chocolate, oak and pepper in the finish;

  35. robbert88 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A delicious soft yet smoky whisky.
    Not too strong peated but a nice balance.

  36. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky despite it’s NAS. Nice nose, punchy vivid palate with obvious minerality, long pleasant finish and proper ABV. It’s a really nice dram without any doubts especially for winter days, but seems to be quite overpriced.
    • Nose
      Gently smoky, creamy, fresh, maritime (kelp, brine), a bit woody, some sweet notes (marmalade, yellow pear), hint of vanilla, citrus peel
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, spicy (peppers, ginger), minerally, caramelly, cowberry jam, hint of salt, oak, lemon peel
    • Finish
      Long, warm, mouth-watering, slightly oaky and malty, a bit sweet

  37. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Cool molt, sweet, very juicy, soft, but at the same time powerful and dense; the palette of derivatives is not too diverse, but you don’t notice this at all, the fact that there is quite enough, not to add, not to subtract.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, mountain ash, lingonberries, dry herbs, leather goods, sweet notes of berry jam, mineral shades - stone crumb, plaster, light peat tones.
    • Taste
      Juicy, velvety, rich, sweet-woody, mountain ash, oak, creamy notes, butterscotch, boiled condensed milk, light peppery shades, orange peel; ash-peat motives in development.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, rowan, lingonberry, bitterness of medicinal herbs, moderate sweetness, orange peel, candied citrus.

  38. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      dominant peat smoke with embedded plum,
      slight citrus note, discreet medical note, musty - metallic
    • Taste
      sweet - salty
    • Finish
      mostly peat smoke

  39. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  40. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Well, I find this one pretty convenient and drinkable - however, in a blind tasting I would guess anything but Talisker - it's totally lacking the typical Talisker roughness - nothing for Talisker fans
    • Nose
      Wet tobacco, hints of leather, sweet and fruity notes, little seabreeze, only whiffs of smoke
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, little punchy, subtle sweetness, fruity, peaches, yellow fruits
    • Finish
      Long and warm, rather sweet aftertaste

  41. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Young talisker for a too high price. Pleasant.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  43. nad_chario scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  44. zaphod155 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A rather complex whisky that still has its rough edges. I did not really find the announced maritime notes. I like it very much. (Addendum: At the second tasting, the maritime notes came in taste.)
    • Nose
      First roasted, slightly caramelized nuts. Then come green apples, peach and apricot. In the background are floral notes like roses and lavender. The caramel becomes stronger. There is also a subtle smoke.
    • Taste
      Caramel, some smoke, a subtle spiciness, spicy, slightly bitter notes. Mouth-filling and dry. The spicy notes develop stronger, the sweetness takes a back seat.
    • Finish
      Long. The spiciness and bitter notes last the longest and leave the impression of dark chocolate.

  45. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The orange sweet wood smoked one made by the sea! Concerning price/performance ratio I would go for the 18 year old.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet salted coastal smoke. Black pepper, some lemon, honey, hints of barbecue, smoked apples, caramel.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, spices, salt, pepper, some nuts, smoked oranges.
    • Finish
      Long. Oranges, sweet smoke, vanilla and oak.

  46. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  47. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    despite many different opinions I find it quite a good talisker although a little expensive.

    88/100
    • Nose
      substantial peat smoke with a little more oaky spices than in the 10yo. clearly maritime with notes of iodine, seaweed and beach sand.

      black pepper. as for fruit we only have a few apples.

      don´t know the age but I´d say the average is around 12 years.
    • Taste
      good attack, firm oily body, soft mouthfeel.

      the smoke is milder than on the nose, but we got more spices. it´s medium sweet with a little vanilla.

      the obligatory chili is not that prominent.
    • Finish
      sweet, a little pepper, very spicy

  48. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    this is a gentle dram. starts slowly. sweet, vanilla, malty, grassy, then some green fruits, some spices, a very gentle hint of smoke, the pepper takes time to evolve, a little sea breeze. all that mingles nicley. fine complexity, gentle, gets better the more you enjoy it. interesting stuff!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  49. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Talistar Neist Point is a whisky named after the westernmost point of the island of Skye, where a beacon is on the packaging. Again, it is a performance without age.
    • Nose
      Sharp, sweet peat, citrus, and lighter pepper (the origin is not dirty). (90 b)
    • Taste
      For a promising scent, the flavor lags behind. There is bitter chocolate, vanilla, light sweetness. Bitter, with a little oatmeal at the end. (86 b)
    • Finish
      I tasted at the Whisky Festival in 2017. It is a pity that it smells like a smell.

  50. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2016]  I had this 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 85.  I
    took no detailed notes as this whisky did not interest me.

  51. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  52. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A softer side of Talisker, balanced and complex.
    • Nose
      Like the remains  of last night beach bonfire washed away in the salty sea air. Fresh creme anglais brings up the rear.
    • Taste
      Soft and fruity with a touch of pear drops, before coming smoky and slightly floral. Added water: cooked fruit, baked apple, salted vanilla custard.
    • Finish
      Elegant smoke now, with a lingering salty dryness from the wood.

  53. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicate smoke, fine enough for a Talisker. Is it vanilla behind? No pepper on the horizon but a nice balance found in the mouth between moderate peat and a fruity. It is soft. Final rather short and discreet. Easy to drink.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  54. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  55. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  56. Segens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A reasonable all day dram which is OK but when you spend 100€ you expect more of it but besides the Talisker 30 I had no dram of this distillery yet that really convinced me to love em!
    • Nose
      Banana, oranges, seasalt and smoke are very dominant in the nose. I like this play of smoke and fruit!
    • Taste
      A lot of banana in the mouth a bit of bitterness no more juicy oranges so more grapefruit and a bit of pepper! The smoke is there but very decent!
    • Finish
      A bit oaky and bitter so not the best I had!

  57. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Crazy, blind, I would believe, because what would have been added but that is forbidden ...
    • Nose
      Banana, orange, salt, coconut, saffron, almost Japanese-tropical, mango and charred oak in between, green apples
    • Taste
      Tobacco, saffron, orange, motor oil, berries, grapefruit, hops, pepper, ginger, rosemary & thyme, mango, coconut in between, crazy combinations, complex, you have to leave him, mint / anise
    • Finish
      Some peat, grapefruit, mint & pepper remain, medium to long

  58. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  59. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Talisker basic profile is recognizable, but the fruit notes from the nose are already very unusual and dominant. There is not much oak influence. All right, but not necessarily what I expect from a Talisker. But he is a little too trimmed to the (presumed) duty-free taste.
    • Nose
      A compote of green apples and Williams pears. Over sea salt and mild peat smoke. The fruits are dominant, with always the smoke of a small campfire peat soil pervades. Vanilla and honey come and make the fruit compote even sweeter.
    • Taste
      At first, the fruit comes out of the nose, but it covers quickly a blanket of sea salt, black pepper and smoke over it, so that the fruit notes after a few moments in the background. The pepper provides a pleasant sharpness. Cloves, anise and thyme come and give the sharpness more flavor.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, dry and chilli-spicy. In the end, he "watered down" something.

  60. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The nose so typical of Talisker. Very aromatic smoke, rather soft, not intrusive. Tastes very soft. But the bottle is also almost empty, has already given off some flavor. Otherwise tasted like a 10 year old. Maybe even a bit flatter. Not bad. But too expensive ...

  61. LDB scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Not what you want from a Talisker.
    Too young by far, you notice the lack of maturation on both nose and palate. I was extremely underwhelmed by this malt after several tasting sessions, just my personal take on it, but I can not really understand the positive echo it has received.
    Besides, this Talisker is massively overpriced. I just wonder when the hype will decrease. Even remotely comparing this whisky to Talisker 18yo (let alone the 25yo) is absurd. You might just as well buy Laphroaig Select.
    • Nose
      77 77
      The nose is not particularly memorable. A whiff of wet wood, smoke plus some fruity aromas.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Very thin mouthfeel, and unbalanced as well.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Okay, there is the pungent chili catch, but it dries out incredibly fast, sweetness fades too quickly

  62. tomy63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Deep gold color, expressive nose, well marked by the iodized, peppery and smoky side of Talisker, with some vanilla and caramel behind and notes of apricot and orange. Mouth quite sweet and wise, less peppery than 10 years, less iodized than 57 North, with a nice vanilla roundness, honey, somewhere between 18 years and 175th anniversary. Final a bit short. A good Talisker, maybe a little too wise and a bit pricey compared to 18years or 57North.

  63. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Conclusion: Can not really push between 18 and 25, but does not have to hide from the 18-er, even if the Charackter is another and the finish is not outstanding ...
    • Nose
      Medium thick smoke, apple, pear, apricot, citrus aromas (orange and lemon), hints of cinnamon, nutmeg
    • Taste
      exotic fruits (apricot, pineapple ...), spicy, subtle smokiness, malty sweetness, a bit of oak
    • Finish
      salty smoke, sea breeze ... a little licorice, medium long

  64. Bosi scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    An atypical, but good Talisker. Personally, he is too sweet and unbalanced. Besides, the price is very ambitious. Nevertheless, a delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      In the beginning, floral-fruity aromas of apricot and orange prevail. Later menthol is added. The smoke is very discreet and little peaty, almost woodsmoked. Above all lies the sweetness of caramel.
    • Taste
      The taste is primarily sweet (brown sugar). Behind it I taste vanilla, banana and a hint of ham. The smoke gets stronger and goes towards the ashes.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium with more smoke and always present sweetness. Add vanilla and some oak.

  65. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sweet. Very cute. And only on the edge of a Talisker. He wants too much. This is not for me a € 100 - or even € 70 whisky and does not look like single malt, but very designed, "blended". Sweet, sweet, but somehow like a dessert - small bowl OK, too much becomes disgusting. What kind of people who spend over 100 € for Johnny Blue or Dalmore King Alex and do not really like a Talisker, but would like to have a cool island whisky on the shelf.
    • Nose
      Pepper and salt, in the beginning a slight pinch of hospital, then getting sweeter, honey with herbs, cooked peaches, a little cinnamon
    • Taste
      mainly sweet, orange marmalade, peach compote, cloves, a lot of milk chocolate, some pepper, but not particularly hot (after a Clynelish and a Bladnoch), the smoke is mostly in the chocolate, possibly a very light fleshy note
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, some soil, some pepper ... the sweetness stays long

  66. KjellRolandson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Today I want to try the new Talisker for you. I have not read any official notes yet. I only know that he comes from different barrels and should be older! I give my sample into the glass and see a nice bright amber yellow or dark gold.
    At the beginning he is very inconspicuous in the nose. I smell the spice a bit, but not more. So I let him breathe for a while.
    When I swivel and turn the glass after 15 minutes, the dram strikes nicely against the glass inside. The first thing that tickles my nose is the typical Talisker pepper note.
    The pepperiness is not as strong as the 57 ° North, but still in the foreground.
    In addition, a nice ripe fragrance comes with up. The longer I smell it, the more honey, caramel and cherry come out. In addition comes from the back rows a pleasant smoke flavor. It reminds me a bit of salmon fillet with pepper crust on the grill!
    I'll try now.
    Immediately I have cream in my mouth and the smoky pepper. Is there ginger with me? If so, then an interesting touch. A beautiful, slightly smoky Talisker. The pepper and alcohol are pleasantly in the cheeks. On the palate it stays nice and long with a slightly tart note. In the finish it is light and short, but you can still feel the warmth of the alcohol. Nevertheless, I would like to have a longer and strong peppery finish here. Maybe 48% or even 50% alcohol would do him good. I like him. He has the typical Talisker smoke and pepper. I would appreciate him on around 20 years. Finally Talisker House, after my personal disappointments Talisker Storm and Talisker Skye, has again produced a good whisky. He is doing quite well between the 18- and 25-year-olds. Nevertheless, the price of about 130 € for Europe is steep. So look for bargains under 100 €!

  67. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I have just compared with my first Notes Neist Point and see the confirmed. Is good stuff, the 87 points he gets today again, the sweetness is too intense and acts. Nevertheless, I do not like joining the group, the marketing is no more or less questionable than other modern NAS bottlings too. The quality is there, so far that is much better than some others. Even if one notices the young barrels, he is altogether already in the direction of the older, because he has the complexity. The more pronounced bite makes it more interesting for me despite lower score than the 18-year-old.

  68. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Completely ok, without any major flaws, quite pleasant to drink, but whether he is worth the partially called prices, is questionable. For the cheapest called 70 € just as acceptable. Especially compared to an 18-year-old tested and there he loses noticeably.
    • Nose
      Smoky, slightly sourish fruit, orange, but more the shell than the fruit itself, then peppery, creamy, some dark chocolate, vanilla and caramel
    • Taste
      dry mouthfeel, noticeably smoky, then sweetish creamy, vanilla and caramel, again orange peel, peppery on the palate, it does not look too young
    • Finish
      behind, the orange note increases, almost tart, towards grapefruit, mixed with quite dry smoke

  69. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Hmmm .... which should be used in the range between the 18s and the 25s. For me, that is clearly below the 18s. Unfortunately, the malt is a bit too smooth and benevolent.
    • Nose
      bright fruits (apples, pears); Honey, if only very subtle smoke; Sunscreen; after a while, apple juice covers everything
    • Taste
      not as oily as the 18's; strong tingling; Pepper; Sweet; Chili-Cach is discreetly present; again apples; salty;
    • Finish
      short-medium; a little oak; Smoke is minimal if anything; a little bacon; very salty for that; Emeukal candies

  70. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: quite gentle and pleasant, slightly light fruit plus a small tropical punch, mineral, honey-sweet and floral soft, discreetly maritime and smoky, oak and spiciness are still very shy in the background. Very nice but somehow unspectacular.
    Taste: now a bit of action, beautiful peppery onion with fruit in honey glaze and then on the finish a spicy mixture of oak, pepper and now strong smoke (where has he just hidden in the nose?).

    No comparison to the old 18s but still a nice and tasty Talisker.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  71. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    pleasant and full of character to drink
    a good Talisker mmh, I like them indeed If you just want to drink a delicious Talisker quickly, the NP is at its best, the whisky tastes good
    But if you are looking for a longer whisky to dream and take off, you should choose the 18y or the DE
    • Nose
      a warm soft fruity nose
      Apricots with sea and salt
      liquorice
      pepper
      dry herb meadow in summer
      some wood with fruit
    • Taste
      soft start
      on the tongue develops the Talisker CC
      spicy, smoky, slightly floral / soapy on the palate
      then sweetness flows
      Carnation, wood, malt
      tingles on the tongue
      it remains smoky maritime
      Salt and sea water
      damp
    • Finish
      medium
      chocolate
      slightly apricots with brine
      a little damp and spicy
      slowly, even weak Fassaromen come

  72. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Some softer notes than the 10YO but not of much higher quality. Apparently put in the market to replace the 18YO (the same price level as that used to be until recently at least) but not of that quality by far. I'm going to skip this one.
    • Nose
      Peat, orange and minerals. A little honey and a slight meaty touch.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, pepper and again a little honey.
    • Finish
      Mainly peat and pepper.

  73. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    By far the best Talisker NAS of the last years. It's good, I have to admit, but surely not the best Talisker I've tasted. It comes with a hefty price tage, depending on where you purchase it. 
    • Nose
      Soft peat, iodine, plaster, wood smoke and sulphur. This rather coastal character is followed by sweet and creamy notes of honeyed cereals in vanilla yogurt. The fruitiness is expressed by dried apricot and red fruits. The nose finishes with delicately salted almonds.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, firm but not too hot, with the typical influence of pepper. The smokiness is light, the peat makes me think of a horse farm, but that's maybe because of the combination with some hay. The honeyed and creamy side slowly but surely reveals itself, later joined by some darker fruits.
    • Finish
      Pepper, lots of salt, coal smoke and honey.

  74. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This Wisky is a bit too expensive for the value.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  76. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, he looks quite young, but not too young. He is very soft and moderate and could thus be an interesting addition to the standard range, but he would have to move down the price significantly. The older Talisker offer much more, especially in the price / performance ratio. For me personally, he is a bit too pushy or sweet.
    • Nose
      Distinct smoke and sleepy feet are the first impressions. A strange nose! Reminiscent of the air in Pozzuoli, a town in Italy near Naples, it lies almost like a cork on a volcanic bubble, sulphurous vapors occur there directly through rock crevices. The height above sea level changes here several times a year. After a while, the nose normalizes, the maritime talisker notes emerge, and a bit fruity towards apples, apricots and limes. Later also caramel, which warmed up even more clearly. The focus is shifting steadily between sweet fruity and salty mineral. The alcohol is palpable and sometimes tickles quite clearly in the nose.
    • Taste
      The taste is a typical Talisker, quite strong sweetness with earthy and rocky notes, smoke, some salt and the developing peppery pungency, which is framed in this case, however, of some alcoholic sharpness, which, however, knows how to hide well.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long, the focus is on the earthy notes. The sweetie has a slightly watery touch here. In the end, a tender, sweet smokiness with a slightly soapy sensation on the tongue will last the longest.

  77. Dramlicious scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My (rambling) review of the latest addition to Talisker's travel retail range, named after the most westerly point of Skye.

    http://dramlicious.com/peaty-friday-episode-26/

  78. The Macallan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N: smoke and sherry, but lack of complexity and richness

    P: Briny, slightly sweet and lack of depth

    F: Smooth with a salty touch

    C: it supposed to be a reflection between 18- en 25 y old Talisker. It lacks of a certain sweet complexity!

  79. Bona scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nose: on the one hand typical Talisker, medium smoky, light fruits, some citrus freshness, but it comes with a decent torrent of Alk, which I usually do not know from older Talisker.

    Mouth: Quite soft in the beginning, relatively smoky (more than the 18s), then it gets sharper, but is that the chili catch or the youth? Unfortunately, both are clearly snappy. I know how old Taliskers taste having 18Y + younger here pressing Alk. The smoke remains something, as well as a peppery spice, then he goes already.

    Departure: rather inharmonious, medium, it is a bit musty, tender oak is also there, the fruit is almost gone, some alcohol remains

    Quite spontaneously: here, once again, young barrels are spoiled for travel retail. The Malt is not a total fail but nothing special. You can drink the (medium-good), or get the same price if you like Talisker equal to the 18s. The 18s has more sweetness and is much more harmonious. I like Malts with rough edges, but the edges should not come from the youth. On average, I estimate this malt to be under 10Y-mag because a few sucked out barrels were older, but overall it is very restless and alcoholic. This is a lot of young broth in there, otherwise they would have bottled him directly with age, for example, the relatively young 12Y FOCM was much more coherent. The PLV is not very good.
    82P
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  80. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Talisker Neist Point, named after the westernmost promontory of Skye Island, contains delicately selected barrels of distillery, some of which contain the rarest and softest whiskys the warehouse has to offer.
    The aromas start smoothly but develop slowly but steadily bringing wave-by-wave aromas of sea salt, spices, and volcanic smoke to the fore, before a warming and sweet-smoky finish sets in.

  81. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    What the PR/Marketing departments are cooking up for this is ridiculous...
    See - http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=31&doc_id=45830
    -> Neist Point has
    "some of the brand’s rarest and smoothest mature stocks,"
    And  "Talisker Malt Master Craig Wilson said: “...By using some of our finest, rare casks that have been left to
    rest longer..."

    Really Diageo...?
    That's why you decided not to be transparent about the casks that went into this and go the NAS route ?
    And when I buy Talisker, and have in the past 20 years regularly... the last I want is a "smooth" experience... I want a unique, identifyable flavour from the distillery and its distillate, not another new-oak/vanilla driven or from briefly-re"juvenated"-cask-with-the-cheapest-possible-sherry-which-is-then-destined-to-become-vinegar-due-to-its-low-quality and generic smoke notes that now taste the same across all your distilleries...
    Blaergh.
    You can tell I am annoyed by the deteriorating quality, especially at Talisker, and yet another push into NAS & premium pricing, right  ?
    Good.

  82. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Official tasting notes:

    Colour/appearance: Warm, yellow gold. Fluid and soft, developing fine, late legs.Nose: An immediate and perfectly poised waft of sulphurous spent match above a soft, reassuring, cereal layer of freshly baked sourdough bread and ripe red fruits. Later, honey, creamy toffee, peat, wood smoke, salt and ozone followed by clove-accented bubble-gum notes. A faint savoury trace – the acetic tang of new make and perhaps the charcoal ash from a beach barbecue. Finally, bracing, soaring pine resin. A beautifully paced and outstandingly balanced composition at 45.8%. Softer with water, with greater emphasis on caramel and malt notes; growing richer, with shaved dark chocolate and a little kirschwasser.Body/texture: Viscous, pleasing and firm.Palate: Salty and slightly honeyed, then savoury – home-made potato chips, cooked in beef dripping and seriously seasoned – giving way to glorious dark South American chocolate laced with chilli; then redcurrants and coating, pithy tannins – crisp and vegetal. Fresh tarragon. Growing fiery yet creamy and filling the lungs with smoke. Wonderfully sweet, honeyed and liqueur-like with water.Finish: Long. At first fiery, smoky and minty with a memory of rich, dark chocolate truffle cake. Later, wood ash, more clove, chocolate ginger and hints of coal tar. Growing cooler, with subdued, late chilli notes and a final appetisingly sulphury, savoury smokiness.With water: Pure sweet honeyed smokiness. Sauternes followed by an exquisite late and distant smoke, peat on the breath and ultra-late salt on tongue.

  83. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    According
    to the producers, the profile of Neist Point has a rather ’elegant’ and
    ‘smooth’ character derived from maturation in a variety of American oak casks. According to justdrinks.com it's positioned between the 18 yo and 25 yo. It’s
     available in travel retail outlets in
    Western Europe and the US for an RRP of £115/ US$179 / €147. Quite a lot for a
    NAS if you ask me…

  84. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/news/latest-news/talisker-launch-supports-ballsy-diageo-aim/

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