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Overall rating
83.89/100
votes
279
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5253CM000 05616554
Barcode
5000281041223
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
11 Dec 2015 9:20 pm by z-imaging
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 97.20

34 × in wishlist

279 × member ratings

740 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Neist Point

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. LDB scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. DarrenHJA 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.

  10. master_art scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

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

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