Talisker 2006

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
10 years old
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 Sep 2016 7:29 pm by cs

Average value

€ 58.81

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200 × member ratings

568 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2006

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.43 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Administrator

    Wood finishing can add an additional layer of complexity to a whisky, but it can also spoil the existing character of the malt. In case of Talisker Distillers Edition (2006/2016), the Amoroso finish is hitting the spot! The nose is delivering restrained bonfire smoke, brine and a lovely note of sweet BBQ sauce. On the palate, the famous 'chili catch' is less punchy as in the original, while the feast continues with salty spare ribs, sweet grapes and bitter hints of European oak. Charcoal, mild pepper and fruity sweetness remain for dessert. A fantastic Single Malt!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 87 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, sweet, in the foreground light sherry derivatives - dark raisins, fortified wine, berry jam, currant leaf, then a lot of wood, dry sawdust, varnished table, smoldering board, brackish-mineral, mussels, sulphurous, slightly lime. Phenols and smokiness goes completely in the background, manifested by light burning, extinct coals.

    Taste: bright attack of spices, a mixture of peppers, cinnamon, a lot of orange and tangerine peel, burnt paper, pleasant wood tannins, prunes, raisins, all this is well smoked and smoked, light mineral shades, activated charcoal.

    Finish: medium length, brackish, mineral, smoked dried fruit, fading spiciness and spiciness, sensation of sticky berry jam, wood tannins, oily.

    Rating: 86-87

    Bottom line: a wonderful incarnation of my beloved classic 10, only a little less smoke has come out, more woody and with sweet berry jam. For me, no worse and no better than 10 of them, slightly different, smoothed by sherry.
    In the bottle that was ending, and before that the smoke was not very bright, the aroma smoothed out even more and the influence of the tree intensified, with taste there were no noticeable changes.

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Andreas W. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    Early December I hosted a sold-out Talisker tasting in the Rolf Benz Lounge of the Ghelamco Arena, home to the AA Gent soccer team. I am happy to share my personal notes on the line-up and will start with this Distillers Edition from 2016. Thanks to the finish in an Amoroso sherry cask, it has a nice bronze color.

    Wonderful nose in which sweet and salt go head to head. Sweet BBQ sauce, candied orange peel, milk chocolate and lots of honey in the left corner, while walnuts, a bonfire, salted bacon and pickles warm up in the right corner.

    Surprisingly creamy body (well, Amoroso is a cream sherry) that starts off very sweet, but immediately becomes brackish with a beautiful development of smoke. Wow! Pepper, sniffing tobacco, cloves, caramel, Seville oranges, green grapes and brackish water. Oh, how it works!

    The finish is wonderfully long while the smoke fades away gently, leaving charcoal and candied oranges.

    What a beautiful Talisker. Smoky dessert and I love it! Not even 60 EUR? No brainer.

  7. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I would not have tested it but I wanted to make the comparison to the 18. The 18 won easily. It was clear to me and it shows once again what age can do.
    But he also lives up to his name.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Double matured that smells one. He smells full and complex. Fine selected. Some salted air comes over and mixes with the smoke.
      The 18 can do more and is not so intrusive.
      What many call "boring".
    • Taste
      86 86
      Now it's smoking, but just like Talisker does.
      Wonderful, sweet ... he lays it down with some lemon.
      But the sharpness prances on the tongue.
      And still "smoke"
    • Finish
      84 84
      Not really long and with a bit bitter in the end but still pleasantly smoky and spicy.

  8. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    More complex than the 10s. Not as high a surcharge as the DE from Lagavulin. To recommend !
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, maritime notes .. certain saltiness (like salty caramel) fruity aromas, maybe raspberries. Citrus .. Röstaromen .. Spices, reminiscent of speculoos. Floral influence
    • Taste
      Strong start. Fruit and smoke mate on the tongue. Spiciness at the tip of the tongue. Less strong than the Talisker 10. "Chili-Catch" nevertheless noticeable.
    • Finish
      medium. Seasoning lasts for a long time. The second sip of the oak comes to the fore and leaves an espresso flavor. Also to find grapes.

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet sherry smoke and a good portion of walnuts. Sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily, peaty smoke, cigar, ashes and ginger spicy. The next minute it's a little drying out with some oak tannins and a pinch of salt. Maritime storm in a glass.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, sweet, not too dry and a little chewy after.


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