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Talisker 2006

Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
229
Whiskybase ID
WB87136
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2016
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
TD-S: 5SE
Barcode
5000281013985
Added on
25 Sep 2016 7:29 pm by cs
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.79

21 × in wishlist

229 × member ratings

660 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2006

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Super 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. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A typical Talisker! Mild and maritime, fruity and earthy tart, the well-known "Chili-Catch" gives this DE a hot and piquant note. Tastes and pleases!

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Intense amber shines out of the Premium Snifter, and many thick streaks stick to the glass wall. Soft peat smoke rises, maritime a subtle salty sea air comes into its own, algae and seaweed appear slightly grassy. Caramel and dried fruits mix with zest of orange peel and hints of tart citrus fruit, green apple and cream toffee end slightly earthy.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows gently over the tongue, the "Chili-Catch" known for Talikser suddenly explodes on the tongue and lines the palate with white pepper and cozy warmth. Almost at the same time, the saliva begins to flow massively ... Earthy, slightly peaty with hints of wooden smoke, dark and tart wood tones, dark chocolate with oranges, hazelnuts and walnuts alternate, meanwhile the Talisker DE warms the esophagus and stomach.
    • Finish
      Slightly tart, nutty with dried grapes and berries. The aftertaste is long and intense in memory, then ends with walnuts and dark earth tones.

  3. Saftkenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Overall, this bottling is a bit stronger but also more unbalanced than the 2007/2017. It offers a little more smoke, but also has more fermented fruit in its aroma.
    With the Talisker Distillers Edition it is important to know that the whisky in the bottle still needs a lot of time and oxygen to give a harmonious overall picture. Every time I open a new Talisker Distillers Edition, I ask myself why I liked it so much ...? And once a third of the content has been used up and the bottle has been on the shelf for a few months, I'm overwhelmed every time how delicious it has turned out, which seemed hard to imagine after opening.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Strong marine smoke. Salty sea breeze, vanilla, old wood, leather, lightly fermented apples, grapefruit, pineapple, red currants, orange juice, honey.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice and peppery to start with. Smoke, oak seasoning, fermented apples, liquorice, overripe orange, red currants, honey.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish. Vanilla, oak, apples, dark chocolate.

  4. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tried for the 2nd time on June 27th, 2020
    • Nose
      Light, warm smoke, apple, grain, strawberry, blackberry, some earth, grass,
    • Taste
      Herbal candy, herb honey, apple, lime, grapefruit, very light chocolate, a little wood, a little pepper, very little ash on the back.

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tried on March 2nd, 2020
    • Nose
      Blackberries, lemon, strawberries, nuts, grass, honey, a hint of smoke in the background
    • Taste
      Honey, strawberry, apple, lemon, currants, very little smoke out the back

  10. Islay1815 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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