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Overall rating
88.39/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.07.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6196CM000
Barcode
5000281018874
Added on
11 Nov 2016 11:46 am by Odessit
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 109.00

10 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 18-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.39 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. A0525 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. markkuyper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. markkuyper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A mature and complex toppipe that has not lost the positive Talisker properties even after this long maturation phase!
    • Nose
      mild, sweet ripe fruits, mild smoke, spicy oak;
    • Taste
      initially sweet aromatic onion, plums, berries, oily (buttery), then seasoning (pepper, chilli, oak), hardly any smoke;
    • Finish
      long, very mild finish; in the end spicy oak and pinch of salt;

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A mature and complex toppipe that has not lost the positive Talisker properties even after this long maturation phase!
    • Nose
      mild, sweet ripe fruits, mild smoke, spicy oak;
    • Taste
      initially sweet aromatic onion, plums, berries, oily (buttery), then seasoning (pepper, chilli, oak), hardly any smoke;
    • Finish
      long, very mild finish; in the end spicy oak and pinch of salt;

  9. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I find this absolutely fine. It doesn’t have the zingy peppery smoke of the 10-year-old, in stead it is a gentle middle aged whisky that knowns its ways to please you senses. Great balance, profound complexity and a great pleasure to drink.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Whispering smoke, brine and something sweet, which after some time start to develop into a light breeze that carrying many subtle smells. Smoked raisins, salty crackers with honey, freshly caught shrimps with a hint of garlic, walnuts, fudge, natural vanilla, leather and some freshly painted wood. Add to that some wet wood, wet coats, lobster, salted fish, and indeed that grilled salmon, and I have a feeling that I am sitting on the terrace of a small fish restaurant in the harbour of Portree. A smouldering fire pit close-by, and a fruit salad of raisins, grapefruit and oranges on the table. Oh, please bring me there!?
    • Taste
      89 89
      A gentle mix of smoke, salt, sweetness and spices. White peppercorns on salty crackers, a pinch of nutmeg, smoked raisins, smoked seaweed, walnuts, grilled crab. Couldn’t that be a new dish in that restaurant I was talking about? A burlap sack, wet wood, smoked grasses, wet paper, mud, along with bonfire smoke. No water needed.
    • Finish
      88 88
      More of the above.

  10. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    As a great friend of 10-year-old Talisker, I like this 18-year-old very well. As usual in the brewery, smoke supplements the other flavors rather than replacing them. In this case, pleasantly fresh fruit notes. A beautiful island whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Clear (but weaker than the 10-year-old) notes of smoke and salt, giving a little more room for a pleasant fruity sweetness (orange, grapefruit, very lemonade-rich) and a light nutritious note of nut nougat cream.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The campfire comes through and this sweet Talisker gets a heftier note. Bacon, smoked salmon and similar grilled food take their place.
    • Finish
      88 88

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