Talisker
9.2

Talisker

Aged 18 Years

ABV 45.8%

Loch Harport on a winter's day, gale force eight! Less peppery than younger versions. Complex, endearing, balanced. 18 seems a perfect age for malts.

Martine Nouet

Specification

Talisker

Brand

Talisker

Bottler

Aged 18 Years

Expression

Single Malt

Type

18

Age (Years)

45.8%

ABV

Islands (Non Islay)

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Martine Nouet

Taster

Nose: TCP, tarred boat, iodine-impregnated seaweeds. Peat. Wouahh! Then candied orange, trifle, milk chocolate.

Palate: And the beat goes on... iodine, tar pastilles, salty water. Ginger bread. Liquorice.

Finish: Warm, salty. Dry and nutty. Sooty touch.

Comment: Loch Harport on a winter's day, gale force eight! Less peppery than younger versions. Complex, endearing, balanced. 18 seems a perfect age for malts.

Score: 9.3

Dave Broom

Taster

Nose: Complex, burning heather, sweet tobacco, old warehouse, spent bonfire. Underneath is almond paste/nougat, butter biscuits and a lightly herbal note. Plenty of smoke. Rich and complex.

Palate: A slow start, then pepper, a light smoked fish note, fruit syrup. Builds to an explosive finish.

Finish: Red peppercorn.

Comment: Truly fantastic. All of Talisker's attack...and then some.

Score: 9

9.2
Overall Score

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