Single malt whisky - tasting notes

10 Aug 2009

Talisker 18 years old

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Talisker

Talisker introduced this 18 year-old expression in 2004. Of the standard malts, this is an all-time favourite for many malt lovers. It won the award for best single malt at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007. Lately the price has gone up and there are rumours that it would be discontinued soon.

 

Talisker 18 years old Talisker 18 yo (45,8%, OB 2007)

Nose: sweet and fruity. Peat smoke in the background. Chocolate coated orange. Vanilla. Flowery honey. Some marshmallows. Nectarine? Quite feminine for a Talisker if you ask me. Mouth: soft arrival, still rather sweet but getting a powerful, smokey kick after a few moments. Peppery with subtle peat. Getting drier on spices, with a bit of sherry burried somewhere underneath the smoke. Finish: classy development, soft and balanced. Vanilla and wood. Still some pepper.

Flawless Talisker and surprisingly fresh whisky. Around € 65.

Score: 87/100

Talisker 18 years old 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2009-08-10
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