Talisker Skye

April 27, 2015
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The nose of this is really nice but palate and finish can not keep the promise. I had trouble to recognize this as a Talisker. – Rating: 82/100

Talisker Port Ruighe

January 17, 2014
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The port finish adds a very sweet fruitiness that fortunately does not quite succeed in destroying the Taliskerness of this whisky. – Rating: 84/100

Talisker Storm

January 15, 2014
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Following the trend of wood-engineered NAS whisky, this Talisker offers a different, fruitier, angle than the regular 10 yo; good but not necessarily better – and more expensive. – Rating: 85/100

Talisker 25 yo 2011 Release

April 13, 2013
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This is much closer to the 10 year old than previous releases. Combined with the lowered bottling strength there is not much of a reason to spend the extra money. – Rating: 83/100

Talisker Distillers Edition 2000

January 3, 2013
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The sherry remains rather in the background, only to underline the famous smoky spiciness of the Talisker spirit. Quite different from the fantastic 1999 vintage. Rating: 87/100

Talisker 30 yo 2010 Bottling

January 29, 2012
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The spices are a litte too dominant to let the fruity elements truly shine here. – Rating: 86/100

Talisker – The Ageless Distillery

February 21, 2011
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Distillery manager Charlie Smith in person hosted a masterclass at the Munich festival. I was delighted to see that their two top bottlings (25yo and 30yo) were poured, along with the 12yo FOCM bottling and the 18yo.

Talisker 175th Anniversary

January 30, 2011
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A surprisingly fruity Talisker, the multi-age vatting gives it a lot of complexity. The overall character is gentler than the standard 10 yo. – Rating: 87/100

Talisker Distillers Edition 1999

January 7, 2011
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Many peated malts have a distinct “bacon nose”, not this one. Instead it has the strongest taste of bacon I have ever experienced in a whisky. I love bacon, and I love this whisky. – Rating: 90/100

Talisker 57°N

February 28, 2010
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An excellent dram, I like it a tad better than the standard 10yo. Fruiter nose but peatier and spicier palate. – Score: 88/100

Talisker 10 yo – old Map label

January 29, 2010

The old version has much more sherry influence than its modern brother. I wouldn’t say it’s better, but it is intriguingly different. – Score: 86/100

Talisker 18 yo

October 14, 2009
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A very fine whisky, perfect balance between peat and spice. Too bad they raised the price to stellar leveles. – Score: 90/100

Talisker 10 yo

August 11, 2009
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Almost no sweetnees, just peat and spice. More like an Islay whisky than many Islay whiskies… – Score: 86/100