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Talisker 18yr

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  • Distiller:

    Talisker

  • Bottler:

    Talisker

  • ABV:

    45.8%

  • Age:

    18 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and smooth with sweetness balanced by a kiss of smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The empty glass has an aroma again reminiscent of roasted coffee. Perfect for an after-dinner drink or a mid-afternoon snack!
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There’s a fine line between polishing the rough edges of a beautifully powerful whisky and ripping its heart and soul out with a knife by dumbing it down. This whisky has not crossed that line. A fabulous whisky!
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: More austere, and a little rougher than expected. Bah, a great dram anyway. Love it, it’s probably a future classic that we’ll miss eventually.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Honey, cinnamon, and sweet biscuits round out its rich profile and linger on an ample, silky finish accented by a kiss of slightly briny campfire smoke. Beautiful stuff.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Just like watching an experienced ballerina, whisky blows your mind as it swirls in the glass. Then you nose and it blows your mind off. Tasting it is a special occasion on its own.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Palate entry is honeyed and full; at midpalate the taste profile inches its way towards the smoke-tobacco-ash-tar side of the flavor scale, but is sweet. Concludes moderately oily and lightly salty.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: This is a definite winner that I’ve not had before – will need to search this out to add to the line-up – a must try if you haven’t already and you like a peat smoke touch to your scotch
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Sweet, salty, delicious. Yum. I'm a big fan and wish my wallet was bigger.
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  • Intro:

    I enjoyed Talisker 10. I enjoyed it quite a bit. One of my issues with brasher scotches is that they occasionally grow quite muted over the years as they get up there in age (looking at you, Laphroaig 18). Lets see how this fares. This is my first time sampling this whiskey, so Im stoked to see what it is about.

  • Nose:

    Caramel, honey, cake, and briney sea air. Mild floral undertones with some melon and vanilla. Its really big on the sweetness and the combination with nice savory salinity.

  • Taste:

    Sweet vanilla, lots of salinity. Honey, vanilla and caramel are really big here. Some subtle oak. Its almost like a nice salted caramel dram, without the white chicks a flockin.

  • Finish:

    Long and delicious. Vanilla is here and so is the salt and sea air. Little bit of floral orange and lemon peel are more apparent here but it ends long and with quite a bit of complexity.

  • Overall:

    Sweet, salty, delicious. Yum. I'm a big fan and wish my wallet was bigger.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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