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Talisker 18 Year Old

Warm and complex for a good autumn evening

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@TheMueReview by @TheMue

31st Oct 2009


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The Talisker 18y is a warm and complex bottling of the Talisker distillery. It's not as rough as the 10y, but more warm and soft. The nose is sweet, it contains berries and toffee. And there are little traces of smoke, but not very much. But that emphasizes the origin of the Talisker, the Isle of Skye.

The body is really smooth and warm, soft, with notes of nuts and oil. There's nothing spurious or deflective. The completion is a typical Talisker palate. It's complex, full of spices, especially pepper, together with notes of leather. And it's long lasting and has the right strength you're expecting from a Talisker.

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jdcook commented

That left me salivating. I need to win the lottery...

13 years ago 0

yossiyitzak commented

Thanks for this great review! I'll be up-ing my review of the Tali18 over the next day or two but, you've hit this one on the head. After paying $20 more than the 10yr on this, I decided I actually like the 10yr more. Granted, this is an amazing dram but the bargain is better for the 10yr. Now I just need to get the 57 North!

13 years ago 0

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