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Talisker - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Islands (Skye)
WF Distillery Ranking: Grand Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1831
Address: Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SE - Phone: +44 (0) 1478 614308
Web: www.discovering-distilleries.com/talisker - More info:


My favourite expression so far:
Talisker 1957 (53.5%, G&M Licenced bottling, Black label, Cork, 75cl)
96 points - Last tasted: September 25, 2006 - Tasting notes: here
Talisker

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General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
(<20yo) Peat Pepper Lemons Apples Liquorice Maritime Oysters Austere Salt
(>20yo) Pepper Peat Sherry Liquorice Smoke Salt Lemons Oranges Camphor Maritime

MM Distillery profile:
During the 1990's Talisker was usually one of the first single malts that a relative malt whisky novice would get to try. As part of Diageo's series of six 'Classic Malts' (along with Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie, Oban and Lagavulin on Islay) it was one of the few Scotch single malts that could be found on the shelves of almost every reasonably stocked liquorist. Together with Lagavulin, Talisker represented a heavier side of the single malt spectrum. Their barley (which is malted at Glen Ord) isn't as peaty as Lagavulin's .
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Talisker

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Talisker '175th anniversary' (45.8%, OB, bottled 2005) - 220905
  • Talisker NAS (59.2%, OB, for sale only at the distillery, 2004) - 141004
  • Talisker NAS 'Special Vatting' (53.9%, OB, Distillery only, 2007) - 270308
  • Talisker '57° North' (57%, OB, 2008, 1 litre) - 120508
  • Talisker '57° North' NAS (57%, OB, 2010) - 050911
  • Talisker 'Port Ruighe' (45.8%, OB, 2013) - 200413
  • Talisker 'Storm' (45.8%, OB, 2013) - 220213
  • Talisker 'Dark Storm' (45.8%, OB, travel retail exclusive, 2013) - 180713
  • Talisker 'Triple Matured Edition' (48%, OB, Friends of the Classic Malts, 2013) - 170114
  • Talisker 8 yo (80 proof, OB UK, ‘Pure malt’, bottled late 50’s) - 270404
  • Talisker 8 yo (43%, OB, Distillers Agency, Grande Marche Francesi, cork, ‘pure malt’, late 1960s) - 241209
  • Talisker 8 yo (45.8%, OB, John Walker & Son, 70’s) - 020805
  • Talisker 8 yo (45.8%, OB, Distiller’s Agency, 1970’s) - 170406
  • Tasliker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, circa 1990) - 180906
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, +/-1998) - no notes - 87
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, circa 2000) - 270404
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 86
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, circa 2005) - 251205
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, +/- 2009) - 010310
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, +/- 2011) - 021211
  • Talisker 10 yo (45.8%, OB, +/-2012) - 020512
  • Talisker 12 yo (43%, OB ‘Distiller’s Agency’, 75cl, bottled 70’s) - 270404
  • Talisker 12 yo (45.8%, OB for Friends of Classic Malts, European Oak, 21500 bottles, 2007) - 121012
  • Talisker 18 yo (45.8%, OB, 2004) - 111004
  • Talisker 18 yo (45,8%, OB, +/-2006) - no notes - 90
  • Talisker 18 yo (45,8%, OB, +/-2008) - 230511
  • Talisker 25 yo bottled in 2004 (57.9%, OB, refill casks, 21000 bottles) - 170305
  • Talisker 25 yo (57.2%, OB, 2005) - 100506
  • Talisker 25 yo (56.9%, OB, 2006 release, 4860 bottles) - 291006
  • Talisker 25 yo (58.1%, OB, refill casks, bottled 2007, 6894 bottles) - 181208
  • Talisker 25 yo (54.2%, OB, Refill casks, 9,708 bottles, 2008) - 141008
  • Talisker 25 yo (45.8%, OB, refill casks, 5,946 bottles, 2011) - 180713
  • Talisker 30 yo (51.9%, OB, 3000 bottles, 2006) - 200906
  • Talisker 30 yo (50.7%, OB, 2007, 2958 bottles) - 051007
  • Talisker 30 yo (49.5%, OB, 2970 bottles, 2008) - 310811
  • Talisker 30 yo (57.3%, OB, 2958 bottles, 2010) - 121110
OB - vintage
  • Talisker 25 yo 1975 (59,9%, OB, Bottled 2001, 6000 bottles) - 270308
  • Talisker 34 yo 1975 (45.1%, OB, cask #4982, 250 bottles, 2011) - 020512
  • Talisker 35 yo 1977/2012 (54.6%, OB, 3090 bottles) - 121012
  • Talisker 20 yo 1981/2002 (62%, OB, Sherry, 9000 bottles) - no notes - 93
  • Talisker 20 yo 1982/2003 (58.8%, OB, Bourbon, 12000 bottles) - 111004
  • Talisker 27 yo 1985/2013 (56.10%, OB, Special Releases, 3000 bottles) - 170114
  • Talisker 1986 Distillers Edition (45.8%, OB) - no notes - 82
  • Talisker 1988 Distillers Edition (45.8%, OB) - no notes - 86
  • Talisker 1989/2002 Distillers Edition (45.8%, OB, TD-S: 5DP) - no notes - 86
  • Talisker 1989/1999 (59.3%, OB, Friends of the Classic Malts) - 291006
  • Talisker 1991/2004 'Distillers Edition' (45.8%, OB, Amoroso finish) - 230309
  • Talisker 1994/2009 'Manager's Choice' (58.6%, OB, cask #7147, 582 bottles) - 010310
  • Talisker 1999/2010 'Distillers Edition' (45.8%, OB, TD-S: 5MY) - 221010
  • Talisker 2000/2011 'Distillers Edition' (45.8%, OB, TD-S: 5NZ) - 201011
  • Talisker 2001/2012 'Distillers Edition' (45.8%, OB, TD-S: 50A) - 200413
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Probably Talisker (bottled or received 1913, Berry Bros & Co) - 100214
  • Talisker Reserve 1913 (70° proof, Berry Bros and Rudd, probably late 1920’s - early 1930's) - 251205
  • Talisker 1953/1975 (43%, Berry Bros) - 250906
  • Talisker 1972/1999 (42.5%, BBR, 'Isle of Skye', cask #1102) - no notes - 85
The Bottlers
  • Talisker 25 yo 1975/2001 (55%, The Bottlers, cask #3727) - 181205
  • Talisker 22 yo 1979/2001 (64.3%, The Bottlers, refill sherry hogshead, cask #4041) - no notes - 91
Cadenhead
  • Talisker (80° proof, Cadenhead, 1960's) - 220213
  • Talisker 14 yo 1979/1993 (64.3%, Cadenhead's) - no notes - 92
  • Talisker 17 yo 1979/1996 (62.6%, Cadenhead authentic collection) - 231106
  • Talisker 19 yo 1979/1999 (60.3%, Cadenhead authentic collection) - 231106
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Talisker NAS (70 proof, G&M licensed bottling, 70’s) - 020805
  • Talisker NAS (100 proof, G&M licensed bottling, 70’s) - 020805
  • Talisker 21 yo 1951 (43% Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice, Pinerolo, rotation 1972) - 141008
  • Talisker 21 yo 1952 (43%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice black label, for Pinerolo) - 230505
  • Talisker 21 yo 1952 (43% Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice, Pinerolo, rotation 1973) - 141008
  • Talisker 25 yo 1952/1977 (70° proof, G&M, Queen's Silver Jubilee) - 100506
  • Talisker 24 yo 1953 (43% Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice, Pinerolo, rotation 1977) - 141008
  • Talisker 1955/1993 (53.6%, G&M Cask series, c. #1310, 1311, 1257) - 111004
  • Talisker 1955/2005 'Secret Stills Number One' (45%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 170406
  • Talisker 34 yo 1956 (54.4%, Gordon & MacPhail, Cask series, +/-1990) - 050911
  • Talisker 1957 (70°proof, Gordon & MacPhail, black label, ‘pure malt’, 1970s) - 241209
  • Talisker 1957 (53.5%, Gordon & MacPhail, 1970’s) - 250906
  • Talisker 1957 (51.1%, Gordon & MacPhail, old Cask label, early 1980s) - 181208
  • Talisker 1958 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, black label, +/-1980) - 241111
  • Talisker 16 yo 1970/1986 (53.1%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade) - 181208
  • Talisker 1972 (70°proof, Gordon & MacPhail, black label, golden eagle, 1980’s) - 230707
  • Secret Stills 01-02 1986/2007 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail, casks #1361-1363, 1860 bottles) - 051007
Hart Bros
  • Talisker 15yo 1993/2009 (51.7%, Hart Bros Finest Collection) - 010310
Jean Boyer
  • Talisker 1992/2006 (58,8%, Jean Boyer One Shot Collection) - 231106
  • Talisker 1992/2006 (46%, Jean Boyer, One Shot) - 230707
Milroy's
  • Talisker 8 yo 1988/1996 (45%, Milroy) - no notes - 88
Moon Import
  • Talisker 1979/1994 (46%, Moon Import) - 230707
SMWS
  • Talisker 15 yo 1981/1996 (64.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 14.5) - 270308
  • Talisker 15 yo 1989/2004 (59.9%, SMWS 14.14) - 220905
 
Possible Taliskers
Adelphi
  • Fascadale Island Batch N° 1 (46%, Adelphi, 10 casks, 2009) - 170509
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Isle of Skye 1972/1999 (42.5%, Berry Bros, cask #1102) - 180906
Douglas Laing
  • Tactical 31 yo 1970/2002 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, sherry finish, 222 bottles) - 110805
  • Fiskavaig 27 yo 1977/2005 (51.3%, Douglas Laing for The Whisky Shop, 265 bottles) - 181205
  • Talisker 19 yo 1980/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 'Tactical', 348 bottles) - no notes - 88
  • Talisker 20 yo 1980/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 'Tactical', 359 bottles) - no notes - 89
  • Tactical 23 yo 1982/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, Cask Ref 542, 418 bottles) - 160806
  • Tactical 18 yo 1988/2006 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, Refill Hogs, Ref 3220, 325 bottles) - 270308
The Nectar
  • Undercover N°2 24 yo 1984/2008 (51.9%, The Nectar, 82 bottles) - 170509
Taste Still - M&H
  • Talistill 1996/2007 (46%, Taste Still, 180 bottles) - 230707
The Whisky Fair
  • Talimburg 32 yo 1972/2005 (45.2%, The Whisky Fair, rum finished refill hogshead #1568, 146 bottles) - 110805
  • Talimburg 23 yo 1982/2005 (49.5%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead, 222 bottles) - 181205
  • Talimburg 24 yo 1984/2008 (52%, The Whisky Fair, rum finish, 244 bottles) - 230309
  • Talimburg 19 yo 1986/2005 (45.9%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead #1485, 252 bottles) - 110805
  • Talimburg 20 yo 1986/2006 (43.8%, The Whisky Fair ‘Artist Edition’) - 160806
Various IB
  • Isle of Skye 13 yo 1992/2005 (55.3%, The Whisky Chamber, cask #3196, 312 bottles, 50cl) - 120508
  • Cuillins Dew 13 yo 1992/2005 (55.3%, Whisky Circle Pinzgau, cask #3196) - 121012