Talisker 18 Years Old 45.8% Mid Neck NV
€ 200,00 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Region||Isle of Skye|
|Cask Type||Bourbon and Sherry Casks|
|Cask Number||Bottlecode L15XO312814|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Talisker 18 Years Old 45.8% is a premium single malt whisky from the Isle of Skye, Scotland. This whisky is aged for 18 years in oak casks, resulting in a rich and complex flavor profile that is sure to delight any whisky connoisseur.
One of the most notable aspects of Talisker 18 Years Old is its aroma. The nose offers a range of scents, including smoke, brine, pepper, and a hint of sweetness. These aromas perfectly set the stage for the rich and complex flavor profile that awaits.
On the palate, Talisker 18 Years Old is smooth and full-bodied, with a balance of sweet and salty notes. The initial taste is rich and smoky, with hints of fruit, vanilla, and oak. The finish is long and warming, with a touch of spiciness that lingers on the tongue.
At 45.8% alcohol by volume, Talisker 18 Years Old is slightly stronger than many other whiskies on the market. This higher alcohol content allows the flavors and aromas to be more intense, making for a more satisfying and flavorful experience.
The packaging of Talisker 18 Years Old is also noteworthy. The bottle features a classic design, with a simple label and a cork stopper. The deep amber color of the whisky is beautifully showcased in the clear glass bottle, making for a visually stunning addition to any whisky collection.
Overall, Talisker 18 Years Old 45.8% is an exceptional whisky that is sure to impress even the most discerning whisky enthusiasts. Its complex flavor profile, balanced combination of sweet and salty notes, and smooth finish make it a must-try for any whisky lover. Whether you're savoring it on its own or pairing it with your favorite cheese or chocolate, Talisker 18 Years Old is sure to deliver a memorable and satisfying whisky experience.
Serge Valentin (90)
A brand new official bottling, that should sort of compensate the fact that the well-known 10 yo became a little simpler, even if still much enjoyable. Colour: full amber. Nose: fresh and sweet, with lots of tropical fruit at first, mixed with some peat and pepper. We’re well in Taliskerland. The first impression is that it’s a little less punchy than the usual 10yo, but also mellower and subtler. Gets very fragrant after a while (rose water), orange water (oriental pastry). Hints of oak, slightly sour (cooked cider apple). A beautiful balance, still. Notes of ginger ale emerge after a few minutes.
Mouth: big, bold and punchy attack – much punchier that what the nose suggested. Lots of pepper, coffee, rather tannic. Gets quite dry rather quickly, on wood, clove, smoke. Not much fruit, except some bitter orange. Gets then really peppery and smoky, with some hints of chilli. Really austere, not for beginners, I’d say. There obviously is some sherry in there, but the winey notes just can’t make it through the smoke. I really like it. Finish: long, on pepper and tannins. 90 points.