Talisker whisky is something I really appreciate and it is no exception with Talisker 18 years old.
Something special happens with the combination of smoke, sea, sherry casks and time. The heavy smoke in the younger Talisker is lovely and does the job, but this 18 year old has hit something, in my taste absolutely amazing. The softness in this whisky can make most non-smoke fanatics to like smoked whisky. In my optics, it is a shame to give new whisky drinkers the heavily smoked whisky. You should rather serve a good, well-stored pleasant smoked whisky so they can get the experience that it can taste good and not just be a smoke bomb right in the nose and throat.
Talisker 18 years old is a smoked whisky I would serve anyone that want a good experience with smoked whisky, and yes, there are a whole lot of less smoked whiskies that you can start with but saying this 18 year old can turn many.
Talisker 18 years old can sometimes be hard to get hold of and can be a little pricey, but still it does not run off in the same way as other 18 year old ones can do. I think you get really good whisky at a reasonable price.
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: 18 Years Old
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: Core range
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮: Scotland – Isle of Skye
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 18 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 45,8
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry Casks
𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙡-𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙: It actually might be some, but I am not sure
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: No
𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚: € 130,- -140,- (In Denmark)
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Surprisingly mild and soft in the smoke, citrus – something in between orange and grapefruit, brine, ripe pears, pepper, slightly sweet prunes
👄: Soft fruit sweetness in the beginning, slightly raisined with a touch of toffee, sweet soft smoke turning to a more maritime salty peat smoke, orange, pepper
😋: Medium to long, pleasant sweet pipe tobacco smoke, vanilla and soft wood notes
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 (5/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 – 𝙈𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩