70cl / 45.8%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
Talisker 2003 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Gorgeous combination of sea spray and brine, oyster shells and pink peppercorns, along with chewy malt, orange peel and plenty of fruit to tame the pepper and smoke. Classic Talisker fire but softer and sweeter.
Palate: Seville orange marmalade, then freshly ground black pepper, along with woodsmoke, clove and coriander seed. The aromatic smokiness builds, kept in check with the sweet, juicy notes of orange, grapefruit and lemon. Good fruity undercurrent to the savoury, peppery kick.
Finish: Like the dying embers of a fire, with a sprinkling of aromatic citrus.
Comment: A delightful combination of classic Talisker smoke and pepper, lifted with heady citrus notes.
7 Customer Reviews
Well, well, well. First, I am a big Talisker fan. I think the 10 is robust, packs the right amount of peat with a monster peppery finish. The Talisker 18 is arguably the finest dram I have ever had including all the big ones under 200 dollars. The Talisker SE fits right in between. I agree with the previous reviews. Fantastic fruity nose with a hint of smoke, great mouth feel, wonderful balance and a delicate smoke and pepper and a lovely sweetness on the finish. Could get into trouble with this one!
A great case of smoke with a hint of sweetness. Definitely a worthwhile buy
This is an awesome expression of Talisker. It has that great Talisker mouth feel and maritime taste we all love but with a touch of refined sweetness from the sherry casks. The sweetness is in the aftertaste though, don't get this confused with a sherry monster. At 11 years and 90 proof it's a good deal.
I first tasted this on the tour at the Talisker distillery, and just had to have a bottle. I got a nice sweet taste but still with that unique Talisker taste, a little bit less on the smoke/peat than the 10 year old.
15 of us did a tasting of 12 whiskeys and this one clearly marked higher than any other. The smell is that of orange (which in our mind was a perfect balance) and the taste had a balance of smoke that none could match. This is by far my new whiskey.
Banana on the nose, briny and slightly lemony on the tongue, sweet long finish, this is a whisky that plays well against bottles at double the price. We had it on a blind taste at the whisky of the year tasting event, and it was a clear winner seeing how people were talking about it.
Talisker with two sugars. It''s like talisker but with the edges knocked off and added raisins. Mebee an island whisky for those that don''t really like island whiskies? Personally I prefer the drier 10 yr old. Nice tho. Interesting depths.