Talisker 8 Year Old
70cl / 59.4%
Special Releases 2018
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
- Iodine (tcp)
- Dark Chocolate
Talisker 8 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Bandages and sea spray, with vanilla-heavy custard tarts and lime peel. Smokiness builds, bringing barbecued meat and sweet peat. Underneath everything is a spicy mist of burning pine needles.
Palate: Rich and thick on the tongue. Sweet bacon, chocolate, lime and black pepper are wrapped in dark break and dusted with salt. Seaspray reemerges, floating above everything.
Finish: Mint and menthol with creamy touches that fade to leave salty buttered toast.
Comment: This was the whisky I was most looking forward to in the Special Releases 2018, and it didn't disappoint. Classic salt, pepper and smoke Talisker with a rich background.
6 Customer Reviews
You're missing out if you haven't had a chance to try this Tali. It's well balanced and amazingly rich in all senses. This is a bottle to enjoy on your own / private collection.
This whisky is absolutely lovely
I was a bit hesitant with it being 8rs only for the price but wow, the only thing I'm disappointed about is that's it's limited!
Smashes 57 north out of the court, this is medieval alchemy and the burning of the witch, smoky salty sweet and savoury, oily powerful rich and strong
The holy grail for Islay fans... do not let the 8 year title fool you! The first full charred bourbon casks have done an amazing job, this kicks like a beast. 2 teaspoons of water and it comes to life. Smokey, salty, a bit of sweetness. A Talisker symphony. the best Talisker expression I’ve ever tasted. And I’ve tried almost all of them bar the 30 yr old. The real deal - sensational.