Talisker 8 Year Old / Special Releases 2018
Product Description

A much-anticipated entry in the Diageo Special Releases, harking back to the Talisker bottlings of the 1970s and 1980s. Matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, it is a surprisingly rich take on Talisker's fresh and maritime spirit, with layers of bacon, fruit and spice.

Talisker 8 Year Old Special Releases 2018

  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 59.4%

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

5 (6 Reviews)

  • 5

    Frank,

    Smashing whisky

  • 5

    Jason,

    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.

  • 5

    Anonymous,

    This whisky is absolutely lovely

  • 5

    Giles,

    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!

  • 5

    Anonymous,

    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