Talisker 18 Year Old

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker 18 Year Old
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One of our all-time favourite malts, Talisker 18 Years Old is a masterpiece from one of Scotland's greatest distilleries, and was named 'Best Single Malt Whisky in the World' at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007. Stunning balance of peat, spice and sweetness.

Distillery Bottling
18 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Orange Orange
  • Brine Brine
  • Tar Tar
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Toffee Toffee

Talisker 18 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Rich and fruity, with plums, orange peel and toffee. Gentle smokiness and seaside character.

    • Palate:

      Sweet to start with toffee and fruit leading to darker, smokier notes.

    • Finish:

      Long, with a hint of chilli spice.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Appearance:


    • Nose:

      Rich and fruity – Victoria plums, greengages, perhaps dried orange peel – with some butterscotch or rum toffee and a thread of smoke behind. The smoke soon advances into the foreground and the toffee note is joined by a light mintiness. With water maritime characteristics emerge – dry boat varnish, edible seaweed. Still sweet; now with notes of iodine and the smokiness of an un-struck match.

    • Body:

      Full. Pleasant, smooth.

    • Palate:

      Sweet in front, then more assertive, with a whiff of smoke. The overall effect is warming. The development is towards smoke, coal-tar and toffee.

    • Finish:

      Medium length. Talisker’s characteristic chilli ‘catch’ in the finish is subtly present in the aftertaste.

  • Tasting notes by Annabel Meikle

    • Baked orange pudding sprinkled with cinnamon, pomanders and a trace of manila envelope. A silky mouth feel and develops into richer orange marmalade with burnt edges.

  • Tasting Notes by Dominic Roskrow

    • Toffee and rich peat smoke on the nose. The alcohol bite on the palate gives way to rich sweet peat smoke, some sea notes and plenty of peppery spice. Nicely rounded and complete. Some wood, too, suggesting its age. Like chewing honeycomb and smoky bacon at the same time. Long, spicy and peaty finish. Whisky doesn’t get much finer than this.

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

    • Elegant with fascinating balance between smoke and subtle sweet fruit. Ever changing in the glass and on the palate. Gentle waves of flavour, superb balance and a classic peppery finish. Seamless.

55 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    17 May

    This is phenomenal value for an 18 year old. A delicious, multifaceted dram - well worth buying – and rebuying.

  • 5
    2 January

    I Bought this for my father in law over Christmas and w’re steadily enjoying it! I’m no whisky buff, but this really is nice than anything I’ve had before! Lovely. Not a whisky for beginners to be scared of.

  • 5
    31 December 2018

    Great Island whisky with peat, smoke, fruity sweetness and a whiff of seaside. A truly unique whisky worth every pound :-)

  • 5
    20 December 2018

    My fiance and I tried a dram when we were in Scotland. Imagine drinking a cup of smoked chocolate. Best whiskey I've ever tasted and it's not even close. Will buy a bottle for my wedding day, first child etc. The best whiskey by the most unique distillery in Scotland.

  • 5
    29 November 2018

    A real enigma of a dram. This distillery is absolutely spot on. Coastal smoke and fruity flavour. For me, the 18 is the king of Taliskers. So much going on. Hard to imagine anyone being disappointed by it.

  • 5
    16 November 2018

    My favourite one, simply the best of all single malt.. delicious and with character.

  • 5
    23 October 2018

    It's wonderful and arrived in a timely manner.

  • 5
    14 September 2018

    As an avid Islay/island single malt whisky drinker, I find the Talisker 18 to be the most well-rounded and best of all! It has everything — great nose, smooth and rich body then the most exquisite and long lasting peaty finish with Talisker’s signature seaside saltiness. Very complex – I rate it even higher than my go-to Lagavulin 16, than Laphroaig Triplewood or even any of the excellent Ardbeg offerings. Much more body richer then the Talisker 10, simply the most well-rounded and best finish of any whiskey I have tried. Too bad it has become so hard to find in California.

  • 4
    14 August 2018

    Pretty good. A bit saltier than it used to be but still pretty tasty.

  • 4
    8 August 2018

    Tremendously tasty.

  • 4
    6 January 2018

    One of my favorite single malts. Sitting in the glass, the aromas will fill the room. Taste starts sweet with dark plum caramel. Then comes the smoke and spice. All of it perfectly balanced, no single nuance is overpowering. Very rich and oh so tasty! Highly recommended!

  • 1
    1 January 2018

    just over a year ago I bought a bottle in Scotland. A very nice whisky. I then bought a bottle in Australia. It was kept in a whisky friendly storage area for over a year. Opened today, what a disappointment, it smells and tastes sour. The first bottle, five stars, the second, no stars.

  • 5
    14 December 2017

    Truly delicious...smoky,sweet,spicy..one of best 18 yr olds ever.No other word for it...DELICIOUS!!!!??

  • 5
    24 August 2017

    Maybe is my favorite one. And I tried so many.....

  • 5
    15 August 2017

    Always a part of my collection

  • 5
    24 May 2017

    Holy cow. Amazing whisky. I can smell this all day long. Don't get me started on the flavor. Truly exceptional. Worth every penny.

  • 4
    24 November 2016

    Discovered this on a Cruise, reminds me of oak and charcoal with a hidden taste that blends very well, now have to buy some.

  • 5
    21 November 2016

    Must use distilled water! This Scotch is Spectacular! Floral nose, toffee turns to caramel notes which are overtaken by sea mist and pure bliss, peppery middle with a solid smoked peat finish.

  • 5
    30 October 2016

    This is getting discontinued, if you see a bottle for sale, grab it!!

  • 5
    22 August 2016

    The Golden holy grail of Scotch. It is unbelievable smooth and for 18yrs old it is an icon. I can't believe how perfect this Whisky is. I have tasted laphroaig lore and Dalmore K.A 3 and this is way better than both and a lot cheaper. This biggest quality I enjoy in a scotch its the three stages of taste. The nose is soft and fruity with a kick of deep rich smoke. The taste is sweet and citrusy. The devolve the is very toffee like and finishes smoky but sweet. Excellent!!!

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