Talisker 18 Year Old

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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: Amber.

    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.

    [These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine's World Whisky Awards]

  • 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.

    [These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine's World Whisky Awards]

  • 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.

    [These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine's World Whisky Awards]

48 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 September

    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

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

  • 4
    8 August

    Tremendously tasty.

  • 4
    6 January

    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

    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!!!

  • 4
    20 July 2016

    Sea and brine with a little smoke. Very good

  • 4
    18 May 2016

    So neat and clean, it pampers the nose with the breeze of the sea. Fully rewarding still never demanding, it often calls for a second dram.

  • 2
    10 May 2016

    Not the best, I prefer Storm or even Skye. Unpleasant aftertaste. There are much, much better whiskies around for this price.

  • 5
    10 February 2016

    The 18yo Talisker is a stunning malt whisky. I love the 10yo Talisker but the 18yo is on another level. I will be buying this again when my current bottle is finished.

  • 5
    28 November 2015

    WOW, what a fantastic whisky. I am a fan of the 10 year old Talisker but this is in another league and worth every penny.

  • 5
    6 July 2015

    I was a fan of the Distiller''s Edition but this is just as good. If comparing various 18YO expressions, in my opinion t is equally as good as Highland Park 18YO and a good bit cheaper.

  • 4
    4 February 2015

    This 18yr old has a fair hint of iodine and a light smokiness that does not hinder the palate when explorer the butter caramel notes. Enjoyable to say the least and has me interested in trying other drams within the same age bracket. A nice teenage bottle that definitely makes me want to expand my horizon with the 25yr old 2005 which I have waiting for me. Cheers.

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