Talisker - 2003

This bottling of the Talisker is part of the Distillers Edition of the Classic Malts of Scotland. In this series, the whiskeys are filled after the usual maturation for another six months in processing barrels in the Iberian Peninsula. The smoky, spicy and sometimes spicy character of the distillery is beautifully complemented by the maturing in an Amoroso sherry barrel with sweetness and complexity.

This bottling of the Talisker is part of the Distillers Edition of the Classic Malts of Scotland. In this series, the whiskeys are filled after the usual maturation for another six months in processing barrels in the Iberian Peninsula. The smoky, spicy and sometimes spicy character of the distillery is beautifully complemented by the maturing in an Amoroso sherry barrel with sweetness and complexity.

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9993
Talisker
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
2003
2014
45.8%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Distillers Edition (Diageo)
Bourbon
Amoroso
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Apple:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Salt:
Caramel:
Honey:
Oil:
Blackberry:
Chocolate:
Pear:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Clove:
Grape:
Orange:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Barley:
Berries:
Cherry:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Ginger:
Grass:
Leather:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Melon:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Tasting
Oak:
Spices:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Chili:
Nuts:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Oil:
Maritime Notes:
Date:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Zitrus:
Barley:
Dark Chocolate:
Lemon:
Salt:
Wheat:
Berries:
Cinnamon:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Clove:
Coffee:
Green Apple:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Honey:
Iodine:
Leather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Finish
Oak:
Spices:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Heather:
Honey:
Leather:
Herbs:

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28. Jul 2015
The nose:
full and rich with apples and a bit of vanilla
The taste:
sweet with a lot of softness, some oak and malt
The finish:
Smooth and very long. A bit of oak.

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

Nosing:
A remarkably rich aroma with ripe orchard fruit, baked apple and robust oak.
Taste:
Richly delivers luxurious dried fruit, candy peel and dates. Overlaid with elegant oak notes
Finish:
Warming, rewarding and distinguished.
Comment:

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Green Apple Pear Sherry Vanilla Spices

Finish:

Comment:

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

30. Jun 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Peat Smoke Seaweed Malt Vanilla

Finish:

Comment:
03. Apr 2017
Nosing: Apple Tropical Fruit Sherry Sweet Cinnamon Vanilla Spices Caramel
Fresh fruit, apple and mixed tropical. Sweet sherry, cinnamon rolls, vanilla and other spices. As you let it sit in the glass the fruitiness dies back and a dark toffee note comes up.

Taste: Fruit Sherry Sweet Vanilla Oak
Intense sweet arrival. Less of the intense fresh fruit from the nose and more dried fruits - apricot. Sherry, vanilla oakiness. Powerful flavours throughout.

Finish: Oak Fruit
Finishes somewhat dryer, and long. Lingering fruitiness and oak.

Comment:
I picked this up as part of a tasting set and it was well worth the try. The nose in particular is outstanding, you can see the relation to the younger Glenfiddich releases but this is a different beast entirely. Unfortunately it comes with a price tag to match, though I can see why people would be willing to pay the extra. Really decent stuff.

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

milkbonez
12. Jun 2019
Nosing: Grape Blackberry Malt Clove Fig there is smokiness but it's ever so faint in the back. not super noteworthy.

Taste: Sherry Chili on arrival, then Pineapple Fruit and Pepper Chili all the way through.

Finish: Peat Smoke Maritime Notes Dried Fruit very solid and lasts.

Comment: Very different and I enjoy this. Almost reminds of brandy, but a lot to unpack!
Agerskov
20. Jun 2017

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

22. Apr 2015

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

17. Sep 2017
Nosing: Fruit Apple Sweet

Taste: Spices Apple Oak

Finish: Spices Oak Malt

Comment: not better than any other 18 year old one. just normal but, except the baked apple nosing.

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"

05. Feb 2016

Comment:
Apple Sherry Oak Cinnamon

Rating of article "Glenfiddich 18Y old design - 40% - 0.7l"