Talisker 18 Year

Peated Single Malt

Talisker // Islands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    4.4
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 355 )

Talisker was 007's drink of choice, not the martini--shaken or not. It is the Isle of Skye’s only distillery and was originally built in 1831 before being rebuilt in 1960 after a fire destroyed the entire facility. Talisker commissioned 5 exact replicas of the original still to be constructed to preserve its signature flavor. An interesting component of these stills is the swan-neck lye pipes that force some of the alcohol to be condensed before they hit the worm tubs and is redistilled. This gives Talisker its rich body!

  • age
    18 Year
  • abv
    45.8
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    American and European oak refill cask

Tasting Notes

"Bold aromas of coffee and rich maple syrup are followed by caramelized molasses. Candied lemon and orange citrus are found on the palate along with a long, full-bodied peppery finish. After sitting in the glass for a moment, notes of allspice, fresh grated nutmeg, and clove are discovered. The empty glass has an aroma again reminiscent of roasted coffee. Perfect for an after-dinner drink or a mid-afternoon snack! "

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Floral