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Talisker 18 Years Old
 45.8%    |    70cl

An award-winning whisky with wonderful sweetness and warmth, intertwined with just a thread of smoke. Rich and soft but still assertive.

An award-winning whisky with wonderful sweetness and warmth, intertwined with just a thread of smoke. Rich and soft but still assertive.

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"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."

Dave Broom, World Whiskies Awards 2007

The perfect
SERVE

A rich and smooth Talisker which should be enjoyed in a Talisker Rocks Glass, neat or with a little water.

Pairing
WHISKY & ...

The soft texture and the depth of the extra-aged Comté cheese tames the Talisker and makes its spicy, green flavours more accessible.

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BARTENDER'S CHOICE

The Big Smoke, a whisky martini made with vodka, Talisker and a lemon twist, is a superbly flavoursome aperitif.

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10 + 20 /40 75.00

Talisker 18 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light

Region

A combination of sweetness and power from the Isle of Skye.

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.

Body

Full bodied, pleasant and 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 with the characteristic chilli 'catch' in the finish.

Information:

Distillery: TaliskerTM

Age: 18 years old

Strength: 45.8% ABV

Place of Origin: Isle of Skye

Region: Island

Taste:

in brief… Sweetness and power, with less smoke and chilli than younger expressions.

in a sentence… Unmistakably Talisker; mild-mannered and sweet to begin with, then more assertive, warming and smoky.

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, appropriately, maritime characteristics emerge - dry boat varnish, edible seaweed. Still sweet; now with notes of iodine and the smokiness of an un-struck match.

AWARDS
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Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"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."

Dominic Roskrow, World Whiskies Awards 2007

"A sophisticated and refined Talisker, if that’s not an oxymoron. But this is certainly true when compared to the 10 year old. This 18 year old is deeper too, with less of the fishnets, more of oak boat docks. Less lemongrass, more fruit gum drops. There’s still that knock-out punch on the finish. There’s a fine line between polishing the rough edges of a beautifully powerful whisky and ripping its heart and soul out with a knife by dumbing it down. This whisky has not crossed that line. A fabulous whisky!"

John Hansell, Whisky Advocate Fall 2005