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Talisker Distillery

Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR, Scotland
Tel: +44 1478 614 308
Fax: +44 1478 614 302


Articles (9)


With this issue Whisky Magazine celebrates its first anniversary. The birthday party will be held in New York because this issue also marks our arrival in the US, the largest consumer of whisky and wh...

October 1999, Issue 6, page 5

Ask the Expert
Send your questions to editorial@whiskymag.com or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

October 2014, Issue 123, page 82

Class Acts
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 6

Desert Island drams
What do professional tasters drink for pleasure? Richard Jones finds out what the whisky makers' whiskies are

June 2003, Issue 31, page 30

Dramatic Painting
Amanda Brock talks to one of Scotland's hottest artists and his malt connections.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 26

Island hopping
Charles Douglas visits the wild and beautiful edge of Scotland and provides an alternative history guide to the whisky islands

October 2010, Issue 91, page 30

Loaded!
For most of us, so-called premium whiskies remain firmly in the realms of fantasy, whisky jewels to be enjoyed vicariously through shop brochures, product images and tasting notes. But who buys these ...

December 2007, Issue 68, page 44

Silver in style
The Scotch Whisky Experience celebrates 25 years Edinburgh's top Whisky visitor attraction, The Scotch Whisky Experience, celebrated 25 years in the capital recently with the unveiling of a specially-...

June 2013, Issue 112, page 8

The big malt of Skye (Talisker)
Powerful but elegant, Talisker is a prince among whiskies. Margaret Rand went over the sea to discover what makes the magic

October 1999, Issue 6, page 28

Whiskies (30)

Old Malt Cask Talisker 20 Years Old, Director's Tactical
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
5 The distillery character is buried far below the wood. One can hardly detect even a light puff of smoke. Water does not help.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Always a classic, though I still miss the 8 Years Old.

Talisker 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
7 Less peppery than in my memory. As if the spicy outburst on mid palate has been tamed. A bit harsh too. Seems to have lost its volcanic temper.

Talisker 10 Years Old
- Scotland - 45.80%
It's the sweetness that's the key here.

Talisker 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
Once again balance struck between seemingly contradictory elements.

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best Single Malt Whisky - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Loch Harport on a winter's day, gale force eight! Less peppery than younger versions. Complex, endearing, balanced. 18 seems a perfect age for malts.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 1975, 25 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
9 Less instantly explosive than the regular 10. The flavours in the 25 are more tightly combined and take longer to unfold. You pays your money...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 1981 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
8 The best so far in this series of 30yo Taliskers but to be nit-picky about it just a little more activity from the cask would have elevated it still further.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 1982, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
9 Doesn't sound enjoyable? You bet it was.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 1986, The Distiller's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
7 Not for Talisker purists, but a highly distinctive interplay of whisky and sherry.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 Rich and luscious. Needs a dash of water to cut spirit harshness. The marine influence is overwhelmed by wood but in a charming way.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 Bold, subtle, sweet yet smoky. Class.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 Anenticing combination of sweet and warm.AnHebridean welcome dram. Would also workas a wakeup call. Very more-ish.

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
3 Lacks expression when neat. Water tones the bitterness down and releases a refreshing minty whiff.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 A drop in strength from the Special Release expressions but a massive upping in complexity. An instant classic.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old Special Release 2007
- Scotland - 25.00%
8 A well balanced dram. With a sweet profile.Has well aged.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 25 Years Old, Special Release 2005
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
7 Excellent, although I was slightly put off by the fishiness. I think all fish are stinking, slimey creatures however, so I am admittedly biased.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.30%
8 More medicinal than other versions. If matched with oysters, add barbecued sausages as the French do in Marennes-Oléron.

Talisker 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.50%
7 A pleasant dram but it does have the expected nerve. Alcohol is perfectly mastered though. But one could expect better from a 30 Years Old Talisker It does not taste Talisker.

Talisker 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.10%
7 A well structured dram. More appreciated neat than diluted. Water enhances oak and bitterness.

Talisker 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 Great age but a little grippy. Undoubtedly a great dram but not a patch on the 25 Years Old.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 30 Years Old Special Release 2007
- Scotland - 50.70%
8 A well balanced and rich fellow. Water adds more layers .A beautiful aromatic voyage.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker 57 North
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 The polar opposite to Talisker 18. Rugged and warming.

Talisker Classic Malts Distillers Edition 1993
- Scotland - 45.80%
7 Difficult to taste a Talisker blind ! The strength tells all (though Lagavulin played a trick in this tasting).The legendary pepperiness is a memory.

Talisker Dark Storm
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 ?Potent, yet inviting, this has plenty going on to keep the keenest of palates entertained with it.

Talisker Distillers Edition 1996 Jerez Amoroso
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
The problem with finishing smoky whiskies is that since you can't make them more smoky you are forced to reduce their defining character. By making them 'fruitier' or ‘sweeter' you then change the b...

Talisker Port Ruighe
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
7 Disappointing for a Talisker. The port finish takes it off the shore.

Talisker Storm
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
8 Talisker sailing off the shore, taking more oak on board with it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker Talisker 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 Very pleasant and moreish, lighter than I thought it would be for its age.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker The Distiller's Edition Amoroso Sherry
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
9 Sensational (both literally and figuratively).

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