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Talisker 20yo 1982/2003

(58.8%, OB, Refill casks, 12000 Bts.)
Average Score: 87
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Year Distilled1982
Year Bottled2003
Alcohol By Volume58.8%
Other DetailsRefill casks
Average Score87

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin92
Johannes van den Heuvel80
Olivier Humbrecht83
Michel van Meersbergen86
Robert Karlsson88
Konstantin Grigoriadis87
Davin de Kergommeaux88
Ho-cheng Yao89
Peter Silver88
Craig Daniels81
Krishna Nukala90
Luca Chichizola82
Pit Krause91
Thomas Lipka89
Rich Howard92

Retired Maniac Ratings
Bert Bruyneel92
Luc Timmermans80

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonEarthy peatiness, dry, somewhat farmy, white peppery. Some citrusy notes too. Quite big. With water it opens up on malty sweetness domination. Tastewise quite enormous on clean white pepperyness and quite a bit of alcohol too. Very clean. White smoke in the aftertaste, a tad on the farmy side. Dry vanilla in the aftertaste. Long, clean and peaty. Nice.
Rich Howardthe broad strokes: coastal air, fisherman's net, caramel sweetness, wet stones, black pepper, leaving grains of sea salt on the lips and tongue.