After a rough start, the distillery was bought by Distillers Company LTD. who abandoned the triple distillation to go with the classic double distillation. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. Glenmorangie will soon be releasing their Private Editions (reviewed here by Mark, and also here, oh, and here as well). Talisker Distillers Edition (2013) August 14, 2017 March 4, 2019 The Scotch Noob Reviews 16 Comments 17602 views You know how it is… a friend brings over a bottle of something they’ve just purchased-slash-received as a gift-slash-stolen from a third friend’s liquor cabinet. I am happy to be badly passéin enjoying the prior release, and in having saved a chunk of change in my obstinate refusal to buy into the annual hype-fest. Benchmark. My local recently cut the price of this from $95 to $70, bringing the price in-line with the core 10 year old, which was enough to tempt me to pick up a bottle. 1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars. I would recommend to a friend ... ( Caol Ila Distillers edition etc ) Very delicate on the nose with sweet peat , orange zest, apricot jam, little hint of … Amoroso Sherry is made by adding a sweet, concentrated wine to Oloroso Sherry which is a dark, full-bodied, but dry (not sweet). The Talisker Distillers Edition, an annual release that is double matured for up to 6 months in ex-amoroso sherry casks, achieves bitter-sweet harmony as its crisp peat softens, not to pepper, but to rich, sweet, juicy fruit. Region: Isle of Skye, Scotland. Follow friends and see what they're drinking. Dried with peat. Others do paid-for content with brands. They’ve received poor marks for their NAS offerings, such as the Neist Point and Skye releases, both disdained by Jason. This was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2016 after a finishing period in Amoroso casks, then bottled at 45.8% ABV. Read more about our new Patron offering, or hit the button below to contribute. Macallan will gift us the fifth installment of their Edition series (#3 reviewed by Mark here, after #2 here, and the first here). It has been “double-matured” (known to us as “finished”) in Amoroso sherry casks, and is bottled at 45.8%. The Glenmorangie “Private Edition” is the most ludicrous of the bunch, as it seems to be available in literally every bottle shop I frequent. Sign Up and get the Latest Recipes, Tastings & Specials! Taylor's a native of Chicago. L’île de Skye, située au nord-ouest de l’Ecosse et battue par les embruns, possède une unique distillerie : Talisker. Nose: Lots of smoke and dusty saw wood. I don’t know how I get away with it.” Private, indeed! At $100/bottle for the Glenmorangie releases and $110 for the most recent installment of the Macallan lot, the industry is stretching to capture wallet share with a product that has been both hit and miss. Simultaneously, Diageo brings us the Distillers Editions from the Six Classic Malts collection (Mark took on the 2015 release from Lagavulin, here). We don’t want to partner with brands. You’re welcome. For those contrarians in the crowd: you are being given the golden opportunity to be both out-of-step AND thrifty! Barely three months ago Mark had tried the Distillers Edition from 2007, bottled in 2017. Upgrade to PRO to view data from the last five years. 100% malted barley from a single distillery. This Distillers Edition is quite ashy, in the most pleasant way imaginable. Talisker Distillers Edition Double Matured Amoroso Sherry Cask Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Skye, Scotland. The perfect gift. At the discounted price, I find this an interesting digression into cask finishing from a distillery that I like very much indeed. To learn more about responsible consumption, please visit, Sign up for the Distiller Newsletter for new bottle & feature updates. In fact, few single malts tell the story of their origin better. Review. Way to differentiate, guys! Take your spirits journey to the next level when you As with all Talisker’s there is a whiff of salty air about it, that mixes together and creates one of the most complex noses I have smelled. The Distillers Edition series adds a fruity and sweet layer to Talisker's classic maritime, smoky character, resulting in a complex and decidedly moreish whisky. Available From Your Nearest BC Liquor Stores. The Talisker Distiller’s Edition 2015 is the best version of the TDE since the 2010 which blew my young whisky drinking mind… though that could also be the distortion of time talking; I don’t have any of the 2010 left to compare it to. Sign Up for Our Newsletter: Subscribe. On the nose: Very coastal nose, with maritime elements balanced by a buttery sweetness. Availability Over Time. The extra layer comes from the whisky being finished in casks that previously contained amoroso, a sweetened and fortified Spanish wine similar to sweet oloroso sherry in style. Talisker Distillers Edition spends the last several months of aging in an Amoroso Sherry cask before bottling. Talisker 2007 (bottled 2017) Amoroso Cask Finish - Distillers Edition (70cl, 45.8%) Pop your email address in below and we’ll let you know next time this product becomes available. One is reminded of this while drinking this voluptuous whisky. Search Rank Over Time. The Diageo 2020 Distillers Edition collection, according to those behind it, consists of a limited edition line up of whiskies from six distilleries. New edition time, y’all! Add Options: $20.00 Luxury Drawstring Bottle Holder Encase your bottle in this luxury velvet drawstring holder. In the mouth: A clean, austere, almost flat entrance gives way to a burst of bitter citrus fruit peel at midpalate. Some of the big whisky websites are funded by corporate groups. Very interested. Whisky reviews, news & features without favour, [melodically] “It’s the most won-der-ful time… of the year…”. He's also a keen fan of Japanese whisky, having visited the country regularly over the last several years, where he was able to assemble a decent collection before prices went batty. Carl: oh hell yeah! Your email address will not be published. The Distiller’s Edition from Talisker features additional maturation in ex-oloroso sherry casks. Anyway, the reason I cherish this time of year is not because I relish in running out and burning my hard-earned Benjamins on the bottle of the moment – far from it. Pro tip: it doesn’t taste any worse for having sat on the shelf for 11 months! ABV: 45.8%. Submit Review. Talisker The Distillers Edition 2017. Talisker Distiller’s Edition 2015 Review: OVERALL I love this whisky. The Distillers Edition is finished in Amoroso sherry Casks. create an account. I was more “meh” on the Macallan Editions, though I see Mark enjoyed them quite a bit. Bottler Distillery Bottling Bottling serie The Distillers Edition Vintage 1996 Bottled 2008 Casktype Double Matured in Amoroso Sherry Wood Strength 45.8 % Vol. Talisker Distillers Edition (Distilled 2000, bottled 2011) Talisker whiskey is created beside Loch Harport, in the “…jagged shadow of the Cullin range, on the Isle of Skye.” (from the Talisker website). Also sign me up for newsletters so I can get special offers, recommendations, and expert advice to my inbox! Visit a BC Liquor Store Near You Today! As always, the Talisker Distillers Edition is … Produced at the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been made by the sea since 1830, TALISKER Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been “Made By the Sea” since 1830. Name: Talisker Distillers Edition. Press Esc to cancel. Which brings me to today’s (in-no-way-timely) review: the Talisker 2017 Distillers Edition. But we could do with your support each month – think of it as buying us a dram. Talisker Distiller’s Edition 2014 Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled in 2003 and matured for ten years in used, American bourbon casks. Different than the Talisker 10, this is mainly about the interplay between smoke and creamy richness, rather than the breadth and depth of flavors there. This was distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2017, making it 10-years-old-ish. Add a delicious sherry finish and you have one fantastic whisky. The day you make a Talisker BBQ sauce, invite me over and I’ll bring the beef brisket (and more Talisker)! Regular price $96.00 Sale price $96.00 + Add Gift Options. Also, can we discuss how these all have “Edition” in the name? Benchmark. Number of offers from … Talisker - 2002 / 2013 - 45.8% - 0.7l Original bottling - Distillers Edition (Diageo) 4.6 (84) , 3 Talisker Distillers Edition spends the last several months of aging in an Amoroso Sherry cask before bottling.