Talisker Skye

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Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 mar 2018 2:29 pm by Tom1976

Average value

€ 33.29

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Whisky reviews for Talisker Skye

15 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.36 points.

  1. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Everything that makes a Talisker is already there, even if not as pronounced. Since the Talisker is available for the same price at 10 years old, I would rather go for this one.
    • Nose
      First sweet and tart citrus with campfire and barbecue smoke. The citrus fruit is becoming more and more orange-red. Plus sea salt, algae and a woody note. Currants and smoky honey in the background.
    • Taste
      Oily with a light sweetness, green apple and some salt. Then a clear, peppery spiciness builds up. Here, too, some honey and herbs. Except for the apple, nothing is reminiscent of fruit, the aromas are all rather weak.
    • Finish
      Here first herbs, pepper and sweet smoke. Overall quite simple, the pepper lingers on the palate with the smoke for a medium length.

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  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Talisker Skye is the Isle of Skye's oldest distillery's ode to its contrasting landscape. Since 2015, the whisky has been produced directly on the rough sea and matured in American refill and toasted oak casks, with a slightly larger proportion of toasted casks. This gives the single malt the maritime-smoky note to get the feeling of spending a day on the coast of the Isle of Skye.

  4. Island scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Well, this is a very, very average whisky in the peat/smoke section. There's really nothing special about it. I can't think of a reason why anyone would score this one higher than a 7. Maybe when you have less to compare it with. Even in the same flavour/price range there are better one's to buy.

  5. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Let's start by viewing the whisky. A nice deep I would almost say coppery color. And 45.8% alcohol.

    Let's see what scents we can get out of it.

    What strikes me first is how sweet this whisky smells. Clearly sweet fruits such as an apple and pear are present. Maybe even a caramelized apple.

    Furthermore, a subtle touch of smoke. No peat bomb. For the rest, I find it quite closed and I don't get much out of it.

    Time for the first sip.

    First sweet fruits, apple, pear and peach come to mind first. honey, caramel and then the peat, smoke and a pepper.

    Sip 2 and roll some more with the whisky through the mouth that salty really comes up.

    This whisky really develops in your mouth. Starting with soft and sweet and then closing strong and spicy.

    This really gives you a taste of everything.

    The aftertaste is warming by pepper and is medium long I would say.

    The aftertaste starts quite powerful with a lot of pepper and smoke and then decreases fairly quickly to a more comfortable aftertaste.

  6. P.K.S scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    It's okei neat, weak smoke, the plate is better after 1 drop og wather you get long ginger and spises aftertaste

  7. ConvalRen scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Ulphlarsen scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Pleasantly smoked. Spice and wood. Otherwise fresh and mild with a little dried fruit. The alcohol is refined and mild. Very straightforward without being boring.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Medium smoke and peat. Spicy and salt on the tongue. The alcohol is soft and does not burn significantly. There is a little fruit in the aftertaste, and smoke and peat are quickly disappearing. There are hints of complexity, but it is fleeting and disappears quickly.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Nice whisky that is easy to go to. I imagine it is a good choice to introduce those who are curious about more complex, smoky types. Well-made and balanced.

      In itself not overwhelming, but hard to set aside - almost better to smell than to drink.

  9. AdamsB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A great note of sherry at the end
    • Nose
      79 79
      Sticks, smoke, apples, pears, oranges, vanilla, toffee, smell of the sea
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mild, sweet, apples, peaches, vanilla, honey, pepper, ginger, peat
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, slightly spicy, light peat, salt, sherry

  10. AdamsB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A great note of sherry at the end
    • Nose
      79 79
      Sticks, smoke, apples, pears, oranges, vanilla, toffee, smell of the sea
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mild, sweet, apples, peaches, vanilla, honey, pepper, ginger, peat
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, slightly spicy, light peat, salt, sherry

  11. Oberlutz scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Wow, what is that?
    A Talisker?
    Where is the chilli, the salt, the sea?
    For me this comes with only one dimension, a little smoke

  12. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A high score for this nas whisky.
    Delicious in a peated tasting!
    Highland park 12
    Talisker skye
    Lagavulin 16
    Ardbeg 10

    A nice row so that he fits neatly between.

  13. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  14. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I fell in love, for me a horny malt
    because he has only minimal smoke and also the ham is missing
    • Nose
      floury brown apple, red fruit, sherry becomes more, good sweetness, slightly raisins, minimal smoke
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      good sherry !!, dark chocolate, coffee, beautiful oak, sweetness, slightly raisins, spicy, the alcohol is good
    • Finish
      slightly oak, good sherry, sweetness and bitterness alternate

  16. coldsun scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty. Really island with salt and iodine notes. Also has elements of light peat smoke, malt and raisins. A little bit spicy and has long and stable warming finish.

  17. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I will not make the old grumpy who compares this Skye to the old 10 years old. Yes, it's much more accessible, almost sweet, compared to the austerity of its predecessor. Some will say sweetened. But the identity persists - I recognized Talisker blindly. And I still say that for thirty euros, it remains a good entry level.
    Enthusiasm Nose 4/5 Mouth and finish 3/5 Whisky n ° 1776
    • Nose
      On the nose, Talisker's smoke and pepper identity is palpable immediately, but quickly comes adorned with fresh and quite generous fruits (apricot, peach ...). With a little water, it offers a certain minerality and a little menthol
    • Taste
      We find its marks in the mouth but with a youth perceptible by the alcoholic integration more than perfectible. The whole remains nevertheless very drinkable.
    • Finish
      In the line of the mouth.

  18. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, smoke, ashes, fine peat and fruits on prunes!

    In the mouth, sugar (caramel), fruits still cooked and peat more present

    a little salt and cold ashes again!

    In the final, it's quite short, and on the same aromas!

    A dram always entertaining, with its more (fruity peat other than the Islay), but also its less with a short length!
    • Nose
      prune, a little smoke, a lot of iodine, the marine side that comes out, dusty, a little vegetal and back sodden dried fruit.

  19. lincolnimp scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    This is a peat driven  for sure but not a patch on the old 10 year offerings (need to try this against a current 10 year)
    • Nose
      Smells like creosote and toffee mixed together, quite a lot of peat .    Dark, rich fruit cake, malt loaf and hints of prune juice, more brine and peat than fruit. 
    • Taste
       Creamy mouthfeel, some bitterness and more peat mixed in with dark toffee. There is a little bitter plum and fig, sour apple but the peat takes centre stage along with slightly bitter orange marmalade (dark marmalde) 
    • Finish
       Not the longest, slightly peppery and sweet smokiness on the finish.


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