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Overall rating
77.62/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.11.2017
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7318CM011
Barcode
5000281038094
Added on
04 Mar 2018 2:29 pm by Tom1976

Average value

€ 31,77

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker Skye

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.62 points

  1. 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.

  2. wisekycourse 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ulphlarsen scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    • 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

    A nice row so that he fits neatly between.

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

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