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Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Map Label
Added on
26 Mar 2010 11:59 am

Average value

€ 266,30

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    More complex and favorable balances than the new 10 yo!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Candied orange peel, peat, herbals, fruits and pepper.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful. Salted caramel, pepper, green apple, citruses, creamy peat and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, spicy, sweet, peaty.

  2. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The best for me is the round and full bodied taste.

    Balanced, lively, big sweetness with not too much peat smoke; good middle class Whisky!

    [Bottle bought 1998]
    • Nose
      Oranges and limes mixed with light peat smoke, fresh apple joins in, gradually a herbaceous spiciness becomes clearer, hint of peach, in the throat the feeling of pepper.
    • Taste
      Orange sweetness, caramel, peat smoke, seasoning - also of some pepper, algae, vanilla, leather, apple, creamy mouthfeel, wood is added, malt, tart-sourish citrus peel-play;

      very balanced, very lively.
    • Finish
      Lots of fruit sweetness with a hint of honey, leather, vanilla, herbs, malt, wood, some cardboard, the white parts of citrus peel, a hint apricots.

  3. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bottle code 19:4510I7 (about 1998)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The result of a comparative miniature of two Talistors 10 yo, this one from the 90's and the second was bottled in 2009. When I summarize the result of the tasting, it makes me more enjoyable versions newer, for its freshness, more explosive taste and distinctiveness. This older version is more seamless, it seems to me more mature, but it's also "reeled".
    • Nose
      More woody, chocolate, slightly peppery, a little salty, a bit of peat, windy. Trouble wood. Compared to the younger version, the aroma is more confined, thicker, more woody. The younger version is noticeably more fresh. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Old varnished wood, compared to the newer, more woody, not so oily, is "darker" overall, lacking freshness and explosive intensity. It reminds me of its character of some old auction blends from the 1980s. However, of course, we know that we drink single malt, is (stronger than the old blends) stronger, fuller, typically a tallisk peppermint. Dozvuk is fine, stretchy, distinctive and pungent. (88 b)

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. RitzleFour scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Jack McClane scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Interesting how different the older Talisker bottlings are to the new bottles.

    As already mentioned by some one misses the Chili Catch completely.

    Even smoky notes can only be guessed here - really a very different malt.

    Overall, a rather boring drop.

    The finish actually tastes slightly musty-sour.

  8. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the New Label (68682), this one is clearly "darker" and set in the nose. The pepper is not really there. I have something old-fashioned here. The taste is very creamy, almost soft, I hardly smoke. He only builds up very slowly and always stays discreetly in the background. The finish is already much longer than the New Label. This vibrates a slightly sour note. Reminds me somehow of rotten wood. At the second sip, the acid note on the finish becomes stronger. I do not like it, too bad.

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Short notes, but great whisky.
    • Nose
      Mineral (lime stone) and salty, seaweed, licorice, peat smoke, wood smoke, lemon and pepper. Quite mature for a 10 yo.
    • Taste
      Pepper, dried fruit, peat smoke, licorice, vanilla, lemon.
    • Finish
      Pepper, ginger, seaweed, licorice, peat and lemon.

  10. p4blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not too complex, but flawlees. A little better than the current version.
    • Nose
      More smoke than in the modern 10, medicine cabinet, bonfire ash, underneath some nice tones of lemon, apple, sea weed and salt.
    • Taste
      Creamy, oily, packed with flavours. More subtle smoke than on the nose, some vanilla, salt, lemon, lime. Crispy smoked bacon and some spices.
    • Finish
      Long, notes of bread, lime, pepper and smoke.


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