Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pre Classic Malts
Stated Age
10 years old
45.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Map Label, Non Back Label
Bottle code
L7J 0000024
Added on
26 Mar 2010 12:31 pm

Average value

€ 693,95

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66 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.66 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Color: full gold
    Nose: On the whole, the nose has the same ingredients as its predecessor, but even more fruity and harmonious.
    Taste: Same game with the taste. The above notes, however, dominate here leather and spice and inflate the mouth feeling tremendously. Overall, a decent track creamier and voluminous than its predecessor.
    Finish: Long! Again, leather dominates in combination with mature fruit flavors. Round and delicious, without any wrong tone and still with plenty of spice!
    92 points (nose: 91 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    2018 Talisker 10 against two pre classic malts bottles, brown & green, no back labels
    I would describe the 2018 10 year as like a blended 10 year Talisker because the vatting of casks has ironed out all the rough edges but I liked the old rough edges. The 2018 is fine, nothing wrong with it and smells much richer than the older ones but it is less expressive on the palate but still high quality and the peat and pepper is still there.
    The old 1 litre brown bottle is a marked contrast to the 2018, it is lighter as the sherry is much less pronounced but it smells fresher, and definitely has more power with the peat and pepper taking centre stage.
    The green bottle the oldest is similar to the 1 litre brown bottle but appears too have a little more of everything, not much more just more peppery and a little more fruit but very well balanced.
    In summary the new 10 year 2018 is a nice whisky but it is too rounded , I suppose the extra sherry is to appeal to a wider audience, it is a dumbed down version of what the 10 year should be.
    The 1 litre pre classic malts is a different beast and has less sherry but more peat/pepper which I prefer, it is lighter and not as heavy going as the 2018.
    The green bottle is still the best but only by a whisker, it just has a little more of a kick, this is still the daddy in my view and the best of any Talisker 10 year.
    They are obviously smoothing out the new 10 year to appeal to a wider audience, and while I can happily drink it, the dumbing down has gone too far for me but the flavour profile is still a good one, but too much sherry for me but just having another sip there is healthy does of peat.
    1 Green pre classic
    2 Brown pre classic
    3 2018
    right now lets see how it compares to the 1985 27 year OB
    I think the 1985 is the best but it shares definite similarities with the older 10 year, perhaps a little unfair comparing a 27 year cask strength to the 10 years but it is only a little inform of the green bottle pre classic malts which for me is still the `Daddy`,

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It is almost 3 years since I had this so a re taste is needed after the 2018 and brown bottle pre classic malts I have just had.
    Very similar to the 1 litre bottle but a little more expressive with a few more pepper and apple skin notes.
    The palate is very peppery and peaty and the sherry integrates well, this has more fruit than the other two.
    A very creamy finish at first but then a massive blast of peppery peat returns, yeah this is the Daddy
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, how much better than todays 10yo. ... :)
    • Nose
      Creamy peat, fruit, mojito, herbs, camphor, punch and honey.
    • Taste
      Pepper and ginger, honey, peat, citruses, gerbeaud and hay.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, fruity, spicy.

  5. André scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a super drink and certainly day and night difference with the modern bottling.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I'm impressed by this old style Talisker. You recognise the old style Talisker profile in this whisky. Too bad they don't make these great vesions anymore.
    • Nose
      Delicous! Soft peat, slightly medicinal and oily (bandage, kelp, engine oil), camphor, fennel. A whiff of oxidised grapes (sherry), orange, but also papaya. Honey and a fresh hay stack concludes this beautiful nose.
    • Taste
      There is the signature pepper! Further: dried fruit (raisins, dates), orange, honey a little less papaya than on the nose. Further, there is ample hay, a bit of ginger, and the peat is more on the background now.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering and warming. The return of the peat is how you could call this baby! Further, orange, dried fruit, fennel, cinnamon, pepper and just a little hay.

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    These old 10 year bottling`s are excellent, yes there is plenty odf power there but it is not overdone and that is why it is so much better than any of the later versions.

    A classic OB, but make sure its the right one, no back label etc.
    • Nose
      Sherry, peat and pepper mixed in with touches of orange and lemon and a little dark honey.

      There are also a few floral notes, lavender possibly?

      I would describe it as refined.
    • Taste
      Quite mouth filling and a big attack of pepper mixed in with peat and sherry.

      There are notes of salted beef, glazed ham, basically its meaty.

      The honey notes comes through more and there is also some ginger spice mixed in with the pepper.

      Is this really only 45.8% because it has some kick in it.
    • Finish
      Long, on sweet peat and spice.

  10. Master Quill scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I also tried a version that is just from the Classic Malts period (early 90`s), that one scored 90 points


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