Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
45.8 % Vol.
1000 ml
Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
27 Jul 2008 5:48 pm

Average value

€ 229.03

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81 × member ratings

169 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.99 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    unbelievable how beautiful this 10y Talisker is
    just to fall in love
    and quite uncomplicated
    he has something of everything that I like about Talisker
    the subtle, the rich in aromas, the maritime freshness and this incomparable fine Talisker sweetness (clover sweetness)
    great from nose to finish

    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      a small peat fire smokes in the distance
      You run in the sunny morning at the harbor ...
      the air puts a salt film around your lips
      in the harbor basin the soft sea water splashes
      At the fruit stand you can smell the oranges and lemons
      the market woman cuts them open
      from the sparkling acid your mouth water
      behind are ripe apricots
      You take it in your hand
      how soft they are
      it's all so tempting in this maritime fresh salt air
      You choose oranges and fresh mint
      The woman gives you a caramel candy
      you would like to put everything in your mouth all at once
    • Taste
      very soft and oily, it flatters your tongue
      and cheats a lot of creamy chocolate and smoke into your mouth
      and now you have everything at once
      fresh mint
      the soft seawater
      Salt sticks to your palate
      and tease the chocolate on your tongue
    • Finish
      a nice glow>
      sweet dry malt
      fine smoke
      Chocolate & salt
      sweet tobacco
      and then at the very end ...
      long brine liquorice

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great part. The interplay of fruit and spice sharpness is very appealing. Nice wide range of flavors that harmonizes well with each other. Tastes more. So far blind. Resolution: Talisker 10yo Map Label. Shh .... I was afraid of it. Well, earlier ...
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity with a hint of sea breeze and peat ... Tasty tangerines, oranges, lemons and strawberries. Mild and fruity, but profound and full-bodied. A pinch of salt and pepper. Campfire smoke, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Sharp-fruity onset, where the sharpness is very pleasant: peppers, cayenne pepper, spicy paprika. Orange marmalade with a hint of bitterness, oak, salt, chocolate, cocoa, coffee beans. There is a lot going on here. Even a certain peatiness can not deny him. Gets more intense with time. Tobacco notes.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, slightly dry, with oak, pepper, milk chocolate and old leather.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    an excellent Talisker Sweetness, oak, spice, fruit in perfect combination Milder than a "new" Talisker 10 years, less Chili Catch but it also offers a wealth of flavors
    • Nose
      unbelievably pleasant, while amazingly tame and fresh
      Citrus, orange, yellow raspberries
      salty sea air
      Somewhere far away is still faintly glowing ashes
    • Taste
      sweet candied orange
      Bitterness of the orange peel
      the sharpness in the entrance is there, but also not too dominant pronounced; fits well
      the mouthfeel is creamy and soft
      beautiful influence of the oak in the finish
    • Finish
      long and balanced

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nose: Lemons and orange fruits, some scent of the sea, a hint of wood washed ashore on the beach, ginger and a pinch of pepper, malt, very sweet and maritime and above all hovers a wonderful camp fire smoke.
    Taste: very soft, creamy toffee, salted orange peel, very musty wood and then very bitter and woody on the finish and the pepper note so famous today is also not so dominant (reminds me with the oak note of mild chilli chocolate), The smoke is always present but sometimes comes out strong. Changes from sip to sip.

    Quite different from the "new" Talisker. Milder but also "older" in the smell and nose. Very tasty and a real shame when you look at what and Talisker with his NAS (especially the "Skye") up to date. Previously a cool part for the money but the prices that are required for it today, he is not worth it.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The veteran of the Talisker family has been distilled in the oldest distillery on the Isle of Skye since 1830 and matured in American oak barrels for 10 years. The first of the two distillation phases gives the single malt its unique spicy complexity and the unmistakable peppery notes.

  7. yarikovsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pleasantly smoky. Sweet oranges, slightly metallic. Lemon with a little salt. A hint of mint.
    • Taste
      Strong. Fruity sweetness with pepper and chilli.

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Just a fantastic 10! Is the grass no longer as green as it was in those years?! ... Perfect development and balance. It is with such whisky you can go to a desert island in the ocean.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Saturated immediately and immediately a bunch of everything: minerality, iodine, algae, dry peat, Ukrainian steppe in July, tangibly fruity, kumquat, candied fruit, citrus fruits, coniferous notes, white grapes, soap-chemical nuances, obvious medical notes (bandages), pretty salty aroma (spicy-salty fatty fish), a little honey, sour and tart berries, dust, bread crumbs, and a lot of wax.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Citrus blast, fireworks, sweet, peat, meat with sweet sauce, honey, wax.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Sweet, citrusy, candy, honey, long-lasting, slightly pepper, light peat, seafood, wax.


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