Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.70/100
votes
93
Whiskybase ID
WB33734
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Only Single Malt Scotch Whisky From the Isle of Skye
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Label
'Aged 10 Years' centered at the bottom
Bottle code
L5196CR000
Barcode
5000281015309
Added on
28 jun 2012 12:01 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 16.74

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

20 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.70 points.

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    the smoke is decisive in the 10s
    a neck fresh and fresh feeling with fine sweetness

    the DE offers more depth of taste
    and lets the senses dream
    • Nose
      Typical Talisker, smoke salt, maritime, light sweetness
    • Taste
      Smoke with sharpness, salt and integrated sweetness
    • Finish
      Slightly peppery, salt, smoke and a lot of malt

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  3. tribe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    As it always fits. Still not had a bad 10 tally. Contrary to the distiller edition and 25er, these bottlings are quite stable. Maritime, salty, chilli catch and spice. Always good
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Powerful, maritime, slightly smoky - peaty, sweet, salty -
      mineral, some citrus and a light floral - soapy note.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Clearly salty - mineral - maritime, slightly peppery, citrus
      and also pleasantly cute.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Fading sweet, salty, lemony, slightly smoky.

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. kalervo scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    The whisky with russiness, at least for the time being, does not suit me to any situation. Good anyway. A bottle sometimes bought from Alko in Kuopio, enjoyed by Kivääritehtaankatu in autumn and winter 2016.
    • Nose
      Medication / Soap, Carbon and Ash. Persimmons.
    • Taste
      Versatile, delicious flavor. Salt and pepper, some peat. But in the background, however, a slightly softer raisin.
    • Finish
      Long, thin, hot aftertaste.

  7. ahroeen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    2015N: Savoury-sweet and peaty touches with a little toffee, honey and flint.
    T: Plenty here - a dram with a wide vista and some challenging edges for those who want something more than a sweet, ironed-flat, easy drinker - smooth it ain’t. Neat theres some heat but either way, theres a heathery/peaty maltiness into the finish.
    F: Woody, chocolate fresh and waxy mouthfeel with a well rounded, full bodied finish. This really opens out more and more.
    C: Still rather good if a little ungainly. A lower score than normal, I wonder how long this bottle had been open in the pub?

    Scores a C+
    2014

    N: Talisker or Highland Park? Tastes like a combo of bourbon and sherry casks - and super active ones too so probably Talisker has the edge. Lots of sherried fruits, raisin in particular with a mineral, oily, earthiness in the bows that lurks around on the finish.

    T: Rich, full, woody arrival. Chocolate and oaky sherry notes provide for a long and fruitful development which grows and grows….

    F: …..chocolate, mineral, cardboard earthiness.

    C: Fabulous standard expression, better than the HP12 in my book. Always makes me wish Bunnahabhain would follow Talisker’s cask management which provides a consistency in quality time and time again.

    Scores a B
    2011

    N: A dense mixture of woody, beefy, tomato [Bladnoch], soapy [saline], dried orange and sultana/raisins notes. The soapiness is initially pharmaceutical but opens up as floral with a musty wood [smoky] spice to add. Herbal, particularly sage, acetone, 'seaweed on the rocks' and fresh pineapples appear once opened up. Fresh herbal malt reveals itself with time. Fantastic nose rewards if given time. At the end of the bottle theres a sherry/gin note with oily phenols.

    T: Intense, mild honeyed, spicy, brine arrival but dry spicy maritime herbal notes dominate, on the fresh sour side, never too salty, never bitter. Chew it, let it linger. It feels a little underpowered/ flat in general.

    F: Sweeter malt peaks through again but overall this is a friendly fresh seafarer. Intense wood spice fizz immerses at the back of the palate at the end, like the 57 degrees. Sweet, saltish, vegetal bonfire smoke at the death with a bitter lemon zestiness.

    C: Excellent rugged, characterful, delicious, challenging everyday drinker. Great quality for a great price. Nose is a winner, let down by an slightly flat & dense [heavy] palate.

    Scores a B

  11. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. Vrisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. haubi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Heavy, subtle, maritime, moderate smoke. At first rather restrained, slightly sweet, he develops into a rather spicy, strong and expressive malt. Very aromatic, slightly salty, lavender and peppermint.
    • Taste
      Maritime, algae, malt, spicy-peppery (although I find the pepper not so pronounced and salient as it is often described in other tasting notes). Sweetie again in the end.
    • Finish
      Very long, shows very strong cheeks and palate, warming, slightly oily, ginger.

  14. NamorX68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. vb_bembel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. Mushinico scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Stenface scored this whisky 66 points Expert Junior

    A good everyday dram, but a tad too bitter to appeal to me.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      57 57

  18. Rossi99 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    daily dram for sure! good one!

  19. Billidge did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Not a dram I would drink to "enjoy" as much as a not to miss Whisky experience.  
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  20. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smoke and salty sea air dominate the nose, with water releasing some additional fruity tones. Salty and peppery on the palate with a lingering, malty finish. A rugged, warming dram. 
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Master Quill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Raring is for a bottle from 2006 (triple-pack) with 18yo and DE.

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