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Overall rating
84.81/100
votes
2083
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
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Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
L2177CM000
Barcode
5000281005416
Added on
02 Sep 2012 8:14 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 41.31

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

174 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.81 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What a nice whisky such a Talisker
    • Nose
      Bottle opened
      quiet in the glass: salt and cowshed the Kuhstall is the first sip
      after movement: Talisker apricot, iodine, maritime smoke, red clover juice, herbs
      very nice the iodine medically and yet sweet, beautiful salty and fruity iodine
      What a nice whisky such a Talisker
    • Taste
      Immediately a spicy complex start beautiful abundance on the tongue
      Salt, chocolate on the palate, cherries, full-bodied makes you want more and is very distinctive maritime in the mouth
    • Finish
      Barrel aromas delicious fruity, chocolaty, with wood and spice
      long and humid ... what more could you want

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 87 points Administrator

    Famous for its 'chili catch', Talisker 10 from the Isle of Skye is said to be 'made by the sea' - a suitable analogy. Its mineral, phenolic nose reminds of fresh, salty seawater with iodine and seaweed. A light sweetness of citrus fruits combines with restrained peatiness. The arrival is strong with a rich note of malted barley and dried fruits, leaving a peppery chili burn on the palate. A real 'afterburner' that finishes pleasantly warming, briny and spicy. The only downside is the excessive addition of artificial colorant (E150a), combined with heavy chill-filtration.

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 87 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. erwinnlim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, lightly plated whisky with plenty of coastal notes. Value (£32) : 8/10
    • Nose
      Citrus and pears along with classic vanilla notes. Some mild peat smoke with quite a lot of salt.
    • Taste
      Slightly saline and sweet caramels. Peppery spices are quite evident with the citrus notes continuing.
    • Finish
      More peppery spice with some roasted coffee notes as well

  4. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Talisker 10, most likely bottled early 2019, 45.8% ABV:⁣

    Color: Diageo⁣

    Very high quality and arguably my favorite whisky profile. Maybe just a tad thin on the palate for mouthfeel but I’m probably stretching to find something to fault. Diageo can do right on occasion… Now only if they would bottle this at cask strength without their signature coloring lol ;)⁣

    Score: 86/100⁣
    • Nose
      Lemons, ocean mist, wet pebbles, seashells filled with seawater, minty medicinal salve.⁣
    • Taste
      Tons of minerality, salty as hell. Peppery, oyster juice, lemon juice, smoked white fish with sea salt, touch of medicinal mint freshness.⁣
    • Finish
      Peppery, tons of brine, faint smoke and a bit of oak. Decent length.

  5. A0525 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    5 years ago I didn't like the bottling as much as it does today (85 points then, 87 today).
    • Nose
      87 87
      Iodine, sea salt, maggi, mussels, green pepperoni, slightly fruity notes
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and fruity, white pepper, fresh leather, cocoa, very round and unexpectedly complex
    • Finish
      87 87
      Warm and long, distant smoke, pipe tobacco, vanilla, honey

  7. Thorstii scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The standard Talisker
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke, sea, salt, lemon, orange, licorice
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, warming, intense smoke, sweet
    • Finish
      Smoke with spices, strong chilli catch
      Finish: medium long

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Since Serge has rated it consistently at 90pts for the recent batch, I thought it will be interesting to re-visit this as I believe this is one of the most bang for your bucks 10-year-old in the market. I'm trying a more recent batch here.

    I think this deserves a big 90pts if you consider price in the rating. It's just a perfect 10YO like the Springbank 10 or Benromach 10.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A lot more smokier and pungent, compared to what I had a few years back, and the maritime notes are more powerful as well. I have to say it is really nice, and the most beautiful thing is its simplicity - powerful, smoky, briney and coastal. That's all you want from a basic Talisker. Nothing to fancy, but the essential parts are just perfectly blended together on the nose. It's also rather sweet with a surprising fruitiness. Good job Diageo.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Not as powerful as the nose, but still a good arrival with big dash of saltiness and peppery attacking your tongue. Nice viscosity as well. White pepper becomes more apparent, with some minerals and a bit of candy sweetness. Some minty notes as well.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Faint smokiness, with saltiness and peppery playing all the way from start to finish. Rather long finish for a 10yo.

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Light, warm smoke, grain, honey, apple, some wood,
    • Taste
      Apple, herb honey, grapefruit, lemon, a little pepper, a little smoke and ash

  10. Leessang scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

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

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