Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
45.8 % Vol.
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New Map Label
Bottle code
Added on
02 Sep 2012 8:14 pm

Average value

€ 45.40

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

188 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.70 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 Super 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 80 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. Gous scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. MLE scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  6. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweetness mixed with salt. Salty caramel. Sea aromas. Brine, caramel. Sea breeze on a windy, cloudy and not too warm day. Smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweetness, salt. Salty caramel. Sea. Sweet smoke. A pinch of spices.
    • Finish
      Salty caramel. Sweetness, salt. Some spices. Pepper. Caramel. Sweet smoke. Medium-long finish.

  7. Francishomola scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Lovely oily texture, chewy drum, sweet, salty, sour, light smoky fishy ocean sensation. Some reviews say that is too peppery What we say ? Go Auchentoshan or Glenkinchie my friend.
    • Nose
      Sea Salt, slight Iodine, Sweet, whift of Orange,
    • Taste
      Sweet - Sour,mild Bite, little bit Medicinal, Fishy, light Smoke
    • Finish
      Rather Long, Peppery, Seaweed, Sweet aftertaste

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 10.

    This is a distillery I have really struggled with at times. I feel like I should like it based on the peaty coastal promises, and yet every time I drink it I get acrid bitter notes that have a chemical harshness (which presumably what others interpret as the 'chilli catch'. That said, I have enjoyed one or two of their NAS whiskies. It's very much a distillery I approach with trepidation, and I will never throw more than just a couple of quid at trying a dram!

    June 2018 - A 30ml sample. Really easy going lots of cream soda vanilla in aroma. Taste is similar with lots of smoky warmth. Decent, creamy, cream soda background. (3.3/79)

    Aug 2018 - A 20cl bottle. Simple aroma. Baked apple aroma with light smoke. Taste is spicy, smoked, briney. OK. (3.2/77)

    Feb 2019 - From a bottle which had been open a while, to hip flask for something to consume at a wedding. The hip flask sipping experience is certainly the most I've got out of this whisky. Suits being consumed from a hip flask outdoors - not being examined in relaxing surroundings (which is how I like to drink my whisky) (3.35/80)

  9. Don Cassi scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    In the nose Laphroaig Triple Wood in less intense: slightly maritime smoke, slightly sweet, relatively light. Relatively simple but not unattractive.

    Creamy-sweet and slightly vanilla in the mouth. Unfortunately also a bit thin.

    In the finish a flood of light, green fruits, some lemon and light oak notes (coffee). Compared to typical Islay representatives, hardly any ash. The charismatic Talisker Chili Catch is there, but also rather restrained.
    Length: 4/10

    As a standard to start with smoky malts, certainly due to the PLV, an institution. Unfortunately, too little complex and voluminous for the ambitious connoisseur. I would rather go for the Islay representatives or the Distillers Edition.

    Grade: 2+

  10. kikist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      medium peat, sea, salty, spicy, apple, citrus, nutmeg, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      84 84
      oily, honey, citrus, pepper, apple, dark chocolate, roasted nutts
    • Finish
      82 82
      pepper, smoke, oxidized apple, crushed almonds


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