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Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating 1008 votes 85.31
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 8:32 pm
Colored

Tastingtags

129 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
05 May 2017 7:01 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 88 points

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, intense and spicy. The only downside is the intense addition of artificial colorant (E150a), creating this unnatural amber glow.

RATING: 4.0/5.0 88 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS·

Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
87
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
82
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Triummf
Member Junior Triummf Tasting note
08 Dec 2017 9:39 pm
Triummf gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Smooth peat, maritime with a touch of sweetness.

Taste

Again very smooth and maritime. Also red fruit and citrus.

Finish

It starts peppery, but when this fades out the smoke takes over with a hint of red fruit.

Comments

Great value for money

Ra_Di
Expert Junior Ra_Di Review note
12 Nov 2017 4:06 pm
Ra_Di gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
90
Presentation
86
Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
23 Oct 2017 10:06 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Fresh citrus fruits and a lot of honey paired with a light smoke aroma. Seaweed.

Taste

Salty liquorice embedded in a malty sweetness. Dry smoked oak, but this is no smoke bomb. Well-balanced.

Finish

Oak and dark chocolate, dry and bitter-sweet.

Comments

Very enjoyable 10-year-old whisky that is relatively light on peat and thus a good introduction to smoky whiskies. The sweetness keeps it well-balanced and, given some time to breath, the whisky might surprise you with a grassy note. The finish is relatively short, but the nose and taste make up for it. Pleasant throughout.

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iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
17 Oct 2017 11:22 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
84
Dimitri
AdelphosHume
Expert Junior AdelphosHume Tasting note
15 Oct 2017 7:42 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Honey, floral peat, a touch of chili pepper, smoked dried mixed fruit, malt, and citrus (fruit and oil). Smoked meat and earthiness show up after about 10 minutes.

Taste

Malt and soft peat smokiness (similar to burning leaves), oranges and tangerines, dark chocolate, oak and a bit of sherry tannins, and smoked vanilla.

Finish

Floral-peat, a touch of chili oil, and mineral-saline and vegetal bitterness and savoriness. 

Comments

The mouth feel is pleasantly bodied and creamy and the finish lasts form spans a minute or more. For a 10 year old, this is surprisingly approachable and engaging. If you're testing the waters of peat and haven't been scared off by lightly peated whiskies, this is a good middle ground malt.  

MrRancho
Expert Junior MrRancho Tasting note
26 Sep 2017 7:02 pm
MrRancho gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Speck, Rauch, Räuchersalz, im Hintergrund etwas Süßes, grasig.

Taste

Räucherspeck, salzig, Chili, Tabak.

Finish

Rauch, Eiche. Mittellang.

Comments

Süffig, easy, lecker.

Wiz
Expert Junior Wiz Review note
07 Aug 2017 10:23 am
Wiz gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
90
Presentation
84
Vipère
Member Junior Vipère Review note
02 Jun 2017 9:10 pm
Vipère gave this whisky 87 points

Robe: caramel

Nez: Salin, minéral, herbacé. C'est très frais, avec un fond plus rond et doux;

Bouche: Texture onctueuse et ronde, sucrée et fumée.

Finale: fumée, douce et chaude.

Un whisky très équilibré, avec un joli nez typique. Excellent rapport Q/P dont la disparition de nos rayons est à regretter :( 

Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
95
Presentation
91
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
05 May 2017 6:53 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[November, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...

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