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Overall rating
84.83/100
votes
1936
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

€ 43.39

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1936 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

168 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.83 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 82 points Expert Senior

    A very nice, lightly plated whisky with plenty of coastal notes.
    • 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. Leessang scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

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

  5. Mordeth scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Years ago I drank this Talisker 10 regularly and I liked it. After that snobbish years hit me and I left this one aside for quite some time. Now I found it time to give it another shot. I’m curious how I feel about it with a few years more of experience.
    • Nose
      This is a full and strong nose. The typical coastal, spicy and warm peated profile is there. It’s salty and sweet. I get mild peppers and some sort of mild Mexican spice mix. Also green tea-ish note and honeysyrup. Nothing to complex but very pleasant. Daily dram material for autumn or winter days. Or a long summernight with a burning fire pit and a good cigar as I will do later tonight. This will match very well with a stronger cigarblend.
    • Taste
      Gentle, delicate, sweet and oily. A very delicate peatsmoke. Again a hint of salt and nice coastal influences. It is again not complex but just very tasteful. Later on the pepper starts showing.
    • Finish
      Long and delicate. The fruitiness is showing itself best in the finish. Light fruits like red apple and some peach and also a whiff of red fruits. Fresh oak is what gives as a grande finale.

      In conclusion this is just a very straight forward and uncomplicated dram, that I still seem to enjoy very much. If only I had to comment to something it would be that I miss a little depth in a layer of more intens fruit or something. Something the DE do very well. Taking the price in consideration, that might be a little unfair to expect from this 10yo, but it is worth the extra bucks to upgrade to a DE.

  7. Auriverdes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Jabarkas scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Extremely well priced daily whisky full of maritime notes and peat. Sadly it is chill-filtered and artificially coloured. Its sweetness is sometimes slightly artificial as well though. And that puts me off a little. For its price this really is a great daily dram. The one litre bottle would be my preferred to buy for bigger groups.
    • Nose
      Relatively strong peat, salt, smoke.
    • Taste
      Pepper, spiciness, salt, sweetness (though sometimes it feels slightly artificial).
    • Finish
      Great combination of peat and maritime notes. Some sweetness again makes it in.

  9. filovo scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    one of my first tasing, will must be adjusted.
    I enjoy it.
    Not so smokey, oily, with citrus taste

  10. Ain scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Complex whisky.
    • Nose
      Dry, smoky, slightly medical, green apples.
    • Taste
      Saturated. Festive. Pepper, dust, malt, burnt bark, ash.
    • Finish
      Longer than average. Pepper, malt sweetness, cinder.

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