Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
Stated Age
10 years old
45.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Isle of Skye Map
United States United States
Added on
22 mar 2014 2:16 pm by nc2malt

Average value

€ 44.49

4 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

212 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.65 points.

  1. erogers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A small amount of water mutes the nose, brings out some floral and citrus notes on the palate, but kills the smoke and peat.  I’d rather have it neat.  I like Talisker, but am not sure it’s worth $70 a bottle.  It’s good, but not that good.  $59.99 would be a fair price.  It is a unique single malt, though.  I don’t expect to find another that tastes quite like it.
    • Nose
      Salt air, pipe tobacco smoke, peat, and a bit of orange.
    • Taste
      Cavendish pipe tobacco smoke, salt, rock and mineral, slight oak wood and nuttiness, with a dash of pepper.
    • Finish
      Smooth, medium-length, with some peat, spiced oak, and pepper notes.

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  3. Emperor69 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Color: light brown, dark gold.
    Body: dense, oily.
    Nose: light peat, iodine, mineral-salty motifs, cigarette ash, young wood smoked at the stake, pepper, sunflower oil, grapefruit, orange, mint chill, cherry leaves, milk chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts, roasted chestnuts, dried apples, dried peach, malt-bread tones.
    Taste: oily, enveloping and slightly sweet (vanilla, yellow apples, orange pulp) in just the first couple of seconds; then this momentary sweetness is washed away by a powerful and prolonged bitter wave (peat, burnt pieces of wood, smoke, pepper, orange peel), which, through sea salt, lime and iodine-nut tones, returns to the sweetness of dried fruits (dried apples and dried apricots). Salt and pepper dominate the taste, sweetness is relegated to the background.
    Finish: above average, dryish. Pepper, seaweed, ink, iodine, roasted chestnuts, smoked bacon, prunes.
    Bottom line: a malt for tough men, real "sea wolves", brutal, dry. It lacks some sophistication, diversity in the development of taste and aroma, it straightforwardly bends its line and generally does it well, so it deserves its 85 points.

  4. namnug scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Love it. 
    • Nose
      Intense but not over-powered smoke with a hint of salt, reminds me of the ocean and sea breeze. Also a hint of dried fruit demonstrated behind the smoke.
    • Taste
      Thick and smooth body. Oily. With great smoke and hints of dried fruits. Also presenting a salty character and ginger spice.
    • Finish
      Long lasting smoke with hints of salt, dried fruits, and wood. Nutty in the background.

  5. Thinh Nguyen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Fallforever scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      86 86


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