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45.8 % Vol.
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Added on
08 Feb 2015 3:43 pm by wacher

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€ 35,39

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker Skye

62 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.09 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Talisker Light

    Just like the Port Ruighe, this Skye is another NAS bottling by Talisker. It is clearly an entry level malt, judging by the price tag. It is also a bit younger than the standard 10 Year Old. This Talisker, named after the island where the distillery is located, was meant to be the successor of the 10, but so far it looks like both will remain on the shelves, which is a good thing.

    The nose is rather closed and soft. The typical pepper and peat is somewhat understated, if you know what I mean. I get mostly grain cookies, citrus, vanilla and pears.

    On the palate, it comes a lot closer to the 10. Brine, soft peat and a lot of pepper precede the sweetness of the white fruit and the vanilla. There is even a hint o peach.

    The finish is medium long, sweet and spicy. The peat smoke lingers the longest.

    If the Talisker 10 is a scoundrel, then this is it's docile little brother. The 10 wrapped in silk. Talisker Light. Nothing wrong with it, but since they are in the same price range, I opt for the 10. Thanks for the sample, Pat.

  2. Misery scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Talisker Skye NAS | 45.8% | 20 + 21 + 23 + 21 = 85pts
    N: Pepper citrus, salt, phenols, smoke, smoked oranges with zest, smoked meat, dried grass.
    T: Meets the sweetness of malt, orange peel, pepper, smoke.
    F: It rolls up and envelops the throat with a bright natural list, adding smoked orange when weakening.
    B: Whisky beats, whisky makes you remember hot sauces. He has his own uniqueness, expressed in the aftertaste.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    pity Talisker did this to himself

    not a bad whisky but not really good either

    Ranking 1st run, 2nd mouth, 3rd nose
    • Nose
      something stingy
      a fruit brandy
      then he comes slowly with chocolate note and fruit
      he becomes salty, maritime
      a light cow bar aroma
      Horseheart sharpness behind it
      the flavors are completely closed and do not open properly
      that looks young and immature
    • Taste
      initially softer in the mouth
      but also here the notes do not unfold properly
      behind the alcohol aromas you can feel fruit, chocolate and maritime echoes
      The smoke develops in the throat, but is also lost in the alcohol
    • Finish
      in the end, some Fassaroma

  4. Tim-R scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky for a fair price
    • Nose
      78 78
      Such a lovey light smoke smell
    • Taste
      80 80
      Apple, honey, smoke
    • Finish
      78 78
      Spice, dry smoke

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke and peat, lemon peel, salty sea water, ash, green apple. 20
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Smoky-ash and peat motifs, black pepper, vanilla, sweet apple, creamy toffee, salt. 21
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoky phenolic, smoothly fading. 21
      A young smoker without off-notes, although somewhat one-sided. Balance 20.
      Total 82

  6. markkuyper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I like the 10er better, nevertheless good
    • Nose
      Smoke, orange and citrus, spices, malt, maritime note
    • Taste
      First, this typical Talisker sharpness. Like really hot chili. Then comes smoke and behind it the wort. He immediately takes the entire mouth. Then a small touch of nut flashes through. At the second sip (after getting used to the heat), malt and honey are added. Interesting
    • Finish
      Long and warm with lots of smoke and a touch of oak. Dry and it remains a sharpness, which is more pepper this time.

  8. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I fell in love, for me a horny malt
    because he has only minimal smoke and also the ham is missing
    • Nose
      floury brown apple, red fruit, sherry becomes more, good sweetness, slightly raisins, minimal smoke
    • Taste
      oily and soft on the palate
      good sherry !!, dark chocolate, coffee, nice oak, sweetness, slightly raisins, spicy, the alcohol is good
    • Finish
      slightly oak, good sherry, sweetness and bitterness alternate


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