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

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€ 35.51

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker Skye

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.07 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. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Overall quite a flat, forgettable, but not unpleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Mainly smoke, and very uninteresting
    • Taste
      80 80
      The redeeming part of the whisky, as the taste is not bad at all, the smoke is pleasant, but again, not a lot else going on.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Again, nothing apart from the smoke, forgettable.

  3. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Beats whisky, whisky makes you remember hot sauces. It has its own uniqueness, expressed in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      Pepper citruses, salt, phenols, smoke, smoked oranges with zest, smoked meat, dried grass.
    • Taste
      Meets sweet malt, orange zest, pepper, smoke.
    • Finish
      Nakatom fettles and envelops the throat with bright natural pepper, adding smoked orange when weakening.

  4. 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

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. mattheww scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Auriverdes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. DulischM scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    more mossy / peaty than smoky
    a good start into the peppery world of Talisker
    • Nose
      Citrus flavors, vanilla
      peppery, maritime
      Moss, peat
    • Taste
      peppery sharpness, young wood
      some sweet honey
    • Finish
      very spicy, woody, light peat

  9. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      69 69
      Smoke, citrus. Not impressive. On the border of being hard to enjoy.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Sweet, peat smoke, smoked meat, charred wood. Quite flat taste, yet pleasant.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Just smoke. Quite uninteresting.

  10. Carlos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The Talisker Skye is the small brother of the Talisker 10 years old and a good Whisky to start into the smoky world. But nothing for more experienced Talisker fans.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Very smooth smoke, a touch of spiciness, earthy, some white pepper and a little bit of orange. In general a lot softer than the 10 years old.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light pepper that gets stronger over time. Some oak spices, caramel, smoke, a hint of green apple and salt.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Softer than the 10 years old, no so much of the chili catch, little oaky dryness, short to medium finish.


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