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Overall rating
84.76/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Barcode
5000281015309
Added on
31 May 2015 8:55 am by Psyk0man
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 14,41

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.76 points

  1. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Young and cheeky and somehow charming in the old way. A dram with character.
    The PLV is fully ok. A lot of whisky for lukewarm.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Everything very far on the ground with spicy wood notes. Slightly malty lemon and some sea breeze.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Balanced is clearly anderst. But everything that has promised to nose, he's on the palate full on it. He knows how to assert himself. Even a little oily fruity. Respect.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to rather short. Now it is clear that he is too young for top marks. Still, he picked me up. Thank you.

  2. Andreas W. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Jordanite scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A whisky that can be bought for around €30 and consistently scores 90 from Serge? Count me excited! However every time I drink this, I just don't see how this is 90 point material, or even high 80s material. The nose is brine-y, with hints of Deep Heat and leather, it almost has a "new car smell" vibe going on. That said, for 45.8% volume it is disappointingly muted. The taste is dominated by the famous pepper note, the peat is far milder than I was expecting, and I am not wowed by any of the other flavours. The finish is decently lingering, peppery-hot and accompanied by some other savoury spices. It may well be that I had a sub-standard bottle, or I am not sensitive to some key elements or aromas, but for me this is merely an "ok" whisky, which was made more disappointing due to high expectations.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. WSP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    2018 Talisker 10 against two pre classic malts bottles, brown & green, no back labels
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/68682/talisker-10-year-old#note-container
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/118057/talisker-10-year-old#note-container
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/15130/talisker-10-year-old#note-container
    I would describe the 2018 10 year as like a blended 10 year Talisker because the vatting of casks has ironed out all the rough edges but I liked the old rough edges. The 2018 is fine, nothing wrong with it and smells much richer than the older ones but it is less expressive on the palate but still high quality and the peat and pepper is still there.
    The old 1 litre brown bottle is a marked contrast to the 2018, it is lighter as the sherry is much less pronounced but it smells fresher, and definitely has more power with the peat and pepper taking centre stage.
    The green bottle the oldest is similar to the 1 litre brown bottle but appears too have a little more of everything, not much more just more peppery and a little more fruit but very well balanced.
    In summary the new 10 year 2018 is a nice whisky but it is too rounded , I suppose the extra sherry is to appeal to a wider audience, it is a dumbed down version of what the 10 year should be.
    The 1 litre pre classic malts is a different beast and has less sherry but more peat/pepper which I prefer, it is lighter and not as heavy going as the 2018.
    The green bottle is still the best but only by a whisker, it just has a little more of a kick, this is still the daddy in my view and the best of any Talisker 10 year.
    They are obviously smoothing out the new 10 year to appeal to a wider audience, and while I can happily drink it, the dumbing down has gone too far for me but the flavour profile is still a good one, but too much sherry for me but just having another sip there is healthy does of peat.
    1 Green pre classic
    2 Brown pre classic
    3 2018
    right now lets see how it compares to the 1985 27 year OB
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/44404/talisker-1985#note-container
    I think the 1985 is the best but it shares definite similarities with the older 10 year, perhaps a little unfair comparing a 27 year cask strength to the 10 years but it is only a little inform of the green bottle pre classic malts which for me is still the `Daddy`,

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Just purchased this 20cl for £11.50
    The peat & pepper mix well with the sherry, some old wood notes, tobacco smoke and something slightly earthy, I have high hopes for the palate.

    Creamy and less oomph than I remember on the palate, but everything goes together well, what was on the nose has translated onto the palate along with a few date notes.

    The finish is shorter than I would like and it is getting creamy, it is almost like a Talisker blend as the vatting of casks has smoothed the pepper side out, I like this.

    It is pleasant with the punch in the face that some of the old ones used to have soo I need to try a few pre classic malt versions again.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. matho010 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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