Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.38/100
votes
110
Whiskybase ID
WB68682
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Label
Isle of Skye Map
Barcode
5000281015309
Added on
31 may 2015 8:55 am by Psyk0man
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Average value

€ 17.70

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

21 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.38 points.

  1. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. 2ndSip scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Here you can clearly see the fresh sea breeze or the storage by the sea, which is reflected in every facet of the whisky.
    On the nose, emphatically spicy, this partly spicy spice is clearly retained in the taste.
    If you like a strong flavor with a touch of the sea breeze, this is the place for you; if you are looking for something fruity or sherry-accentuated, you have to look elsewhere - he / she will (guaranteed) not find anything like that here.
    Nice standard that should be tried; but you don't have to; Not that exciting for me personally.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      at first spicy on the nose, but it immediately resonates with something maritime: salty sea breeze with seaweed / seaweed. The spice turns to a leathery, earthy, woody aroma with tobacco and light smoke.
      After a certain time, a mentholic freshness appears in me, which at the same time has a pungent-peppery effect. I can't find clear fruit aromas straight away, maximum yellow stone fruit (apricot, peach).
    • Taste
      first a soft start, which immediately turns spicy and slightly peppery. The spice occupies the tongue and the tobacco / leather note from the nose can be found again.
      Just as spicy with the second sip, the chilli catch comes through, at the same time the whisky becomes creamy and oily. I don't find clear fruit notes here either - for me, the focus is clearly on the spice.
    • Finish
      the peppery spice sticks to my tongue for quite a while. An earthy, leathery and tobacco note slowly fades away alongside a small portion of oak for a long time.
      When you exhale through your nose, slightly smoky aromas (dry ashy (peat) smoke) flow out, which you can perceive more.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Apple, fig, peat and vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat, orange, anise and hay.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peat, gingerbread and apple.

  4. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Falang scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A nice, complex dram. Difficult to beat a Talisker 10y, Lagavulin 16y, Laphroaig 10y, Bowmore 10y,... These are classics! And they have been engineered perfectly. The Talisker 10 is gentle, missing some roughness actually... Bold, smokey, spicy, sweet, with orange and maritime elements like salt, wet ropes, wood. Bit watered down (45.8%) but more or less in balance. Would prefer a bit higher alcohol percentage (maybe 48%)? Not bad! But I prefer the Talisker Distiller's Editions ;-)

    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
      79 79
      The nose is peated, with beautiful hints of raw leather, stable, salt and golden grains. I have some sweet pear, apple peels, hint of honey.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Peppery at first. Then some very mild peat, bonfire hint of salt, bit kippery. Hint of vanilla, very soft caramel, with a relative soft body. There is also a Mediterranean influence with oranges, humus and lemon peel. Hint of iodine.
    • Finish
      75 75
      A typical whisky aftertaste, balanced and warm, hint of pepper. Sweets are transforming into toffee, hint of licorice, grains. Nice, medium long finish.

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I love the salty, honeyed seaside thing going on here, but it could be a bit beefier in the tail and the aftertaste. Talisker still offers one of the best core range malts, even if I think it's a bit diminished from when I last tried it.

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Young and cheeky and somehow charming in the old way. A dram with character.
    The PLV is completely ok. Lots of whisky for free.
    • Nose
      With the nose very close to the forest floor with particularly spicy wood notes. Slightly malty lemon and a little sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Well-balanced is clearly different. But everything that the nose promised, it hits the palate full on it. He knows how to assert himself. Even a bit oily fruity. Respect.
    • Finish
      Medium to rather short. Now it becomes clear that he is too young for top marks. Nevertheless he picked me up. Thanks.

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

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

  10. Jordanite scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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.

  11. WSP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  12. 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`,

  13. 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

  14. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  15. matho010 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

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

  16. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  18. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nice easy drinking malt, one of my favorite in the price range
    • Nose
      roasted cereals, honey, seaweed, licorice, oak, vanilla, mint, lemon
    • Taste
      sweet, peppery, maritime, oak, bourbon casein, lemon peel, citrus notes, fresh citrus oil,
    • Finish
      Warming, a bit oak, short to medium long, slight bitterness

  19. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Talisker-typical pepper is immediately in the nose. In addition a maritime note with a little toffee. The taste of the smoke builds up slowly. A pleasant sweetness is there, which mixes with a bit of light oak. In the finish then the typical pepper note. He is relatively quickly gone again.

  20. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A solid malt! Bold and spicy, with just enough peat smoke to make it that much more interesting. Don’t ask why I didn’t review this earlier. Wasn’t that big into the “usual suspects”… and peaters are not really my cup of tea anyway. This is quality stuff though. Now I would love to try the Distiller’s Edition.
    • Nose
      Salty smoke, then citrus syrup and a big chunk of oak. Gooseberries and pencil shavings (really!). With some air the whole thing turns sweeter – cotton candy, malt sugar, and pumpkin.
    • Taste
      Yes, definitely spicy! Lots of black pepper, followed by watered strawberries. Overall, this is less coastal than expected.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy – toffee, vanilla, and quite tannic.

  21. robain scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  22. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced. A very nice 10 year old!
    • Nose
      Nose: Smoky, peaty, oily, iodine, notes of old boathouse. Lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Palate: Rich taste, medium oiliness, spicy (black pepper and chili), peaty, lightly smoked, a slight spirit burn.
    • Finish
      Dry, medium long finish.

  23. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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