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.
700 ml
Isle of Skye Map
Bottle code
Added on
12 sep 2015 5:48 pm by Schoppenhauer

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.32 points.

  1. Commandant Pastor scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    An excellent single malt from Sky, albeit of varying quality from year to year.
    Still, at its best, it offers a solid nose: smoky and peppery, a robust body and a relatively long finish for its young age.
    • Nose
      Smoked, peppery.
    • Taste
      Quite dry, very fruity, fairly consistent with the nose.
    • Finish
      Quite long due to the high alcohol content.
      Consistent with the palate without being monotonous.

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  3. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aroma: Salty, smoky and strong with sea water and a lemony sweetness.
    Taste: Sweet and smoky with barley malt and dried fruits. An intense note of pepper.
    Finish: Warming, intense and persistent with pepper.

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really recommendable, great standard!
    • Nose
      Spicy, dense smoke. Behind are sweet, bright fruit notes. Smoked ham and salty sea spray. Smells really like these Bacon Barbecue Chips. Salted malt and sweetish vanilla. In the background are few splashes of lemon. With time, a leather flavor becomes more and more apparent. A pinch of pepper and licorice come along.
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity sweet onset. This Bacon-Barbecue Chips flavor also in the taste. Salted apricot jelly. This light lemon flavor also in the taste. Some leather and actually a bit of liquorice. Above all this full smoke. Jo ... towards the end, then the legendary chili sharpness. But in a manageable, delicious area.
    • Finish
      Medium long and pleasantly spicy. The full smoke lingers. Subtle salt note, paired with a nice fruit sweetness.

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Pungent and heat whirl on a rusty sea spray, brine and kippery with floral fragrant beneath it. Clean and direct.

    Palate:- Brown sugar and spicy with layer of fruits in the middle. Touch of umami and delicious. Balance and full body.

    Finish:- Long and dry mouthfeel. Weedy root.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Schoppenhauer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Completely agree with Volanne... Actually,Talisker 10 is one of the few recent malts I re-tasted that was as good as my previous experience.

  7. Volanne did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    4/100 for this batch according to a taster. I wouldn't dare scoring a malt that low without droping a line explaining what I found unpleasant to that extend. Just a matter of respect and common sense...


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