Talisker 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2007 10:00 pm

Average value

€ 70,00

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

100 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    `Talisker 10 / 45,8%`
    The aroma of smoky nuances, algae, hot spices, fresh sour citruses, salt, fragrant flowers. Smoke, salty meat, peat are on the taste, citrus is somewhere far away again. The finish is long, simple, but pleasant, a crust of bread with salt, pepper, smoke.

    A pleasant islander, it comes in very gently compared to NAS from Talisker. I did not have enough a little assertiveness, it turned out to be very balanced. I drink such drinks not for the sake of drinking, they tell a different story. After being tested, Skye expected that the bite would be stronger. Drink and buy definitely worth it, who does not like the aggression of Skye, a dozen will definitely go down.
    `Score 84`
    © belwhisky.club

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    I've had several drams out of two different bottlings the last 5 years which both had a very rancid sourness (like sauerkraut from a barrel) in the nose. Not so much present in taste and development but it totally ruins the overall experience for me. I will steer away from this for quite some time.
    • Nose
      56 56
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This incredibly wild, boisterous and impressive malt (his "Chilli-Catch" is unique) is perhaps the best 10-year standard malt in the world! Top price!
    • Nose
      maritime salty, spiciness, pepper, clearly wood smoke, yellow fruit;
    • Taste
      unique peppery explosive chilli explosion on the palate, spice, some smoke, citrus fruits (peach); Malt, oak;
    • Finish
      powerful, long, spicy peppery finish; Malting sweetness sounds;

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Boa, what a powerhouse. Noteworthy, what is behind the initial enormous sharpness all over the mouth for flavors and tastes.
    I'm excited. He has it all.
    • Nose
      A sweet note (I still find it hard to distinguish between heath and malt) is here in any case. The smoke comes paired with a maritime touch.
    • Taste
      At first just crazy hot in the mouth. Everything is burning. Not like a schnapps, rather than biting into a chili. After some time in the mouth (if you got used to the heat), a dry fruitiness spreads. Now the smoke is building up too. The mouth becomes drier. The second sip after a long time in the mouth can now also recognize a sweet note (malt?) The sweetness is always present.
    • Finish
      Very long and very warm. Smoke remains and the mouth becomes progressively drier.

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasty smoky and somehow to poor port. But I do not know why I did not like it before.

  6. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The first thing that comes to mind is the astounding balance that is accomplished. The fiery smoke and bold spices definitely stay in check and do not overpower. In stead the room these two leave is filled with beautiful aromatic flavours that balance the whole with their freshness. The mix of flavours develop beautifully in the glass and on the tongue, and remain entangled far into the finish. The only slightly negative point for me would be the caramel colouring. The price, however, is a give-away for the quality that is delivered. All in all, a whisky worthy of a place in the collection of any whisky aficionado!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Directly, I encounter fresh salt and salty fudge, then freshly sawn pinewood. The peat starts to develop in a clear way but also kinda mellow, as if it is slowly but decisively filling my nose. What follows can best be described as earthy, in fact, the wet earth you smell on an autumn morning with damp rising from the ground. In combination with a fresh-lit wood fire, fresh tobacco and cigars. Before the smoke can overwhelm you, a fresh and sweet fruitiness calmly appears with fresh pears, sweet apples, sugared citrus and grapefruit. Water particularly unlocks the fruitiness. In addition, a slightly acidic backbone is present, think of unripe banana, just opened orange parts, orange jam, ginger jam, and marmalade. In between these smoky and fruity flanks, threads of sweet spice are spun. Spiced honey and spiced fruit, a peculiar black-peppered sweetness, and some salty cashew nuts. Everything appears beautifully orchestrated.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The moment the liquid rolls onto your tongue, you become aware of the smoke that gives a prickling and spicy sensation, in particular cracking black pepper and a teaspoon of nutmeg. After the first waves, the smoke is enriched with notes of leather, wax, furnished wood, along with some some medicinal tones. When the smoke recedes, fruity flavours come forward with poached pears, fresh apples, lime skin, sweet citrus, and prickling Fanta. The smoke reappears with additional notes, like fresh earth, champignons, cardboard, and becomes slightly dusty. The full balance is enhanced with notes of honey, toffee and nuts. In the long finish the smokiness goes for a full return, embracing the smooth fruity flavours.
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Talisker 10 always works, in every situation. One of the better standards.
    • Nose
      87 87
      the smoke is not really intrusive, the first thing I notice is the typical mild pungency and pepperiness that Talisker likes to attribute to it, plus caramel, which is quite creamy, with light sweetness, some salt, sea breeze, sour yellow fruit
    • Taste
      87 87
      full-bodied and very sweet, here too the smoke rather reserved, ripe peach, also here the chilli-catch, in the back he becomes stronger, some oak, vanilla, the mouthfeel is totally juicy,
    • Finish
      86 86
      a lot of peach, light smoke, now some salt, a slight tingling and pulling on the tongue, warming

  8. 40four scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful whisky for its 10 years, with not so much variety of flavors and flavors creates the impression of deep, kaleidoscopic, multifaceted; excellent balance, excellent pitchnost, bright memorable character. (alas, the next version was weaker).
    • Nose
      Amazingly refreshing resin, sea, a little smoke and ash, in the background something sour-fruity - everything is mixed like in a kaleidoscope, then one other tone comes to the fore - perfectly.
    • Taste
      Explosion of spices, pepper, citrus notes, grapefruit, dried fruits, nuts. Slightly loses flavor.
    • Finish
      Warm, peppery against the background of sweet and sour fruit and burnt sugar, long. A worthy continuation of the aroma in strength and balance.

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong start. Pleasant smoke. Sea breeze. Fruity behind the smoke. Strawberries or grapes. But also oak.
    • Taste
      Strong, spicy impression. A lot of oak. Slightly sour-vinous grape note. No sweetie.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Smoke rises from the throat over the palate.


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