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Overall rating
85.35/100
votes
1318
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281005416
Added on
07 Jul 2007 10:12 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.61

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 10-year-old

104 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.35 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Pleasant islander, comes very softly compared to NASs.
    • Nose
      Smoky nuances, seaweed, hot spices, fresh sour citruses, salt, fragrant flowers.
    • Taste
      Smoke, salted meat, peat, somewhere far away again citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      A long, simple but pleasant crust of bread with salt, pepper, smoke.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Talisker or Highland Park? Tastes like a combo of bourbon and sherry casks - and super active ones too so probably Talisker has the edge. Lots of sherried fruits, raisin in particular with a mineral, oily, earthiness in the bows that lurks around on the finish.
    T: Rich, full, woody arrival. Chocolate and oaky sherry notes provide for a long and fruitful development which grows and grows….
    F: …..chocolate, mineral, cardboard earthiness.
    C: Fabulous standard expression, better than the HP12. Always makes me wish Bunnahabhain would follow Talisker’s cask management which provides a consistency in quality time and time again.

    Scores a B

  5. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Always interesting, complex and a damn good dram.

    (Rating interval 84-87)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, maritime with sea salt and sea weed, shell fish and wet camp fire, citrus (lemon in particular) and dark bitter chocolate.
    • Taste
      It's sweet on the palate with waves of smoky salt and pepper, malt and banana peel. There is some nice pepper mint to initiate the finish...
    • Finish
      ...which is long and lingering with peat smoke, pepper mint and sea salt. There is a distinct feeling of banana flavored cough drops (bafucin in Swedish).

  6. Jimjam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A characterful one this - still, despite the fact that the bottle’s been open a while
    • Nose
      Brine! Very coastal this. Peat smoke only second, actually quite subtle. Flowering gorse. Some candied peel notes. Pine trees by the beach
    • Taste
      Sea-salty, soft smoke, light honey, but with depth of flavour
    • Finish
      Rich seville orange marmalade, warming then fading to smoke

  7. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is definitely a good product. It might be chill-filtered and colored but Diageo have the knowledge of creating tasty whisky anyway, without doubts.

    (Rating interval 85-87)
    • Nose
      Marine, salt peat, white glue, black and white pepper corns, sweet vanilla and more peat.
    • Taste
      A nice delivery of sweet peat, sea salt, burnt sugar, honey and slightly grassy. Very spicy with cracked black pepper that back up the overall marine impression. Does not feel as young on the palate as on the nose. It becomes sweeter with water. 
    • Finish
      The finish is long with peat, salty peat returning to the sides of the tongue with honey flavors without the sweetness. Almost like a cough tablet with honey flavor.

  8. Roosty scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    What to say ? For less than 40 euros, a single malt essential and unbeatable that never disappoints! A must have at home! Smoked and iodized profile very interesting, distilled to perfection, with fruity and sweet notes in the background. Without doubt the best "entry level" of the market.
    • Nose
      Smoked, iodine notes very present (no kidding?). Excellent! Influence of the barrel, fruity notes in the background, but smoke and iodine dominate.
    • Taste
      Powerful attack but not aggressive. Pepper, seaside, seaweed, salt water, pepper, light smoke, fruits, sugar, pepper, quite creamy. The percentage at 45.8% is perfect, neither too powerful nor weak.
    • Finish
      Between medium and long. Salty, peppery, powerful, moderately smoky.

  9. Auriverdes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  10. Carlos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    For me not a Whisky for beginners as it is a very intense one with character.

    No comment on the colour as it's not a natural color. But in all fairness: Talisker only colours to maintain the same colour across the batches and not to mislead the customer.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong bonfire smoke, not as heavy as in p.e. young Laphroaigs but very present. Maritime, coastal, sweet and toasted clove in the background, black pepper. Some smell green olives and rosemary but I didn't get them.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Intense spices, citrus, intense chili catch, some caramel in the background, clove, getting stronger with every sip, salty and maritime.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The intense spices stay, chili catch mixed with the maritime and salty character, maybe some dry cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest. Very powerful and again: might not be the best Whisky for beginners ;)

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