Talisker 10 Years

The Talisker 10 years old is the main standard bottling from the Talisker distillery. It is a spicy, smoky, malty whisky from the Isle of Skye.

The Talisker 10 years old is the main standard bottling from the Talisker distillery. It is a spicy, smoky, malty whisky from the Isle of Skye.

Details about this bottle Edit
5424
Talisker
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
45.8%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon- and sherry casks
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Salt:
Spices:
Fruit:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Bonfire Smoke:
Sherry:
Iodine:
Vanilla:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Ham:
Leather:
Oak:
Herb:
Chili:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Caramel:
Heather:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Berries:
Honey:
Pear:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Walnut:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Pepper:
Chili:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Fruit:
Malt:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dried Fruit:
Nuts:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Ham:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Lemon:
Orange:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Heather:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Honey:
Leather:
Peach:
Raisin:
Almonds:
Cake:
Clove:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Finish
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Chili:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Malt:
Oak:
Fruit:
Salt:
Herb:
Sherry:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Herbs:
Ham:
Nuts:
Alcohol:
Hay:
Iodine:
Vanilla:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Medicinal Smoke:

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Tasting Notes 46

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leonwine
17. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeSalt

Taste: nice rich salty spice with good clean smoky flavour in the backend bitter chocolate. Dry on the end

Finish: long lasting . Good power and nice spicy finish.

Comment:
Nice alc is abit sharp I would like to taste older Taliskers
15. Feb 2017
Vinchook
29. Aug 2018
Nosing:
Light Smoke. Slightly sweet smell develops. Does not burn the nose hairs like the (Islay whisky does) Biscuit smell slowly develops - on the second nosing.

Taste:
This whisky invites you in with the slightly sweet chilli taste then burns your tongue like there's no tomorrow! Burning! Mouthwatering if kept in the mouth without swishing.

Finish:
Warm pleasant finish after the burn subsides. Warming to the stomach.

Comment:
This is how a whiskey should be. An excellent combination of heat and sweet. It's not obviously sweet but there's enough of a hint there to balance the chilli heat smoke. Has a much more rounded, balanced taste than say the Laphroaig 10 & Ardbeg 10. One of my faves!
Gabrielmbc
23. Mar 2021
Nosing: Maritime NotesSaltSeaweedPeat SmokeIodine

Taste: SpicesMaritime NotesSeaweedOak

Finish: Maritime NotesSeaweedSpices

Comment: A fantastic whisky worth trying!
13. Jun 2021
Nosing:
Peat SmokeSaltMaritime NotesSpicesOakSweetLeather
Taste:
OakOilSweetFruitSpices
Finish:
SpicesOakHerb
Comment:

It reminds me of shells and mollusci on the nose, (much in contrast with lagavulin's smoked salmon). The bitterness is found really at the end for me, I also seem to not be able to find the pepper on the taste, but I believe that's because the bottle has been open for a while, I might've lost that with time. Sweet has been well conserved, I assume it's chili sweet since I can't really find vanilla or similar. I can find leather and coffee easily in most whiskies, at least in the aftertaste, this is no exception (It might be just mee).
HerrThorsen
26. Apr 2018
08. Dec 2018
20. Jul 2019
Nosing: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeLeatherFruitSweet

Taste: GingerSweetPeat SmokeFruitSpicesPepperChili

Finish: Peat SmokeFruit

Comment: It worth his price. If you like smoky whisky and itresting tastes i highly recomanded (Classic Malts Green best if you a starter)
09. Jul 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke

Taste: Peat SmokeChiliPepper

Finish: Peat SmokeChiliPepper

Comment: Absolutely one of the best 10 year old Scotch whiskies imho!
ebinm1
23. Aug 2018
Nosing: Strong peatiness, hint of the seaside but not so apparent

Taste: Citrus, caramel, spicy?

Finish: Long, really long and warm

Comment: Arguably one of the best bang for your buck single malt whiskies available. Price depends on your location though.