A massive success as the island representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malts' series, Talisker 10yo's profile keeps increasing as more fans discover its intense coastal spicy, peaty character. A truly elemental malt. Malt Maniacs Awards 2010: Best Natural Cask Award 2010 (Daily Drams)
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CountryScotlandRegionIslandBottlerDistillery BottlingAge10 Year Old
Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that give the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker's smoke, which ain't as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Appearance: Brilliant gold.
Nose: Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters, a citrus sweetness.
Palate: A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper.
Finish: Huge, long, warming peppery finish with an appetising sweetness.
Customer Reviews: (57 reviews)
As Ruaraidh says above, the awful Covent Garden ad agency-style packaging almost put me off buying what turned out to be a reasonably-priced and great-tasting whisky, certainly packing the briny tang other critics have noted here. This is only the second good whisky I have tried after a bottle of The Dalmore 15-years-old; the journey ahead looks set to be an enjoyable one.
- Mike Collins, 26th August
Surprised by all the comments about this whiskey's peatiness. I'm no fan of Islay whiskeys, but this one IMO, is awesome. No big peaty flavor, just delicious honey, smokey flavor.
- Daniel , 2nd June
This is one of the great whiskies, It should be in every drinks cupboard.This is the one bottle I would not leave behind.
- Johnny Norfolk, 16th May
Talisker is a phenomenal 10yr. Bottled at a higher strength with a depth and complexity that will amaze newcomers and also satisfy the most experienced palates. Unless you can't stand any peat in your whisky this is definitely one everyone must try.
- The Colonel, 7th April
I think Talisker is one of the great whiskies. No gimicks just a super whisky to enjoy on your own after a busy day, or with friends and family.
All Island whiskies are something special, and to my mind this is the best.
- Johnny Norfolk, 28th March
One of the most popular malts around and rightly so, there's something about this Island malt that helps it endure. Sweet smokiness, depth, maritime salt - just gorgeous really. Definitely one to have on your shelf once you're making your way boldly into the wonderful world of scotch.
- Sean Sankey, 4th Dec '12
My favourite winter mountain biking dram.
- Bonzo, 27th Nov '12
It's still the "Go To" single malt in this price range - the older Taliskers are just sublime, a testimony to the art of whisky making, but I have to say the new packaging for the ten is really tacky, it very nearly put me off buying a replacement for the one I just finished.
- Ruaraidh, 27th Nov '12
Been a fan of this for a few years: absolutely stonking whisky. It combines smoky and sweet flavors perfectly IMO. Great value too.
- FM, 27th Nov '12
This is my kind of whisky for a winters night. Someone described it as "liquid Harris Tweed," and both keep you warm.I think it is very good value for money and worth trying. Hope you like it as well.
- Johnny Norfolk., 15th Oct '12
After tasting over one hundred different malts I can tell this: As an overall impression, this is simply the best whisky of them all!
Although it is an isle product, it combines the isle and the highland aroma in a best possible way! As Tina Turner would put it: Simply the best!
- Slobodan Mitrovic, 25th Sep '12
big let down for me to much smoke i think
- martyn, 14th Aug '12
really, really big flavor. is it better than laphroaig? not in my opinion, is it of the same quality? no sadly, i think i rate laphroaig too high.
however at the price, and the extra strength these little differences are do not add up too all that much.
personally i think it is the best value for money for any peat lover, it is also a change from islay. 87.5/100
- bobby, 9th Aug '12
Where have you been all my life! Got Talisker 10 year old as a bithday present at my 50 years birthday. There is no way back, absolutely spendid whisky!
- Icelander...., 28th Feb '12
This single malt has everything going for it and is excellent value for money: Strong flavours mainly peat and oak a very warming malt and at 45.8% the alcohol effect is quick to hit home, perfect for winter sat in front of a roaring fire.
- JW, 26th Nov '11
Currently my favourite whisky (mind you this changes regularly). This ticks almost every box for me (price, value, taste..). Ideal for those who like the smokey aspect of a whisky but find Laphroaig a little too harsh
- Bert, 11th Oct '11
Simply the best 10 year old on the market! Never had a bad Talisker out of their range!
- Telford D., 19th Jul '11
Absolutely a fan of this from today. Wow. Far more complex than Laphroaig. Layered, deep, sweet,full, love the banana, burnt-sugar, wow, such a find. On special today, from 4300 yen, to 3500 yen. So worth the splurge. Like good wine, Scotch is deserving of a few more pennies. YUM.
- www.japanchored2.blogspot.com, 12th Jul '11
This is a good malt if you want something thats got a decent kick, spicy flavor, and a hint of smoke at the end of it all. If you find you like the smoke then skip this and jump up to an Ardbeg or a Laphroaig (haven't tried Lagavulin yet)
- James D., 22nd Jun '11
This was my very first single malt, before I knew anything about peat. I was blown away by its magnificence then. 10 years on I still am.