Talisker 10 Year Old70cl / 45.8%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- White Pepper
Talisker 10 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Advocate
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.
73 Customer Reviews
Though the nose suggests sweet malt, I found dry white pepper and slight brine w/ mild and pleasant smoke, to a smoked salmon and cracked pepper finish pleasant and enjoyable. Thinner and less richness than some, but versatile and more often welcome.
The first sip I ever had, I thought it tasted exactly like cedar plank smoked salmon and it turned me off because I wasn''t expecting it. Then 6 months later I bought a bottle on a whim because I couldn''t stop thinking about this bizarre fish whisky. The more I drank, the less "fishy" it became and more so it resembled sweet, salty, smoky, peppery barbecue sauce with a hint of sea air. Not my favorite because I love it, but one of my favorites because I can''t forget it. You could blindfold me and I''ll always know Talisker.
Very pleasant, will try again.
Unbelievable. I''ve tried a fair amount of scotches across the board now, and I have to say that this is one of the best. Laphroaig I found just far too punishing to be enjoyable other than to a select crowd, but Talisker has just the right amount of smoke to give it tremendous flavour without entering the realm of ridiculous. Beautiful hit of tangy fruit right off the bat and a full mouthfeel combined with a lingering and sweet smokiness that simply has to be experienced. An experience...I can feel the sea spray and hear the roar of the ocean when tasting this one.
A very enjoyable smoke in this one. It lingers immensely without overpowering the silky flow. Pleasantly surprised.
Traditionally compared to the Islay malts, however this dram tastes somewhat neutered to me. It is sad, if indeed the character of the whisky has changed from what it was before. Back to Lagavulin and Laphroaig for me.
Don''t be put off by the low rating compared to other whiskeys, This is a fine whiskey
Talisker 10 y.o has certainly lost its way. It is definitely sweeter and has lost the smack of seaweed and pepper that it used to have.
Great blend of smoke and sweetness - with fire to finish! Very enjoyable.
Was dubious to try, some bad feedback on here. Gotta say I love it :)