Talisker Skye

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker Skye
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An easy-drinking Talisker, taking the distillery's classically rugged character and softening it out, while maintaining the smoky and sweet notes the distillery is known for. More approachable, but still definitely Talisker.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Island
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Orange Orange
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke

Talisker Skye Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Rich notes of stewed apple and pear with some treacle toffee and hint of marzipan. There’s some subdued smoke puffing away in the background along with cured meat and a touch of liquorice. Much more approachable than the 10yo.

    Palate: Ah, this is Talisker, all right … there’s that trademark punch of black and pepper and smoke, accompanied by stone fruits and a rich, mouthfilling texture.

    Finish: On the short side, with the smoke outlasting the fruit.

    Comment: Definitely the little brother of the 10yo, this is a baby Talisker that wants to be taken seriously, even if it doesn’t quite have the brawn and muscle of its elder sibling.

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Green apple and conference pear at the front, with brine at the rear and a hint of nutmeg.

    Palate: Waxy texture with sweet smoke, green apple and a hint of tar.

    Finish: The fruit disappears leaving a dry smoky finish.

  • Producer's notes

    Appearance: Bright 18 carat gold with polished copper lights.

    Nose: Starts gently with the glorious citrus-sweetness of fresh oranges. A touch of water tames the spice and smoke, but the aroma remains maritime.

    Body: Medium yet softly textured.

    Palate: Soft and sweet at first with very light smoke.

    Finish: Long and warming, yet also fresh, with a big, peppery finale and a late trace of sweet smoke.

38 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    13 days ago

    More or less what you would expect from the second cheapest Talisker. It's got some peat, salt, and a bit of fruit. That said it doesn't have all that much going on. If you want a better, comparably priced, Island Scotch I would recommend Talisker Storm, or even the 10 year.

  • 4
    14 days ago

    Tar pit, whoever says he tasted anything else is lying. My tar soap smells like it tastes in a good way.

  • 1
    25 November

    All the charm of a long distance runners sock dipped diesel. Dire.

  • 3
    9 November

    A nice twist from Talisker 10 but i think it got little too far from the original we all love. Still a refreshing variation indeed.

  • 3
    22 October

    Pretty good! I’d say it has quite a festive taste - spice, sweet, orange and smoke. It doesn’t linger too long on the palette and so is very easy to sip but does have a bit of fire that dances on the back of the throat - which I love! In my short-lived whisky drinking career, I wouldn’t say this was at all complex, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable and probably a great one to have with friends (not close friends.. ones you just kind of like.. you know?) Now I’ve had this bottle for 18 months and am convinced that it tastes smoother now than it did at the beginning.

  • 5
    14 October

    Great tasting smoky whiskey. excellent product for its price range

  • 3
    15 September

    Talisker Skye is a great start to smokey whiskeys, it's not the best one out there, much prefer JW double black but non the less a decent whiskey

  • 4
    12 September

    Really nice smokey whisky. The smoke is present but not too much on the foreground. For beginning Whisky drinkers, this is a nice introduction to the smokey ones. We always end the evening with this one.

  • 5
    14 July

    Good one.

  • 5
    13 July

    Awesome

  • 1
    23 June

    I am MOST disappointed by the lack of depth. I am used to teh 10 year old Talisker. I consider the fact that this is clearly a much younger scotch but no indication is given as to its age. this is a ripoff.

  • 5
    5 May

    Talisker ha a distinct taste profile which while it may not be for all, never fails to deliver the smokey tones this single malt is cherished for. If smokey isn't your thing, look elsewhere. For those who appreciate the taste profile, Talisker never fails to deliver.

  • 3
    7 March

    Not that great. The nose is good, the tadte disappointing.

  • 3
    13 November 2016

    Not a bad whisky but not amazing, I like talisker but was a slightly disappointed with this think it is worth paying a few quid more to get a better bottle from talisker. However it is perfectly drinkable and certainly didn't feel like I'd been ripped off. I just feel there is far better available in the same price range like highland park 12yo or some of the cheaper entries from just.

  • 4
    29 October 2016

    drinking it now.....i like it well enough....pleasant smoke, sweet but not overly.

  • 5
    7 October 2016

    I'm a passionate Irish Whiskey drinker.Given a bottle of Talisker Skye Single Malt as a gift. Excellent whisky, sweet and smokey. Recommended

  • 4
    29 August 2016

    very nice! got through the bottle a little too quickly. very drinkable on its own

  • 4
    23 July 2016

    A new bottle, so could change half way through the bottle, if so will update my review. Colour is full on Amber or even heading towards caramel. Not surprising since it probably has E150a colour added and is probably chill filtered. Colour cannot come from refill or toasted American white oak casks. Nose - smoke of course, but strong orange aroma, pepper, then vanilla, cereals and then toast. Palate - sweet, smoke and spicy. Finish - long and smokey, strong. A pleasant enough whisky. Wouldn't prefer over the 10 year old if no choice, but a nice enough alternative. Robert Louis Stevenson would, I suspect, approve. Legs are slow to move from the coatline and slow down the glass, oily.

  • 2
    27 June 2016

    Strange smell quite unlike any other whisky I've drunk - almost a hint of pear drops. Not one for me

  • 4
    10 June 2016

    A pleasant dram. Not to compare with others but to accept its unique smoky taste.

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