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.

49 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    30 June

    I first drank this whisky before the 10 year old and loved it despite a bit of an alcohol burn. However once I tried the 10 year old, I came to the realization that this is a whisky who isn't mature enough since the 10 year old is more balanced and I found no alcohol burn in there. And considering this cosgs more than the 10 year old, I'd go for the 10 year instead of this one. Don't get me wrong, it's still a fine dram, just a bit to lacking considering the higher price range.

  • 5
    12 June

    Bought a bottle of Skye at Munich duty free shop. Not a big fan of “ heavier” Talisker, but Skye was simply delightful. Spicy and enticing on my nose. Somewhat sweet but peppery on the palate, the light smoke coming through on the finish. I really enjoy!

  • 5
    4 May

    One of my all time favourite drams, perfectly balanced imo leaving a beautiful smoke after taste, a lot less harsh than others!

  • 4
    30 March

    Perfect??

  • 5
    23 March

    Those people who left a bad review must not really know their single malts. Taliker Skye has enough complexity to satisfy the most stringent palate. Yes, the nose can be loosely compared to sticky bandages of old; but by golly for those old enough, what wonderful memories it conjures. The taste is sublime: I personally detect four wonderfully smooth flavours. Yes, it packs a punch.......but isn't that what we want after a long day working to afford such a luxury.

  • 1
    2 March

    Taste of tcp by far the worst single malt I've ever tried

  • 1
    5 February

    Initial aroma of old-fashioned bandages! The kind you used to cut off! Drinking buddy said aroma like disinfectant. Sweetish smokey, sure. But too fiery an after taste. Not a good malt.

  • 1
    4 February

    I tried hard to like it but tastes likes combination of window cleaner and industrial solvent. And yes, I prefer smokey whiskeys but this makes me shake my head in horror.

  • 5
    28 January

    A real whisky nothing but the best

  • 1
    24 December 2017

    Quite disappointed.. Has no real complexity..made a mistake buying this one..

  • 5
    7 December 2017

    The very best smokey whisky I have ever had, the wood notes and the smoke is magnificent in this whisky, along with sweetness in the front of the tongue, and an amazing after taste. A must have!

  • 3
    28 November 2017

    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
    26 November 2017

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

  • 1
    25 November 2017

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

  • 3
    9 November 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

    Great tasting smoky whiskey. excellent product for its price range

  • 3
    15 September 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

    Good one.

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