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.
Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • 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.

26 Customer Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 5
    2 June 2016

    My first tasting, accompanied by mousetrap cheddar and Granny Smith apple and it was good! The apple acidity was cut through by the Talisker and then the mellow mousetrap cheese with the smokiness. A foretaste of heaven :)

  • 4
    27 May 2016

    Appley citrus nose which gets sweet toffee with a drop of water. Good Talisker sweet peaty smoke and dried fruit on the palate but with an oily tar that drags through the disappointing finish. Not getting the briney sea spray coastal notes I hoped for. Improves significantly if you splosh a little Caol Ila 12 in. I would choose the 10 unless this was significantly cheaper.

  • 2
    24 May 2016

    Smooth given its strength (46%), but lacking in flavour to my taste. It's on the fruity side and doesn't have much peat, so it's fairly easy to drink, but for my money there are many better whiskies for less. On the flavourful side I'd take Highland Park 12, while Balvenie Doublewood is nicer on the sweet and smooth end. Basically this is a little bland and not worth the price. Sainsburys own Taste the Difference was a lot more interesting and just as smooth for cheaper.

  • 4
    18 May 2016

    Lovely stuff

  • 4
    18 May 2016

    Not a fan of peaty and smokey whisky but was very impressed with this. I will definately buy it again.

  • 5
    15 April 2016

    Sweet to start, then peppery, then all that disapears to leave a gloriously lasting smokey flavour.

  • 5
    19 March 2016

    I really enjoy the NAS Taliskers. Comparing the standard NAS bottles I actually prefer the nose on the Skye compared to 10yo and the finish on the Storm is out of this world. I would still opt for the 10yo based on balance but I think the Skye is fantastic and just pips Storm on the whole.

  • 5
    28 February 2016

    I think overall I prefer the original Talisker but I find this a very enjoyable variation on a theme. Sweet to start and definitely peppery on the finish. Well worth taking the plunge.

  • 4
    20 January 2016

    Better than a lot of whisky, and easier to drink than most.

  • 2
    31 December 2015

    Had finished off a bottle of Singleton and moved on to this. First impression not good . Aroma of disinfectant. Just not my cup of tea at all nor that of my drinking partner. Will be a struggle to get to the bottom of this one but will persevere.

  • 5
    26 December 2015

    Not a connoisseur and can't handle the really smokey and peaty ones, this one is really tasty.

  • 1
    25 December 2015

    This is by far the worst tasting single malt going

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