Talisker 10 Year Old Sample

3cl / 45.8%
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Talisker 10 Year Old Sample
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A benchmark entry-level malt, Talisker 10 is intensely spicy with a maritime character and smoky notes.
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10 Year Old

This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

Product name

Talisker 10 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Heather Heather
  • White Pepper White Pepper
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Malt Malt

Talisker 10 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

    90 Points

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Appearance: Brilliant gold.
    Nose: Powerful peat-smoke with sea-water saltiness, the liquor of fresh oysters, a citrus sweetness.

    Body: Full.

    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.

97 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 days ago

    Always the best Talisker but running out so no longer on retail shelves.

  • 5
    3 October

    New to Whiskey, but a head and Shoulders above everything else I have tasted, the salt and brine notes are subtly subjugated by a sweetness that balances the flavour, very nice

  • 5
    10 September

    This may be my favorite peated whisky, along with Lagavulin 16 and Lagavulin 8. This is precisely what seaside peated drams should taste like. Peat, smoke, brine, and the ocean. All balanced by a floral sweetness. Outstanding

  • 5
    10 September

    This may be my favorite peated whisky, along with Lagavulin 16 and Lagavulin 8. This is precisely what seaside peated drams should taste like. Peat, smoke, brine, and the ocean. All balanced by a floral sweetness. Outstanding

  • 5
    28 August

    A great tasting whisky. Very difficult to find in supermarkets though.

  • 5
    2 August

    One that really needs no introduction.

  • 5
    12 June

    Best value for money period..

  • 5
    1 April

    Great whisky. in the beginning it's smoky, then it becomes like cold, damp, rocky beach smell. Very thick, oily. after taste it returns very sweet and cold aroma, reminds me cold black tea with a lot of sugar. Very long and sweet finish. fantastic whisky!

  • 3
    20 February

    It's OK not good or great. It has a nice balance of sweet, spicey and peat but the finish is lacking. Disappointing !

  • 4
    4 February

    Taste of Ocean, salty, smoky, turfy full-bodied with citrus sweetness and black pepper finish and long lasting aftertaste. Love it.

  • 5
    28 January

    Not really drank Whisky for many years. I received a bottle of Talisker 10 Year old as 60th Birthday present. It is the best tasting Whisky I have ever drank. Beautiful smokey after taste.

  • 5
    17 January

    This is my second, perhaps my third bottling and it is the same every time; Absolutely majestic. The thing about Talisker 10 is the balance between the sweet richness to counter balance the peppery smoke and brine of the coast. Excellent stuff

  • 5
    31 December 2016

    My favorite single malt. Love the briny note that I sometimes get.

  • 5
    29 December 2016

    Excellent whisky & good value for money. Definitely be buying more Talisker 10yo.

  • 5
    14 December 2016

    Very complex taste in my opinion, but tastes great! Smokey, spicy, sweet fruit-ish taste with a pinch of seasalt. This brand and year going to be on my shelf for years to come.

  • 4
    30 November 2016

    One of my favorites with a nice balance of dried fruit sweetness, smoke, pepper, and a bit of peat. Developed a delicious toffee flavor at the finish. Delicious!

  • 5
    17 November 2016

    I have never left a review for an alcohol before. However, this bottle merits it. I am not new to single malt scotches. My father keeps Glenfiddich 12yr - 15yr - 18yr, Lagavualin 16yr, Laphroaig 10 yr, Balvenie 12yr, and Glenlivet 12yr in our cabinet at all times, (and many other bottles), and I have grown up tasting these scotches my entire life. All of these scotches have their merits and occasions. However, Talisker, is without a doubt my favorite by a mile. I'm not experienced with giving tasting notes, and as such I cannot put into words what I like about Talisker so much. Also, I see that some reviewers have stated that the "taste" of Talisker has changed in the past few years, which certainly has not happened (at least in the past 7 years or so). There is a quality that distinguishes Talisker from all other single malts, and this quality grows on you with time. I think I appreciate the flavor and feel of Talisker more and more each time I try it. I can identify a Talisker instantly nowadays, and it is always a superb and enjoyable flavor.

  • 3
    30 October 2016

    Like drinking sea water, not the best bottle to start getting into talisker, better with 57 north.

  • 4
    26 August 2016

    It's a pretty nice whisky. If I have it with some food, like a pizza, it's quite good, I also had it with sushi and loved that as well. On a clean palate it's a bit rough, somewhat too soapy for my tastebuds. But overall still smooth and easy to drink. I had a bottle about a year ago and I don't remember the soapy quality, in fact I remember it as being quite a bit better...

  • 5
    30 July 2016

    This is an excellent whisky that tends to get grouped in with the Islay whiskies. It really should be included with the coastal whiskies. Think Oban or Old Pulteney. On the nose you get malt and fruit with a little smoke mixed in. On the palate heavy malt with some smoke and brine. The finish is long and peppery. I tend to favor sherried highland/speyside whiskies or heavily peated Islay whiskies. Whiskies like this are great for a change of pace.

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