Talisker 10 Year Old

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker 10 Year Old
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A massive success as the island representative in Diageo's 'Classic Malts' series, Talisker 10yo's profile keeps increasing as more fans discover its intense coastal spicy, peaty character. A truly elemental malt.
Always a benchmark. 90 points –  Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
10 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Island
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

119 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    24 April

    great island scotch. love it

  • 5
    19 April

    What else can be said? It's a truly excellent scotch. Remarkably complex, featuring a variety of great flavor contrasts. The smoke is there without being overpowering, and the taste is a vibrant combination of sweet malts, medicinal iodine, and a lingering brine accented by delightfully surprising pepper on the end. Talisker is one of the first scotches I distinctly remember enjoying, and it's a must try for any whisky enthusaist.

  • 4
    23 March

    definitely a salinity to this. the smokiness is the aspect which comes through most strongly, followed shortly by a blooming heat. the flavor profile here evokes rough & windswept rocky coast...

  • 2
    17 March

    Sadly, Jimvic73 is right. I’ve just bought and started a new bottle of Talisker 10. Not a hint of smoke, peat or brine – just Oloroso sherry. Smooth and very sweet, with flavours of raisins, toasted brown sugar and white pepper. If you like uncomplicated, heavily-sherried whisky, this might suit you - but It’s not what I was expecting and it’s not why I bought the stuff. If you’re looking for a smoky, peaty malt, then delete Talisker 10 from your shopping list.

  • 3
    21 February

    What has happened to the peaty aroma? I have been drinking this brand for over 50years very disappointed at the latest bottle. Why change a the taste?

  • 1
    20 February

    Worst whisky ever!!

  • 5
    19 February

    I have only ever bought bourbon, however, after trying Talisker 10 at a bar recently i couldn't resist buying a bottle to have at home. Absolutely fantastic, especially if you like a smokey peat!

  • 5
    14 February

    A salty and slightly fruity nose with medium peat, surprisingly sweet and very moorish. A long peppery finish. A superb whisky for a budget under ?40

  • 5
    14 February

    Probably, cost/performance, my favorite whisky. It has the body and punch of the Laphroiag or Lagavulin in a more refined delivery with slightly less oak but more complex lingering notes. Just an absolutely brilliant achivement at this price point. Recommended for ANYONE.

  • 5
    2 February

    I really enjoy the sweet yet smokey taste I only ever have just the one glass but savour every sip

  • 3
    22 January

    I enjoy Storm more than the 10. There. I said it. Everything is here - that peppery kick, that coastal freshness, a very delicate amount of harmonious smoke...yet, I'm still missing something here that stops it from reaching it's potential. Very refined and layered, but I wouldn't buy another bottle. Storm isn't the most complex, but I enjoy the flavors more.

  • 5
    20 January

    Smokey petey flavour, salty at the end but unbelievably tasty

  • 5
    17 January

    I just love this peaty, smokey and fruity Skye production with the peppery finish. It's one of my standbys.

  • 5
    5 January

    A favourite of old! Renewed acquaintance after some time enjoying Islay malts. Back to my No. 1 choice.

  • 5
    26 December 2017

    Wonderful

  • 5
    6 December 2017

    I bought this whisky solely based on reviews and I must say that they were spot on. This is among the kings of single malts and you simply must try, nay, buy this whisky. You will not be disappointed. Superlative. Full marks.

  • 5
    5 December 2017

    Unbelievably smooth with a flavour and fragrance that just makes you smile. My new favourite!! Drink straight.

  • 5
    28 November 2017

    My desert island whisky

  • 5
    27 November 2017

    My son and husband really enjoyed this whisky. It is a favourite.

  • 5
    10 November 2017

    Amazingly warming with a lovely glow

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