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
Distillery Bottling
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.

124 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    7 days ago

    Smokey, Peppery, and very complex. Not a beginner's whiskey whatsoever.

  • 5
    7 days ago

    Some of the best whisky ever.

  • 3
    2 September

    Sweet, peppery with a distinctive sea-brine, this is a very very enjoyable dram. What it lacks however, is the smokiness of which there is but a subtle hint beneath the citrus rich body. The smoke comes out on the long, long finish, almost as an afterthought. I enjoyed this a lot, but not as much as I was hoping to...

  • 5
    22 July

    One of my favourite whiskies ever. I am someone with a complete lack of creativity, and only started drinking scotch a couple of months ago. So as you might have expected very rarely does a whisky actually invoke imagery in me, but this does it and is the only one i have tasted so far to do so . As I drink it, it makes me think of eating freshly caught fish cooked over a wood fire, sitting on a cliff watching the waves crash against the rocks. The only word I can use to describe this whisky is magical. The aroma is sweet yet pleasantly smoky. The initial taste mostly consists of brine and peat smoke, but as you let the flavour develop in your mouth, it evolves into a lovely sweetness, with nice hints of wildflower. As you swallow it again evolves, bringing out pepper notes. This whisky may not be the smoothest out there, but all the flavours still harmonise perfectly, but in a way that each flavour gets its turn to shine, like an excellent orchestra. Whilst I probably wouldn't recommend this to someone who has never tried whisky before; to anyone who enjoys whisky at all, I cannot recommend this whisky enough.

  • 2
    19 June

    Not too bad whisky unless you were lucky to know the older style bottling. It used to be my no. 1 dram, complex and a smoky punch in the teeth. But in current product I would not even recognize it is a Talisker, very sweet and tamed on palate with somehow artificial aftertaste. I am so sad to say goodbye to this distillery after so long-term relationship. Not to forget, I started chasing the 2000 - 2010 bottles in auctions which is the only way to taste the real Talisker as I know and love it.

  • 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


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