Scotch - Single Malt

Talisker 10yr Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Islands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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95th Percentile
This score falls in the 95th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2005
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  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2013
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  • 2015

Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004

Proof66 Notes

The 10 year is Talisker's youngest and entry level scotch with a peat smoke nose and a finish of "appetising sweetness."

Talisker Distillery has the distinction of being the only distillery operating on the famous Isle of Skye. It was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill near the springs of Cnoc nan Speirag, which source they still use today along with a traditional peat smoke drying with Glen Ord malt. Today, it is one of the distilleries comprising the "six classic malts" of Diageo meant to showcase the breadth of scotch whisky. Talisker is "made by the sea" at Loch Harport and they claim Robert Louis Stevenson called Talisker "the king of all drinks." They suggest drinking with a bit of water but no ice.

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  • 088110170059
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    Rabble Reviews

    This bottle has 12 ratings and 9 reviews.
    Slàinte Mhath Slàinte Mhath (36) (2016-08-06)
    Famous for its chili 'catch', Talisker 10 from the Isle of Skye is said to be 'made by the sea' - a suitable analogy. Its mineral, phenolic nose reminds of fresh, salty seawater with iodine and seaweed. A light sweetness of citrus fruits combines with restrained peatiness. The arrival is strong with a rich note of malted barley and dried fruits, leaving a peppery chili burn on the palate. A real 'afterburner' that finishes pleasantly warming, intense and peppery. The only downside is the intense addition of caramel (E150a), to create that rather unnatural, amber-glowing color. RATING: 4.0/5.0
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    Shmotch Shmotch (25) (2016-04-12)
    A classic peated single malt. For those who appreciate Johnny Walker you may recognize this malt as it is prominent in the black and green label.
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    Review Comments
    Slàinte Mhath (2016-04-30):
    Talisker and Caol Ila do a very good job as lead malts in Johnnie Walker Black Label indeed!

    yodarocks yodarocks (1) (2014-08-04)
    Talisker and other highly peated scotch are not for everyone. If they are for you, Talisker 10 is a great example of what you love about scotch. Smokey, a little sweet, and flavorful through out the entire mouth.
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    Muncher Muncher (263) (2014-06-28)
    As simple as the previous review is, it really nails the essence of this scotch. It's as salty as the Islays are, but has the peat and smoke dialed back just a little bit making the sweetness more prominent. Even though it's not super expensive I find myself rationing and saving what I have left in the bottle because I don't want to waste it. I only do that with the ones I really like. Awesome stuff.
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    scalihan scalihan (40) (2014-01-06)
    3 parts Islay, 1 part Speyside. Very nice. Peaty, but not as much as a Laphroaig. Very distinguished. Good stuff.
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    joelbarrett joelbarrett (58) (2013-03-22)
    Strong.
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    magezi magezi (55) (2012-03-09)
    Aroma is most seashore type than any of the scotch. Nice peatsmoke (not so much than those on Islay), but there's also nice fruity aroma too. Taste is balanced with those peaty and fruity styles. finish is most original, lot's of peppery bite! Really unique whisky.
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    willempy willempy (14) (2011-06-09)
    Wow, this is a strong one! Lots of smoke, definatly for a cold night or winters day!
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    TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (110) (2011-03-22)
    This one is like drinking smoldering embers. Thats not meant to disparage it or knock its quality in any way, but this is one of those nose-clearing smoke monsters from the Isla region. You may want a dab of water in this to subdue it, because drinking it neat will be a slow process unless Islas are your staple. I recommend any enthusiast to at least try this, but its not for the feint of heart, or the non-adventurous whisky drinker.
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