Official liquor review for Talisker 10yr Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Talisker 10yr Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Liquor Review Category:
Single Malt Scotch
Price (USD): $50
Price (EUR): €38
Liquor Review Notes:
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.
The 10 year is Talisker's youngest and entry level scotch with a peat smoke nose and a finish of "appetising sweetness."
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By: (13) 3/21/2013Cheers!(1)
Powerful dram that evokes sea salt & seaweed, bunch of smoke in a good way but not a beginner scotch. Great change of pace pour occasionally. I do get a tequila-esque (if that's a word) smell and cannot ascertain. Has anyone else experienced the tequila smell? A must in your liquor cabinet and an interesting history being only scotch from Skye.
Plus, I'm of Scottish decent and this is what James Bond actually drank in the Ian Fleming 007 books (not martins!) so against queen & country if you don't!
By: magezi (56) 3/9/2012Cheers!(1)
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.
By: Alchemist (51) 1/6/2012Cheers!(0)
This has a distinctive nose revealing mild sweetness, spicy oak and a good helping of peat smoke. The body arrives bittersweet and spicy with a rich mouthfeel. It develops hot chilli pepper (and I mean hot!) but somehow still retains a background sweetness and maltiness. The finish is long giving a big peaty blast, more heat and bittersweet spices. The aftertaste becomes quite tannic with a slightly bitter edge which lingers alongside a residual heat and peatiness. Overall this is a solid malt with a decent kick and bold flavour.
By: willempy (14) 06/09/2011Cheers!(0)
Wow, this is a strong one! Lots of smoke, definatly for a cold night or winters day!
By: TheSippingLife (112) 3/22/2011Cheers!(0)
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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