Scotch - Single Malt

Talisker 10yr Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    618 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    4.2 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $50
    Proof
    91.6
    N/A

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.

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.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004
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 (130) (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 (30) (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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jgienv jgienv (6) (2013-08-04)

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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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Alchemist Alchemist (50) (2012-01-06)
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.
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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 (111) (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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