Talisker 10
Added on Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008 at 09:14 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 10 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.80 % Region: Island
  Price: $47 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
The youth here leaves a lot of heat, but it's more of a good, warming kind -- and it's full of peat, earth, some sweetness, fruit, definite spice, a mintyness in the finish, and I'm not sure what to call the rest.  Bursting with rough edges -- like that finish which is so long and yummy, but so hot -- but those are all what's part of what makes it tasty.  A rough-rider, and because of this I'd say "not for beginners" -- although this is indeed where many start, as there's a bang-for-your-buck quality. 
Nose is earthy, spicy red pepper, sawdust.   More complex than the other 10 years out there, but tastes younger, needs a few more years to mellow out.   A solid moderately peated scotch with hints of fruit that finishes very dry and oaky. 
Faint peat and fruits (peaches), but only subtly so.  These nice taste pairs tend to be overwhelmed by the alcohol however, keeping this from being a better malt.  
This seems younger and more spirity than I remember -- really brings me back to the still room on Skye, which may be the best smelling still room of all. Nose has some red wine vinegar.  Palate is ginger bread cookie and malt vinegar. Finish is salt and pepper.  Perhaps another for fish and chips.  
A peppery-peaty tangy malt that is great bang-for-your-buck.  Talisker is one of those that usually is very noticable when you try it because they get that classic salty pepper in it from the peat on Skye.  No one else seems to have that. 


N: Pears, tea an gummy sweetness

P: Smokey, waxy and lemon tea

F: Short malty finish



n: Intense sea salt, fog, dry leather, and fruity nose.

t: Strong malt and peppery oak, cream, smoke, dry table salt. Dry fruit and smoke clouds. Leather and pepper finish.

Talisker 10 is one of the bottles I always recommend people to buy. Solid stuff, hope they don't mess with this one.


Talisker "Skye Flight Night" (Feb 12, 2012 Partio)  [B/B-]

One of my favorite go to malts. Light golden hue. The nose is smokey and peaty. On the tongue a lot of wood and smoke with a peppery finish. Very nice overall with deep flavors, but everything balances nicely. 
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