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Talisker 10

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  • Distiller:

    Talisker

  • Bottler:

    Talisker

  • ABV:

    45.8%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I like long finishes that give me time to reflect on a whisky and when I don’t get that I get a bit miffed and it knocks it down a point or 3 for me. Regardless, it’s a good whisky worth keeping an eye out for.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The price for a bottle is very reasonable, and paired with its quality, makes this release a must-have for my own collection.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: They should do a Talisker 10 cask strength. I needed say something
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The peat smoke is a bit late to the party, but eventually opens up on the 2nd tasting. The finish is dry which intensifies the peat
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish sloshes all of this up into a relatively cohesive — though still youthful — whole, making for a surprisingly satisfying dram that represents one of the best values in single malt at this age level.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Palate entry is malty sweet and nicely peppery, then at midpalate the peaty iodine character kicks in. Finishes well as it gives off fiery, peaty/tobacco-like flavors.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Really, really nice. You'd have no idea this was this young when tasting blind. The sea air, brine, and pepper blend really well with the fruits and dessert notes.
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  • Intro:

    Talisker 10 is a core line expression released by the Diageo owned Talisker distillery. It is produced on the Island of Skye, where it is the only distillery. Somehow, I've made it this far without reviewing it, which I figured needed to be fixed since I've gone through a healthy amount of bottles over the years.

  • Nose:

    Rich, sweet cream. Brine, pepper, bananas. Lemon icing, butter cream, toffee, creme brulee, floral.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, rich honey. Cream, toffee, salted caramel, apple crisp. Melon. Mild smoke.

  • Finish:

    Long, rich, smokey. Pepper, caramels, lemon bar, ashy smoke. Not super smokey, but its there. Blends perfectly with the dessert notes.

  • Overall:

    Really, really nice. You'd have no idea this was this young when tasting blind. The sea air, brine, and pepper blend really well with the fruits and dessert notes.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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