Talisker distillery was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskil at Carbost, on the Isle of Skye. In all these years Talisker's distillation method has remained virtually unchanged, refusing to go with the flow of the industry, well...asides from the necessary health and safety improvements. As the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker's drams are quite idiosyncratic, defining an Island Malt style that is very much their own.
Talisker 10 YO is a true house representative that sticks to the distilleries definition of what their Single Malt should be all about. It just delivers that smoky soul from the beginning to the end. A wonderful expression that is just a great intro to what Talisker has to offer.
First scotch I ever had and I fell in love with it right away
Nice smoke with more sweet than the Skye. Also peppery like Skye with the aftertaste of salt.
Some discredit this bottle as too loud and unbalanced, but I think it's strengths make up for that unruly volcanic nature. No spirit I've ever tried has as much body in the mouth; it is like it expanding into your whole mouth. The flavor is of course that intense peaty marine flavor with a bit of black pepper. Unforgettable.
A distinctive malt, with brine competing for your attention as much as smoke. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Magic in a bottle.
Nose: Peat Smoke Phenols, Sea Salt, Iodine, Seaweed, Malt Barley
Taste: Smoke, Sea Salt, White Pepper, Chilli Pepper, Slight Fruity Cask Influences of mostly Mediterranean Dried Fruits
Finish: Medium to Long
An extraordinary complexity for its age. Young age gives strength and peaty flavours. Tough and robust. Balanced. Almost a masterpiece. However its sharp edged flavours are not for everyone.
Absolutely loved it, very smoke yet extremely smooth!
My introduction to peaty whiskey. Definitely deep and complex. Harsh, but with enough flavor to back it up.
Liked the nose But the finish was a bit harsh.
Full, hearty and very smoky
Best for the money, my go to scotch! Smokey and smooth
A little smoke but lots of rich flavor.
Strong initial bite but rich and deep flavor. Pairs well with red meat. Smoky on the nose, salted peat to the palate and rich sweet finish.
A fantastic choice to drink by the sea on a summer night
I know some long time scotch drinks that will swear by Talisker but for me the smoke just killed the enjoyment. It was like drinking a camp fire.
As a fan of smoky whisky, I found this one very enjoyable. Smoky and peaty with a mildly sweet finish. Excellent.
My all-time favorite, always.
The top of the hill above the distillery is all peat bog (and a beautiful view!), so the dilute water adds an extra hit of peat.
Smooth and accessible.
Smoky, salty, smooth
Talisker is my go to scotch. Such an amazing blend of smoke and peat and an essence of salt water.
If you enjoy gargling with salt water and charcoal, Talisker is the Scotch for you and you can have it. I like it less than Lagavulin and that is saying something.
This is my second bottle. From the first sip I was sold. The smokiness is the best I have tasted. Plan on enjoying it best when "Outlander" begins in September.
Really great scotch that I enjoyed as a scotch novice. Love the peat and it reminds me to sip and enjoy.
A little rough for my taste
Nice, spicy, sweet, silt.
Love the smokey smoothness of this dram. I would buy it again and again. I recommend this dram with a little water or an ice cube.
Smokey and sublime. Not quite the impact of Lagavulin but delicious nonetheless.
First trully whisky contact
Liquid ash! In a good way.
I love this scotch. Salty, peaty, and oh so good! Plus the Bond tie-in makes an even more tempting buy. Bond fan or not, this scotch is great!
Honestly, one of the best scotch whiskeys I have ever tasted. The perfect balance of smokey, spicy, and sweet notes in one dram.
My favourite. Nicely balanced with a great flavour.
Wonderfully unique with a nice complexity for a 10 year.
Very smooth. Although I did enjoy the port ruighe much more. Has a sweet taste, followed by smoke, and then a little salt. It lingers for a while as well leaving a nice peaty taste.
Great bang for the buck. My go to
Salty, smoky, peaty, but all balanced
Smoky, salty, wow a great one!
If you're looking for a peaty and smokey scotch with a touch of sweetness this is it!
One of my favorites, smoke and sea with a long finish. Perfect!
Хороший сбалансированный вкус. Копчёностей в меру. Богатое послевкусие.
The 10 can be a bit hot for some, but I'm in love!
If you're big into Scotch this is one to put on your list.
Good smoke. Took me a bit to find the salt, but it adds a nice flavor
It was alright.
Great, spicy and salty.
Classic old school whisky. Big and bold. Agent 007's favorite dram. A great one indeed.
Nice fruity body
For me this is the archetype of the pepper flavor.
Well priced, a little to ashy for my liking
Rough like Sea... In a good way.
Interesting and intriguing, well worth trying and will have it again