Talisker 10 Year Old

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
2022-09-04
Everyone knows it or has at least seen it in the spirits section of a well-stocked supermarket. Regular offers invite you to buy the Talisker 10 and we like to buy it and contribute to it being the best-selling whisky of the Talisker distillery.
Talisker 10 Year Old
Talisker 10 Year Old (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

On the bottle in the new design, the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland can be found in overdramatic images. The look runs like a red leitmotif through the other bottlings of the distillery, such as the magnificent Talisker 18.

Smell

What do you expect with the rugged coastline of the Isle of Sky? Exactly - salt, seawater, rough seas. The sea air is accompanied by light cold smoke and iodine. Pleasant citrus aromas and an underlying fruitiness - we're thinking pear - round off the profile of this classic.

Taste

"It's kind of everything," says Marcel. There is no lack of different impressions in the taste. There are malty-sweet and vanilla aromas, as well as salty and peppery-sharp moments. We also recognise the pear from the nose. Leathery hints and accompanying peat smoke are also present.

Finish

Spicy, peppery and with a tart saltiness, the 10-year-old Scotch does not burn unpleasantly on the palate. We think here of the fiery burn of a chilli.

Talisker 10 is the classic among the maritime Whiskys (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)
Talisker 10 is the classic among the maritime Whiskys (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)

Conclusion

The Talisker distillery has created a wonderful classic with its 10-year-old bottling. There is actually not much to say. Offered at under 30 euros, it's almost ridiculously cheap when you consider what other distilleries charge for their - pardon the pun - plonk. It belongs in every home bar.

82/100 - Excellent
(Marcel: 83 | Sascha: 81)

Value for Money: Very Good

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