brandonvanwijk says on March 23, 2019
Very nice! strong and smokey taste
|Whisky||Talisker 10 Year Old|
|Age||10 years old|
Very nice! strong and smokey taste
Exceptional balance of peat, smoke , salt with subtle sweetness. Very approachable with enough complexity to be a mainstay of any good collection. Great price point, get on it.
Smoke and peat at the nose, salt and citrus in the mouth. Honey ending After opening the malt. Great scotch
Citrus, Salt, Light Oak
peat, smoke, sweet...all around must have
Peat, Smokey, Leather
starts out peat fading to a fruity taste
for me it finished with a Smokey, salt taste... and so much more.
krachtige rokerige kruiden smaak.
"Made by the Sea" steht auf der Flasche. Und das riecht und schmeckt man: Rauchiges Aroma, im Mund dann Rauch, Schärfe, Salz und Algen. Ein klasse Whisky mit gutem PLV!
absolutely my best whiskey experiment with it
sweat with peat! dark fruit aromas and notes while still keeping some peat/leather
One of my favorite Islay whiskys, quite strong flavours but still easily approachable also for beginners.
Aroma: Peaty with slight scent of oily petrol. Hints of spice and fruits.
Taste: Peaty, salty and spicy, stronger than the aroma first gives away.
Finish: Long finish, hint of petrol and salt. Also notes of dark chocolate and leather.
This likely remains one cornerstone of my collection. Overall enjoyable salty, maritime feeling.
Scherp maar rijk
Brine, clear crisp peat, ash, dark fruuts *E150 colouring*
Nicely balanced. Light smoke and spice. You can taste the sea almost.
light smoke. apricot.
salt. brine. pepper. hint of sweetness.
salty. citrus note.
mostly salty on the nose that carries through when tasting which is replaced with smoke and a prickle on the tongue.
Salty, vanilla, sugar, a hint of smoke and iodine. Adding water brings out more sweetness.
Sweetness with a punch of smoke that powers through. The sweetness stays for longer when water is added
Salt, light pepper, hint of hospitals and smoke. Dry wood.
brine on the nose, good complexity, little smokey.
Smoky and peppery with a maritime edge. Despite the higher abv it's very easy to drink. Really enjoyed it.
Excellent all around. Good amount of smoke on the nose, brine, some lemon and a little sweetness. Then BANG, black pepper. Long aftertaste. Delicious, top dram so far.
Reminds me of getting sea spray on deployment. Good amount of smoke on the nose, brine, some lemon and a little sweetness. Then BANG, black pepper. Long aftertaste. Delicious, top dram so far.
Smoke, Peat, Salt
Smoke, Brine, Lemon
Black pepper, lemon, smoke
I have a soft spot for this whisky as it was the one that introduced me to the world of single malt whisky back in 1992 while working at Faslane. On my last night there I decided to try all the single malts the hotel had. I reached Talisker 10yo and stopped dead. What a wonderful flavour! The sea first of all, smoke hit me next, but then I got a loooong finish of a peppery hit. I was hooked! I've tried hundreds of single malts since, some better, some a lot worse, but that first taste is ingrained in my memory.
Yep: peat. And peat. Pretty good--anxious to compare to a Lag 16 yr. Surprisingly, could actually taste the sweet notes, buried as they are
Easy drinking whisky, bright to begin with light oak
good peated scotch, better with a drop or two of water to open it up and balance the flavors
peat, powerful, wet old leather, salty?
with water: Carmel, oak, peat, smoke? campfire
light and round, salty and sour, astringent,
moderate to long, tannic, drying
Moins de fumée que j'aurais cru. Au finale qui n'offre pas beaucoup
dry, wood, alcohol
slightly sweet, delicate peat
sweet with a touch of spice
Mein Favorit unter den Standarts. Von allem etwas, Rauch, Süße, Kräuter, ein warmer langer Abgang.
smooth and easy drinking
I always had it in my head that Talisker was a very peaty, very tcp tasting whisky. However, this 10 year old is a very well balanced, very smooth, very subtle tasting malt. It has the peat and smoke for sure but these are very subtle and in no way overpowering. They are part of an overall sweet, toffee and spicy taste together mixed in with gentle notes of peat and smoke. Overall a very well balanced, mellow whisky, gently warming with a long lingering aftertaste of smoke but only lightly so.
Peaty and light smoke
a bit sharp but a drop of water really cleans it up. great peaty whiskey
not bad good
a very good and balanced peaty whisky
Smoke at nose just the right to flow into a very well balanced peat taste
rough, light bonfire smoke, pleasant finish, sweet
A bit sharp, but otherwise well balanced, nice warm taste.
Very nice, balanced, peaty, "bang for the buck" whisky
Very good whisky with a long aftertaste of peat and a hint of smoke, well balanced taste
en veldig god wiskey, med en veldig god smak, lang ettersmak goe peat smak mild røyksmak
Smoke, peat, sweet, salt.
very complex notes with extremely interesting and complex aftertaste
sweet nose with a hint of smoke. perfect balance. maybe my favorite scotch.
Not that smokey as other typical island whiskies. Sweet honey notes in the beginnign, distinct turf in the aftertaste.
Schöner Insel-, Küstenmalt mit typisch maritimer Note. Leicht salzig, deutlicher nicht aufdringlicher Torf
Talisker 10 is not my favourite but I do enjoy it from time to time. its robust smokey, antiseptic flavor appeals to me when I what a change. I will always have a bottle in my collection.
Scherpe aanzet, rond mondgevoel, zachte afdronk met heerlijke turftonen.
Talisker 10 from isle of Skye has nose like dram from Islay, that familiar peaty smoke. However, the palate is quite different and unique. I can see how this can be love-it or hate-it, as the palate leads w bit of bitterness and sourness followed by salty peat. Sweetness is not as apparent as Ardbeg 10 or Laphroiag QC, thus not as approachable. Long smoky finish. It may not be love at first, but one gets craving to taste it again later.
I love it. Talisker is Talisker... It's got everything I could ask for sweet, peat and smoke😍
Peaty. Salt. Smoky.
Maple syrup. Smoky. Dried fruit. Spicy.
Brown sugar. Peaty. Smoky. Iodine.
Briny sweet citrusy
Peaty garbage that could strip paint brushes. I've had this bottle for months and can't give it away. truly awful
You either like it or you don't with this one, it reminds me of antiseptic.
This is the only whisky I have tried that I can't stand (I have tried it many times)
peaty, small hint of orange, soft wood in the aftertaste.
A brief whiff of orange preceeds maritime saltiness reminiscent of seaspray on granite with soft hints of smoke resting underneath everything. Lightly sugared oat porridge gradually emerges. Taste of fruit persists on the palate, blending with light salinity and mouth-numbing iodine and smoke flavours that gradually take over the entire palate before lingering in the aftertaste for long minutes
Koksofen am Wintertag, alkoholbetont. Rauch im Vordergrund, danach Moos und Tang, prickelt im Zahnfleisch. Was für kalte Tage :)
Strong and powerful whisky. Spicy and smokey with some maritimes notes.
Smoke, peat, maritimes notes, seaweed, salt, citrus
$67 for 750ml. Love it.
big body. Good flavors
Side by side tasting with Ardbeg
Sweet and smokey
Beautiful peat doesn't overpower the delightful sherry notes
Sweetness lingers but not many other flavours develop
Beetje rokerig maar wel erg lekker
Really good balance of peat, smoke and saltiness. Might not be for everyone but for peat lovers this is a good dram for sure.
Rich smokey nose, full-bodied sweet peaty taste with a little bit of salt.
good and peaty
sweet, spicy, lightly peated
long and warming light peatiness.
a Nice dram, realy makes you Think sailor, ship and sea
Lekkere whisky, goede lange na smaak. Gerookt, iets jodiumachtig
smokey and sweet
Smoke, sea salt, peat, sweetness, pears. Delicious.
smoke, salt, peat, sweet
pepper, salt, smoke
sweet, smoke, peat, salt
Nice balance of rich taste, smoke and smoothness
solid dram but too smoky for me
one of my favourite smelling whiskeys, great balance of flavours with the perfect amount of peat for me
Only for true lovers of smokey whiskey. very good.
smokey, briney on nose, peppery, slightly oily on finish, just the right amount of peat, great with a peppery t bone steak straight off the bbq on a cold winters evening!!🙂
Quite a nice scotch but too much smoke flavour for me to have more then one glass at a time.
después de una jornada agotadora un whisky ahumado.
after a grueling day a smoky whiskey.
smoky and clean palate
a lot, but still a controlled amount of peat, peppery spice, slight saltiness reminding me of the sea, sweetness from honey and tobacco
Islay-light from the Isle of Skye
Salt is evident, some smokiness. overall a pretty ordinary taste. not that it's bad though
Nose: peat, dry, salt
Palette: smooth, pepper, peat, toffee,
Finish: little smoke that ends with pepper
Quite nicely balanced and without the abrasive edge common for Talisker. Strong smoke & coastal character as you would expect with oats and a hint of apples. Finish is long and developing. Favourite Talisker I have tried so far.
Waft of smoke and coastal brine. Quite fragrant, feint apples, pears and hay.
Initially strong smoke & peat developing into pepper. As the palate settles an oaty malt core sets in, with very subtle hints of pip fruits.
Long smokey char, malt, cracked pepper.
Not my cup of whisky. Too smoky and not very rich in other flavors (when I first tried, maybe I should try again later)
Smooth and simple. Medium smoke. Saltiness. Not a bad dram. But not interesting neither. The best Talisker Ive tasted. Although I have yet to try the 18 yo.
Smoke tour. Very strong.
Yes! Love the peppery smoke hit this gives!
peat, smoke, salt, pepper-y
very smokey, yet smooth
Peat and salt and smoke, with less of a burn than expected
quite peaty, smokey and marine whisky
fresh apple smoke damp earth
complex smoky peaty fruity apple apricot chocolate pepper and a little salty
sweet and malty longue
I imagine being on a sailboat with plenty of time ahead of me. Definitely reminiscent of the sea and oak barrels.
Unikatowo smakująca whisky. Określenie, że ,,smakuje jak morze" jest w tym przypadku bardzo trafione. Jest torfowa, jest dymna i co więcej słonawa. Posiada również nutę suszonych owoców w tle. Tekstura oleista, pomimo tego, że whisky ma 45,8% alkoholu. Wyśmienita, choć nie dla wszystkich.
Unique tasting whisky. ,,Sea like" is good term in this case. It' s peaty, it's smoky and what's more - salty. Also has some dried fruits note in the background. Texture is oily even though the ABV is 45,8%. Excellent but not for everyone.
Peat, smoke, sulphur, dried fruits
Smoke, peat, sulphur, salt, pepper, spicy, dried fruits, oily
Peat, smoke, spicy, pepper, sulphur, dried fruits, oily, mouthwatering, sweet
Tastes like the sea. Great whisky.
Really nice Whisky.
Friendly in the beginning, but after the sip the peaty smoke and a peppery heat show up. Interesting journey
Smokey en subtle. Keeps surprising me
not in your face.
My first smoky scotch. A mind-blowing experience that’s expanded my idea of what a scotch can taste like.
found this better than the storm not as in your face..got as sample..would pay the extra money over the storm version..
Don't usually care for the peaty scotches but this is good. Vanilla undertones with a peppery finish
Peat, vanilla undertones, salty?, I imagine a beach covered in peat
A bit hot, light peat, pepper, complex under the peat
straw, peaty, finish falls short, a summer scotch
Wonderful Salty Whisky with slight smoky note
Salty, lemony, slightly smoky
sweet dried fruits, warm, pepper explosion
pepper, sweet, licorice
Smokey and a good amount of peat makes this an ideal whisky for an open fire by the sea side.
Maritimer Charakter, Rauch gut eingebunden, etwas kurz im Abgang.
Strong and enticing nose of peat and smoke, noticeable from a distance away. Taste is an explosion of sweet smoke and peat, slowly settling down to a warm fire. Powerful flavor, though not a terribly long finish.
smells like salty kelp. spicy, fiery, short finish. don't like the anise flavor in it
Not so peated but a dam good whisky
smells like salty kelp, spicy, fiery
Very powerful and rich for a 10 y/o. Chili catch definitely there. Just a pity that it's colour added...
Peaty, salty, with a fresh breeze and notes of seaweed. Vanilla, pepper, lemongras, cloves.
Nutmeg, oranges, chocolate, salt caramel.
Long spicy finish. Really bites the tongue.
Runder Whisky mit sehr aromatischem Rauch (genau das Gegenteil zu Lagavulin) und einer frische wie Zitrusgras mit einer Pfeffrigkeit.
Feuchte Rauchigkeit verfliegt in Kürze. Danach angenehme Frische, vielleicht Zitrone auf einem süßen Honig-Bouquet.
Geringe Rauchigkeit mit einer guten Schärfe und Wüzigkeit wie Pfeffer.
Dezente Würze des Fasses, trocken. Mittlerer Abgang. Das Aroma der Küste welgt sich im Mund.
salzig, torfig mit leicht malziger süße. Der Geruch versetzt mich in Gedanken sofort auf ein Piratenschiff.
Peaty, smokey and fruity with the peppery finish. It's one of my favourites.
Smooth like a silent ocean. Lots of salt and rich in flavour, yet soft and just rolls off the tongue.
good combination of smoke, peat and salt
so much past. chocolate. camphor. just a hint of peppermint.
If looking for a peaty profile, best bang for the buck
Beetje rokerig, nice
Very enjoyable...brine and peat...with a great heat
Peat level is immense. It lasts long in your throat, keeps you warm and it is strong!
if I'm looking for a little smoke, this is my go to.
Some peat, smoke and brine that's balanced with fruit and pepper. I really like this one.
just the right peat and smoke , salt. good abv
The first glass was really something else. It doesn't get worse with the second, you just get the hang of it.
stevige whisky met een zeer aanwezige peat smaak (NIET geschikt voor beginners)
A whisky that should be in everyone's collection. Fantastic quality for the price.
not as mellow as the Lagavulin 16, as expected. strong smoky peat taste with stronger finish
My favourite so far
mild and a bit salty - good if want more than one ;-)
Het instap model voor Talisker
pepper, sharp clove, in the background some smoke and even further away some honey and vanilla.
sweet arrival, black pepper, smoke, meaty/beafy
a bit short lived, smokey and dry
Talisker 10 was one of the brands that got me interested in whisky over a decade ago. The first dram after opening the bottle was really good and reminded me why I liked this whisky so much in the past. However, after that first really good dram, the intensity and flavour started fading and failing as I tasted more over the following weeks. At this moment (2/3 of the bottle gone) it tastes somewhat generic and a bit thin/watery. Pity! Still decent, but not as good as it should/could be... 81 - 82 points
Good tasteful smokey malt witj hints of spices (salts)
Smoke, salt, twang. This golden brown liquid has it all. Very drinkable.
Definitely one of my favourites, bottle after bottle. Can never get tired of its bold, rich taste; in particular I love its marine feeling and the spicy, pepper finish.
I hope it won't be discontinued after the introduction of "Skye"; perfectly fits my taste, never disappointing.
Nice budget friendly whisky.
love the nose, strong, peaty but not offensively. can smell the dark fruit. pepper taste, spicy, long finish, warming. thick oily salty. just lots of spice. very flavorful but not my favorite flavors I'm not quite ready to appreciate this.
Very peaty on the nose. Earthy, very peppery on the palate. The taste is instant and warm with a long strong smoky finish
Slightly medicinal and overly peaty.
the melding of peppery spices, peat smoke, and a slight sweetness makes for a balanced, rich, complex drink. absolutely love it.
starts with peach and orange. growing salty taste. light smoke.
zee zout medicinaal lekkah
This has a soft nose a bit salty and peppered. In the mouth it you get a lot of pepper in the front with salt water and some citrus flavours. If you swill it around it almost sterilizes the inside of your mouth and you get a massive burst of pepper spice.
light body, very peaty and medicinal
beautiful peat aroma, then goes into smoke. spicy to start, the opens out with peat, smoke and lots of pepper! a little salty on the tongue and more pepper and spice to finish. long lasting finish on this with a nice oily mouthfeel. delicious!!!
Balanced, with long lasting peated smoke
Smarts off with a nice and salty spicy kick followed by a smokey peat with a slight medicinal finish.
This is the one which I will always taste again.....
A nice whisky for those who are not known with peat and sea. But for the lovers of that, this one is slight to light.
peat and sea are there but somewhere in the back.
The nose is slight salty and slight peaty with hints of leather and sweet fruits.
The palet is flat but comes to life after inhaling some oxygen over the fluid.
Hold the sip for a while, after that a peppery surprise awaits you with a touch of sweet leather.
Not a bad whisky, but he feels a bit like the little sister of the big brothers at Islay.
a bit rough near the end, but otherwise quite round for the strong flavours. not my favourite
Smoke, salt, a bit medicinal.. what you expect. Not bad but not my fav peat whisky.
Earthy peat, but not excessively smoky. After the peat, comes the mild sweetness with honey and toffee. No alcohol burn, despite the high ABV.
mijn grote betaalbare favoriet. Ik wil er altijd een flesje van in huis hebben.
Very good without any real extreme flavors overpowering the balance.
smoke...a little salt and pepper and a smooth finish. this spicy talisker must be one of my favorites.
lekker, maar lagavulin is lekkerder
Te scherpe afdronk. Geen blijvertje
angehnem rauchig mit einer malz und Honig süße
Very nice Islands whisky, not Talisker's best, but very enjoyable.
Lovely smooth dram. Great balance of sweetness and smokiness with a little salt. Will buy again!
un grand classique, avec un bon rapport qualité prix.
Just the perfect balance, smokey, silty, island, but not too overwhelming.
A smoky whisky with salt, pepper and perhaps some fruit in it. I like it!
smoke and peat in a nice balance
Smokyness, peatyness and oakiness well balanced in this fine piece of single malt.
Really good dram price quality wise. Peaty, iodine, salt but not too much smoke. Lovely
sweet, peat, alcohol, sturdy nice
iodine, spice, turf, peat but not too much. Wonderful dram. Sherry is apparent which I don't like too much.
medium not to smokey. bit of peat and sherry
peated like i need it
Very fine, smooth, not that much of smoke, very good balanced favour.
Not my taste
Smokey and medicinal, with a sweet and balanced finish, Talisker is another bottle that's always featured in my collection.
lekker maar de turf proef ik bijna niet
Salty start, ending with moderate smoke.
A little to salty
Pear, smoke and sea salt
Peat and salt
A good expression of Ilse Scotch, but I much prefer Ilse of Islay over Ilse of Sky
Heerlijk rokerig, maar niet te erg. Verder erg toegankelijk. Heb je nog nooit whiskey gedronken, begin niet met deze.
zachte smaak met een rokerige nasmaak
적당한 피트향 부드럽게 모아지는 알콜향이 매력적임 미드와 향긋한 피니쉬가 매력적
bon whisky tourbé
very good, smoky but not too heavy. ideal balance
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