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Talisker 10 years old

Talisker 10 years old

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The only from Isle of Skye.

My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(86 points)

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Once, Talisker 10 years old was the primary whisky from this distillery. Now there are Storms, Mochs etc, but fortunately 10 years old has not disappeared from the market and is still available.
We have a bottling at 45.8% ABV, why not 46%, I don’t know, maybe to stand out? The difference of 0.2% is so small that it rather doesn’t influence on tasting virtues. I would not cry if the color was natural and there have been no chill filtering, but I cann’t have everything ;).

Talisker 10 years old

Talisker 10 years old

I’ve drunk this whisky many times, generally there is no problem with its purchase. However, earlier I didn’t focus enough to write down my impressions. The opportunity has come, so let’s go ahead.

Talisker 10 years old

Talisker 10 years old

N: peat elements are evident, pleasantly smoked, charred wood, smoked mackerel, smoke, bonfire, then citrus with lemon emerge, red grapefruit and ripe orange, ginger traces are here and there, quite fresh maybe even with mint, sea air, brine, grilled seafood and later I found wet chalk and bandages;

T: sparkles on the tongue and warms up, it gives peaty flavor with elements of wood, I still have grapefruit and ginger with some bitterness, orange peel and ripe orange, a touch of salt, grilled oysters;

F: long, dry, persistent traces of peat and grapefruit with bitterness, just as at the end gets sweet.

Score: 86.

Complex and well-balanced single malt. Everything is just right. Nice introduction to Laphroaigs and Ardbegs, it is milder to them. I added a few drops of water. Whisky has become calmer, heavier peaty tones went to the background. I prefer it without water.

Talisker 10 years old

Talisker 10 years old

Talisker 10 years old

Talisker 10 years old


Comments (5)

  1. Krzysztof

    29 April 2016 / 17:19

    Właśnie jestem po wizycie w tej destylarni…. Klimat destylarni i wyspy Sky nie do opisania. 10yo jest tak jak Sky- morze, góry, wiatr i deszcz.Popieram zdanie, iż jest to doskonale wprowadzenie do typowo ,,islay owych,, odmian.

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  2. LukLovesWhisky

    30 April 2016 / 21:33

    Talisker 10 yo to bardzo porządny malt z pięknej wyspy. Muszę tam jeszcze wrócić. Miłej podróży!!!

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  3. Je2bnik

    5 October 2016 / 22:44

    Bujną ma Pan wyobraźnię.

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    • LukLovesWhisky

      6 October 2016 / 15:52

      To prawda. Pozwala łatwiej żyć kiedy rzeczywistość staje się zbyt szara. 😉

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  4. Alan

    10 May 2018 / 20:43

    Mam nalaną 10tkę w kieliszku i powiem tak ze dość łagodny torf porownujac np. z Arbegiem. Kupilem sobie gifta w Londynie 3×50 Skye, 10 oraz Storm. Wczesniej kilka dni temu pilem Skye i na wstepie powiem ze 10tka jest lagodniejsza w aromacie i smaku. Tak Jak Pan pisał jest dobra na wprowadzenie do mocniejszych torfow. Dym nie tak gryzacy pozwala szybko wczuc się w pozostałe nuty takie jak cytryny,korzeń imbiru gdzies tam wanilia się przebija, morska plaża, jod w powietrzu, sól wyraźna, świąteczny kompot z suszu. Bandaże i szpital to chyba jeszcze nie jest. Daleko do Laphroaiga. Oprocz tego wędzarnia, pieczona szynka taka swojska. Słodkość, owocowość w smaku się wyłania jednocześnie z wędzarnią nadmorską. Reasumując….delikatna kompleksowa whisky torfowa ktorej nic nie brakuje. Jedyne co jeszcze może polepszyć wrażenianto wypicie jej w gorach na szlaku albo wlasnie w klimatach nadmorkich na plaży wieczorem. Pozdrawiam

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