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Nose: Very sweet, perfume, nose. Sweet barley intertwined with phenols and smoke is the main note. After sitting for a few minutes, it opens up to tangerine peels as well as licorice. Simple, pleasant, enjoyable, fresh, and intense. You wouldn't think this is a peated whisky by the nose. In a blind tasting, it might pass for something else.
Taste: Sweet barely, warm wood, smokey, and peppery peat. Here you can really appreciate the peat. The peat and barley intermingle beautifully to a smokey, sweet, full bodied palate. It has an oily consistency and nice weight.
Finish: Smokey and phenolic. It reminds me of elmer's glue mostly. Yes I was one of those kids....
Talisker 10 is decent and enjoyable. At times it's very sweet, and at others, very peaty and smokey. The palate is definitely the best dimension of this whisky. The nose is nice but uneventful, and the finish is rather unpleasant, unless you like glue. It's not boring by any means, it's just an acquired taste. If you like elements of both Islay and Speyside you'll enjoy this one.