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Talisker 10 Year Old

A classic to be cherished

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@DellnolaReview by @Dellnola

2nd Dec 2010


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Nose: Peat, smoke, ocean air, lemon peel

Palate: Phenolic, reminiscent of Islay (naturally) but uniquely Talisker. Spicy pepper, salted pretzels. With a little water the salted pretzels mellow and become more like salted butter.

Finish: Delightful. Flavors relax and allow something new to arrive. Basil perhaps? The more I taste the more I feel that it is basil, however, this will take some future exploration.

I always know that I have made a wise purchase when the whisky leaves me feeling that I haven't sufficiently explored it in one sitting. Upon tasting some whiskies, you might feel that everything it has to offer is sitting in the glass. This is not one of those whiskies. Talisker 10 y.o. leaves me thinking that it has much left to offer in the whole bottle!

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Pudge72 commented

Excellent comment about a whisky that leaves you needing to explore it more. I am very new to the SMSW but for my curious personality, and based on the research that I have done so far, I think what has drawn me most to SMSW's is the sense of exploration that is developed when nosing/drinking a dram. I just picked up the Tali gift pack (as I have had the 10 yo before...just not nearly enough!!) and can't wait to sample each of the three bottles!

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