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Talisker 10 Year Old

A Rich, Unique Island Scotch

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@rwbenjeyReview by @rwbenjey

15th Jan 2011


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My first introduction to this whisky was not a good experience. Perhaps the bottle at the bar was older and didn't have much whisky in it, but the drink tasted very unbalanced. However, revisiting this bottle has been a much better experience. It's as salty as I remember, but as most Islay bottlings have show, this can change from day to day (due to changes in the palate). It's correctly balanced though and has a nice fresh and fruity taste that compliments the saltiness. It's certainly unique and I am happy with it. The aftertaste is very pleasant, just like Caol Ila 12 Year and Ardbeg 10 Year; very very fresh. It's like taking a bite out of a fresh apple...with some salt.

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MrFancyPants commented

Very good review friend and pretty spot on to my impressions of this dram. One minor point of contention but technically I'm not sure I would consider this an Islay as it comes from Skye.

11 years ago 0

rwbenjey commented

Agreed. When I mentioned Islay in the review I was comparing Talisker to Islay bottlings, which are pretty similar.

11 years ago 0

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