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Talisker 10 Year Old

the perfect dram

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bReview by @bennibarrel

16th Jan 2013

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undescribable - huge smoke and roasted sweet barley, woody plank, salt and the ocean takes your soul on a journey. the best malt ever in my opinion.

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6 comments

@ewhiskey
ewhiskey commented

Hi Bennibarrel, I appreciate your enthusiasm and your description really captures the essence of Talisker 10. It is one that I really enjoy as well. I just wanted to share my thoughts on your scoring. I do agree that it deserves a high enough rating, although it is amongst many other great whiskeys that deserve equal or greater praise. I personally would give Talisker 10 year old a score of 90. My question to you is have you tried many scotches? I am not asking to judge. In fact, if you haven't, I am excited for you because you will be discovering a complex world of whiskey, where no 2 bottles never are a like. A peated scotch may be different from a smoke free scotch, but can be equally as good. It is natural to get excited about a certain style of whiskey, but I encourage you to open up to all types. Try new bottles, and then every so often, fall back on your Talisker 10 year old. If you want to discover more peated scotches, here are a few that you'd probable enjoy. Lagavulin 16, BenRiach Curiositas 46% ABV., Ardbeg 10 year, Laphroaig quater Cask. There are many others as well. Now back to the reason I questioned you rating. If Talisker 10 year is a 100, why drink anything else? Right? Don't block out the glory of the world of whiskey. Try as many different kinds as you can afford. Then I'm sure you will find a new favourite, and then another, and so on. I hope you don't take this the wrong way. I respect you as a fellow whiskey drinker.

7 years ago 0

bennibarrel commented

hi ewhiskey, thank you for your comment. Yes, I tried many whiskies, peated and unpeated (see cabinet), there are many others I would say they are perfect and thats a rating of 100 to me. But of course Im always still on the hunt for more different styles of whisky. I also love the Glendronach 21 Parliament, which is not peated at all. Ardbeg Uigeadail is also a 100 to me. I Know that not many people give a 100. But you are right, time will bring a different point of view so it may be that another whisky will be better to me one day. I will be open for new whiskies. Thank you for your thoughts, I really appreciate it. So, do you know any other peated malt that is not in your comment or in my cabinet so please let me know! benni

7 years ago 0

@ewhiskey
ewhiskey commented

Hey Benniebarrel, I guess I am the one who has learn't from my message. Although I have tried a lot of whiskeys by now, I am new to this website and never thought for a second to check out you cabinet. Thanks for the advice. I will be me informed next time I comment on a review. As for other peated scotches that are not listed in your cabinet, Springbank 10 might be interesting for you to try out. It has more of an antique/heathery feel to it. I would relate it to Jonnie Walker Blue Label, but a lot more economical, but a little less smooth. Plus it is a single malt. Kind of different from the rest of them. Not my favourite, but definitely good enough to buy again.

Cheers!

7 years ago 0

bennibarrel commented

oh that sounds good! Never had a spring bank 10 so I will look for that one. I havent tried the Johnny Walker Blue Label yet but I had the Blue Label King George V Edition. I dont know if thats kinda the same. Very delicious but...too smooth for me! Thank you for your friend request! Im also new here and I really enjoy talking to somebody about our favorite drink! slainte! benni

7 years ago 0

rvallieres commented

Agreed. 100 points wish I could give it 110. Best.

7 years ago 0

@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh commented

One of my favorite whiskies out there and nicely reasonable at $65 AUS. My wife and I had this on our wedding anniversary because it was the only thing we could afford and we didn't know anything about it. Blew us away, now it's always in my cabinet!

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