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As one of the 6 classic single malts much is said of Talisker 10 year old. I purchased this as part of my ongoing education. This has been in my cabinet for a while before writing this review.
Upon pouring you get a smokey yet sweet nose with a promise of fruity spice.
On the palate you get an intense wave of smoke. There is a saltyness which is followed by smokey honeyed pears. Then a peppery bite. The finish is fairly long and the smoke stays with you.
Overall very pleasant but it is missing something which I can't define. This is a classic but unfortunately not a great.