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Talisker 10 Year Old

Talisker 10

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@TheMaltMasterReview by @TheMaltMaster

10th Mar 2010


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I decided to leave Speyside for the Isle of Skye, and quickly realized I was in for a very different experience. Talisker 10 has a very sweet and spicy nose. Oranges, cinnamon, and a very sea-like element instantly become apparent in the nose.
The palate itself is an explosion of pepper, peat, smoke and cinnamon, followed by a finish of even more pepper and peat which seems to last an infinity. This is definitely not a beginner scotch. Hours after tasting this dram, I'm still overwhelmed by difference between this and my Speysiders. It's not an everyday scotch, but experiencing should be a part of your resume. If you're a fan of the Johnny Walker Black, you'll instantly recognize Talisker as one of it's main malts in the blend formula. Alone, I found it a bit too peppery on the finish.

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galg commented

this is too peppery? u should try the Tali 57 north... what a bomb and chilli on the finish!

10 years ago 0

jdcook commented

This dram is often the first step on the way to the powerful Islays. Try it again after eating a decent sized red-meat meal, and on a cold evening too. You might find you like it a little better, at least that's how a friend of mine started to like the Talisker 10 year old.

10 years ago 0

TheMaltMaster commented

Jdcook. Days after this experience, I find myself longing for more. Maybe this is my gateway to Islay.

10 years ago 0

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