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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.