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Talisker 10 Year Old

My first love

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tReview by @thewhiskydoctor

22nd Jun 2014


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Tasted January 2013.

Ah, Talisker, the single malt that started it all for me a few years ago, and it still holds a special place in my heart for that reason.

Nose - peat smoke and saltiness, smoked kippers, lemon juice, leather and wood shavings, some oak and vanilla notes.

Palate - Pleasing initial sweetness, followed by a rolling flow of peat smoke over the tongue, salt spray and seaweed, some sharp citrus notes and warming peppery kick.

Finish - Maintains the pepper and smoke with a long, warming finish, with some bitter oak notes remaining.

Still a favourite of mine, even if there are other whiskies that objectively I prefer. The rolling smoke and salt-and-pepper flavours are what make it distinctive for me.

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BARutledge commented

Great review. Tasting notes are spot on.

5 years ago 0

willjay commented

A customer of mine ordered Talisker 10 with about a 1/2-ounce of soda. The customer is always right, but this nagged at me, so I gave it a go, and was pleasantly surprised...

Tasting notes are in line with mine. Nice work.

5 years ago 0

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