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Talisker 10 Year Old

Crack The Skye

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@Malt_NuisanceReview by @Malt_Nuisance

24th Oct 2014

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Background: First experience with Talisker 10.

Poured into a Glencarin, took a quick sip, then let sit for 10 minutes prior to nosing/tasting.

Setting: Just came back from dinner and sitting on my couch watching the football game.

Nose: Floral bouquets at the entrance of a beach with a salty ocean air breeze blowing my way. Left over Banana Bread from the night before.

Taste: Sweet sugar, Hot, Black Pepper spice, Iodine, Peat, and Brine. I can taste the Bourbon cask influence on the whisky.

Finish: Dry and slight peat warming finish. Lingering taste of a small oak wood beach fire which was smothered by seaweed a couples hours ago.

Conclusion: Clynelish 14 meets Caol Ila 12. Very good nose, salty/sweet/peppery taste with a decent cask maturation. I do feel however it is hot, maybe the bottle I have but for what I paid it needs to be rounded out more. I'm thinking they might need better casks or I need to ante up for the 18yr! Either way an enjoyable whisky. A winter warming dram.

Final Score: 87

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4 comments

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

I tried this whisky this weekend. A 200ml bottle from the diageo sampler "classic malts coastal collection". out of five I found the talisker to be the least polished. Hot with alcohol burning up the nose in a somewhat unpleasant way.

3 years ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

I tried this whisky this weekend. A 200ml bottle from the diageo sampler "classic malts coastal collection". out of five I found the talisker to be the least polished. Hot with alcohol burning up the nose in a somewhat unpleasant way.

3 years ago 0

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Caol Ila, Clynelish, and Talisker—a nice little set. I hadn't seen that coastal collection before.

3 years ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

Correct, my good sir! Actually we also had the other diageo sampler called "classic malts gift pack" containing lagavulin 16, talisker 10 and cragganmore 12. Unfortunately for me talisker was the double.I would rather have had two lagavulin bottles..

3 years ago 0

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