Talisker 10 Year

Peated Single Malt

Talisker // Islands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    96
  • Avg. Rating

    4.06
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 3632 )

There was a time when up to seven registered (and several illicit) distilleries existed on the Isle of Skye -- now only Talisker remains. The peat level is a moderate 16-22 ppm (Phenol Parts per Million) and their 10 year old is aged primarily in ex-bourbon casks which they constructed to a larger hogshead size. Talisker 10 Year is bottled at a very appreciated 45.8% ABV.

  • age
    10 Year
  • abv
    45.8
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Bacon and kippers, iodine, and ripe pear were first to rise to the occasion. Salt & pepper are next up with sweet malty cereal replacing the fruit. The peat smoke is a bit late to the party, but eventually opens up on the 2nd tasting. The finish is dry which intensifies the peat."

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Flavor Profile

Peaty & Smoky