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Talisker 10yo

(45.8%, OB, 2010*)
Average Score: 83
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Alcohol By Volume45.8%
Average Score83

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson84
Konstantin Grigoriadis80
Ho-cheng Yao85
Craig Daniels86
Krishna Nukala80
Luca Chichizola85
Pit Krause87
Rich Howard80
David Wankel78

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonA nice fruity clean style amongst a likewise clean vanilla. And then hints of laid-back bacon and smoke. Nicely composed, could be young but still nice. Tastewise in alignment with the nose. Tasty with the clean style and smoke.
Craig DanielsAutumn brown colour, red/gold highlights. Nose has gunpowder, vegemite, peach nectar and stewed apricots along with leather, dubbin and a perfumed floral confectionery/candy note (violet & lavender flavoured fudge). The front palate has some sweet toffee with emerging sour fruit chews along with more leather, earthy peat and white pepper. Finish is initially sweet, then develops sour fruit leather and tobacco leaf notes. The alcohol is warming and provides depth, but isn't overly forward. There is a positive alcohol presence in the finish along with leather and pepper. This is one of the better T10s for a while; not as robustly and straightforwardly peaty as the revered examples from 1988 to 1995, but a complex and interesting dram that develops well in the glass.
Rich Howardon the nose, light to medium peat smoke, toasted brown sugar and heavy peanut oil dominates. the notes are echoed on the palate, which is somewhat drying with a short finish. the reduced palate offers some vanilla and an unwelcome hint of cardboard, but also a nicer dash of salty sea air. [tasted blind for the 2010 Awards]