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Talisker 10yo

(45.8%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 83
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Alcohol By Volume45.8%
Average Score83

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel85
Robert Karlsson83
Konstantin Grigoriadis79
Ho-cheng Yao85
Craig Daniels84
Krishna Nukala80
Rich Howard84
David Wankel80
Oliver Klimek81
Ralf Mitchell89

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood85

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonAttractive sweet fruits. Some marmelade. A bit of eucalyptus. Faint smokiness? Probably not. Nice. The sweet fruits dominates. And hm, not much more? Still so easy to drink.
Craig DanielsTasted blind 23/5/12 Nose: Sweet, fruity, some ointment, obvious spirit prickle, some smoked meat and vegemite/marmite Palate; fruity then leather and tar, some earthiness. Finish: sweet then dry with a slight hint of cellophane and ethyl acetate. Didn't think it was Talisker, sweeter than usual with no obvious pepperiness. Still very moreish
Rich Howardmoderate peat smoke, maybe some peanut oil, with an undercurrent of sweet cream, then some soft caramel candies. the palate is smoky sweet, quite sweet actually, with rice pudding and also some sake, plenty of toasted oak on the finish. a drop of water seems to "round out" and integrate the smoky and sweet notes on the nose, slightly less smoky now, and slightly more sweet, more on plain vanilla now, and just a hint of fresh gauze in the background. the reduced palate is a bit less smoky and a bit more diffuse, a bit more sea water in there now, and most of the rice pudding is gone. summary: a quality smoky maritime dram, nicely sweet, to enjoy without water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]