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The Talisker 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

talisker 300x199 The Talisker 10 Year Single Malt Scotch WhiskyThe Only Single Malt Scotch from the Isle of Skye

By Eric Duncan & Matt Goldstein

The Talisker 10 Year is considered a “classic malt.”  Founded in 1830, Talisker is made Loch Harport near Cullin range on the Isle of Skye.  There is a strong scent of peat as soon the bottle is opened.  The whiskey glass nose is a solid peat; less than the Laphroaig 18 but much more than the Macallan 10 and Highland Park 12.  The color is a gold, maybe a light red-ish yellow.  The taste is a light medium peat, thin malt with a thin dry finish and slow, long burn.  The flavor is also delicately sweet, and after being opened up with a few drops of water gets very smooth.  Still dry, the finish is easy, complex and warming.  The Talisker has a slight peaty flavor but it’s not overdone.  It also has some nice undertones including pepper.  This is one of Eric’s top 3 single malts along with Lagavulin and Oban, but for the price $50 you can’t go wrong when it feels sooo right.  It’s got a lot of flavor but the smokiness is subtle; the scotch whisky makes the statement.  The Talisker 10 is an Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky produced on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.  Talisker has an above average Peat content and is used in part of Jonnie Walker’s blended Scotch whisky.  The Talisker 10 is an excellent single malt, definitely in our top 10 single malts, possibly top 5.      

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