Talisker

Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set With 2 Glasses, 70cl

Talisker's excellent 10 Year Old maritime malt, packaged with a pair of their round bottom 'rocking' tumblers - perfect for reenacting ship-board drinking or just for simply sharing a dram or two.

Talisker 10 Year Old, the stalwart of the Talisker family, is a powerful Single Malt Whisky, with a sea-salty nose, spicy complexity, smoky-sweet character and signature peppery finish with a warm afterglow.

Serving Suggestion:  The warm, subtle smokiness of Talisker 10 Year Old should be sampled neat.

"Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that gives the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker’s smoke, which ain't as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit."

Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2012

"Fresh, vibrant. Appetizingly briny, with notes of seaweed, fishnets, lemongrass, smoke, and damp peat. A bed of light toffee provides contrast and balance. It finishes with a knockout punch: powerfully peppery and salty. This whisky remains a beautifully dynamic and bold whisky."

John Hansell, Whisky Advocate Fall 2005

"A malt equivalent to The Rolling Stones Satisfaction: it's exciting and fulfilling no mater how many times you come to it, on one level it's mainstream, if slightly on the heavier and rockier side of the taste spectrum; on another there's an edgier and less safe edge to it. A rich body is decorated with pepper and peat."

Sukhinder Singh 2011, Whisky Magazine, Issue 95, p.102

"Quite dense and smoky on the nose, with smoked fish, bladderwrack, sweet fruit and peat. Full-bodied and peaty in the mouthy; complex, with ginger, ozone, dark chocolate, black pepper and a kick of chilli in the long, smoky tail."

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.175

International Spirits Challenge

BRONZE

1998

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

DOUBLE GOLD

2000-2001, 2003, 2009

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

GOLD

2005-2006

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

SILVER

2004, 2007, 2008, 2014 & 2016

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

96 Points

2016

International Spirits Challenge

SILVER

2009-2011

International Spirits Challenge

GOLD

1999, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014

International Wine & Spirit Challenge

BRONZE

1994-1995

International Wine & Spirit Challenge

SILVER

2000 & 2014

International Wine & Spirit Challenge

GOLD

1993, 1997-1999, 2007-2009

World Whiskies Awards

BEST SINGLE MALT ISLAND

2011 & 2014

The Scotch Whisky Masters

SILVER

2014

The Scotch Whisky Masters

GOLD

2009 & 2001

Appearance

Brilliant gold.

Body

Full and rich.

Nose

Powerful peat-smoke with just a hint of the sea-water salt of fresh oysters, with a citrus sweetness.

Palate

A rich dried-fruit sweetness, clouds of smoke, strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth.

Finish

Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetizing sweetness.