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Talisker 10 Years Old
 45.8%    |    70cl

The classic stalwart of the Talisker family. The perfect companion for when the day is done, smooth, smoky with a comforting afterglow.
The classic stalwart of the Talisker family. The perfect companion for when the day is done, smooth, smoky with a comforting afterglow.

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"Grilled oily fish in lemon oil, on the nose, dry salt and pepper on the palate, peat and pepper in a tastebud treat of a finish."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.175

The perfect

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

WHISKY & ...

The soft texture and the depth of the extra-aged Comté cheese tames the Talisker and makes its spicy, green flavours more accessible.

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A golden showcase of what’s possible with a fine single malt, Talisker 10 Year Old, plus one of the most bountiful of all flowers, the marigold, this is a bold new cocktail you’ll sit up and notice.

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Talisker 10 Year Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


A classic Island whisky from the oldest distillery on Skye.


Brilliant gold.


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


Full and rich.


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


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

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Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"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

"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

"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