On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we’ll be discussing the third bottle in the Diageo Classic Malts sampler that we purchased at the start of 2022. The first Single Malt we reviewed was the Caol Ila 12 and the second was the Clynelish 14. This time around, we’ll be discussing the Talisker 10, which is a whisky that we’ve enjoyed on numerous occasions, but for whatever reason, have never ever reviewed.
Here are a few words about the Talisker 10 which is distilled, matured, and bottled on the Isle of Skye:
Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been made by the sea since 1830, with its smell and taste instantly connecting you to its rugged maritime home. Every sip is a taste of the Isle of Skye itself, one of the most remote, windswept yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. 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: like a warm welcome from a wild sea. This single malt has a famously rich and powerful peat-smoke flavour, while the finish leaves you with a warm peppery taste at the back of the mouth. It is double distilled to create a rich, deep character embodying the maritime characteristics of a coastal whisky, and then aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks. It is one of the most awarded single malt Scotch whiskies in the world including Double Gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for four years in a row, including 2020. Talisker 10 Year Old makes a perfect present for adventurers who share the wild spirit of our founders, who rowed to the Isle of Skye in 1830 where Talisker has been distilled ever since.
Click play on the following video to hear our many thoughts on this classic Single Malt Scotch Whisky:
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