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on 18 June 2012
I have bought more Talisker than any other single malt and despite the almost limitless choice of other whiskies available I still find myself yearning to go back to Talisker 10, it's one of my 'all-round' favourite whiskies.
It has quite a heavy smoky/peaty flavour with a hit of sea water/weed so it's not something everyone will get along with but it's balanced very nicely with a sweet fruitiness like you get from Speyside or Highland whisky's along with a fair bit of spice. It's has some vanilla notes you get from the ex-bourbon casks, most reviews mention pepper but I get more nutmeg and cinnamon than anything and perhaps a touch of cloves and ginger. One thing's for sure it's certainly not in danger of being called a bland whisky. So if you don't like smoky whiskies then it's probably best to stay away, however this is so good it'll probably convert you.