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Talisker 10

Postby Elagabalus » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:04 am

I like this. Not as good as Lagavulin though, however, I suppose I now must sample the 18. :)
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby Les Paul » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:17 am

I also enjoy the Talisker 10. Pretty fiery and temperamental! Good stuff!!

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Re: Talisker 10

Postby Onefortheditch » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:53 pm

To me the Talisker 10, the Ardbeg 10, and the Laphroaig Quarter Cask are all fabulous and reasonably priced peaty whiskies.

For that age and price, I can't think of any better.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby woodhill » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:12 am

Onefortheditch wrote:To me the Talisker 10, the Ardbeg 10, and the Laphroaig Quarter Cask are all fabulous and reasonably priced peaty whiskies.

For that age and price, I can't think of any better.



My Ardbeg 10 seems to have found a new home!

Recently it's been living in my bedroom cupboard :P


I MUST pick up a new QC soon!
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby DanielKoons » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:28 am

I just picked up Talisker 10, and I was surprised by the bite. It seemed very rough, as the previous post-ers said I will have to try the 18 and see how different it is.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby TheLaddie » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:35 am

DanielKoons wrote:I just picked up Talisker 10, and I was surprised by the bite. It seemed very rough, as the previous post-ers said I will have to try the 18 and see how different it is.


Funny. I don't find it at all rough. There is a real sweetness and smoothness behind that bite. It is a wonderful combination. If you don't like the 10yo the 18 could be an expensive experiment.

Try getting hold of some Kilchoman new make. That will raise the bar as far as "rough" goes.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:20 pm

When I first started drinking whisky, the fieriness in Talisker did feel a bit rough. I think it helps to see it in context. With Talisker, you usually get a very sweet and smooth mouth arrival - after a bit the pepper kickes in for a short burst - and then it leaves a dry, smoky, cocoa-y finish. There was a time when the distillate didn't seem to have the fiery stage - that may well be hitting the 18yo mark about now - but the 10 is back to the traditional profile.

I especially like the whiskies that have a flavour journey where the flavours follow on from one another in sequence. I think it is much more elegant than having all the flavours arriving at once, but it is something that not many distilleries can achieve.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby MrIntrepid » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:32 pm

The Talisker 10 is one of my all time favourites. Last night I sat down with a large dram of the 18 yo which I received as a present recently. For me there is something about the rawness of the 10 yo that just pips the 18 yo. Saying that the 18 yo is an fantastically complex whisky and the chilli, pepper kick you get a couple of second after swallowing is one of a kind - it is definitely worth trying if you like the 10 yo.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby jimidrammer » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:37 am

Currently comparing the 10 and 18 Taliskers. While looking for an analogy, I guess I can say the 10 is a rocky coastline and the 18 a warm sandy beach. The roughness of the 10 is a moody attraction, while the subtle sultry 18 has an effect of warming the soul. Both have their place and I wouldn't make a direct competition out of them, but enjoy them both for what they are.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby peergynt323 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:40 am

Find the older bottlings, definitely. More personality.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:06 pm

I can take or leave the 10yr but the 18 i cannot leave and is worth the extra outlay.For the money its a steal. I recently bought a bottle for £35.
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby woodhill » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:51 pm

lincoln imp wrote:I can take or leave the 10yr but the 18 i cannot leave and is worth the extra outlay.For the money its a steal. I recently bought a bottle for £35.


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Where was that - It's a good price!

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Re: Talisker 10

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:59 pm

lincoln imp wrote:I can take or leave the 10yr but the 18 i cannot leave and is worth the extra outlay.For the money its a steal. I recently bought a bottle for £35.


I think the Talisker 10 is a great malt and the more I drink it the more I like it (and I have been drinking it for a long time now), but you're right about the 18. It is simply fantastic and I think it is very reasonably priced. Everybody should have one for drinking :thumbsup: .
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:28 am

Elagabalus wrote:I like this. Not as good as Lagavulin though, however, I suppose I now must sample the 18. :)


Yes you must. Talisker 10 is amazing, but Talisker 18 is just a bit classier with a little more depth.

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Re: Talisker 10

Postby mattbuty » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:52 pm

For me Talisker 10 is one of the best under 12 year old malts. Totally unique, and brilliant to taste.

The 18 is really one of my favorite drams, again there is nothing else out there like it. So unique, wonderful stuff

But... If you want to really taste something remarkable then try and track down the 2007 30year old super premium release. nothing short of amazing!!!!!

It has everything that you might expect but more of it - spicy, salty, fruity and very very large. Only problem is it costs £200 a bottle. :headbang:
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby DramMeister » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:35 pm

I always feel there's a hole in my collection if there's no Talisker 10 in there and it never seems to last very long. I like to have a spectrum from the lightest (Glen Goyne 10?) to the strongest (Laph CS). But there seems to be a gap in styles that only a handful of malts bridge before you get to the kildaltons.

Perhaps:
HP
Talisker
Brora
Caol Ila
Bowmore
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby MacAttack80 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:09 am

I LOVE TALISKER 10

If I can scrap up enough cash, I'm getting the 18!!

A great SMS!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby Gov » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:14 am

MacAttack80 wrote:I LOVE TALISKER 10

If I can scrap up enough cash, I'm getting the 18!!

A great SMS!! :thumbsup:


I agree, it is quite tasty and robust
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:21 am

MacAttack80 wrote:I LOVE TALISKER 10

If I can scrap up enough cash, I'm getting the 18!!

A great SMS!! :thumbsup:

Forget the hype, calm your senses, allow the 18 yo dram to show you its way and you won't be disappointed MacAttack80. It's a must!
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby mikeymad » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:23 am

Agreed, Talisker 18yo is worth the price of admission. Every bit of it.

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Re: Talisker 10

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:12 am

MacAttack80 wrote:I LOVE TALISKER 10

If I can scrap up enough cash, I'm getting the 18!!

A great SMS!! :thumbsup:


The liquor store down the street has the 18 for $54.99. I paid $59.99 a week earlier and 20 miles away. :headbang:
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby clicker7 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:28 am

The 18 is beautiful, so is the Distillers Edition, as well as the 175th Anniv.(my favorite)..

Come to think of it I love all of the Taliskers I have tried!

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Re: Talisker 10

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:07 pm

DanielKoons wrote:I just picked up Talisker 10, and I was surprised by the bite. It seemed very rough, as the previous post-ers said I will have to try the 18 and see how different it is.



Yes it has a good bite but I too would not say it was rough. Maybe you are confusing that brilliant pepper burst (like fireworks on you tongue) with roughness .....

W JJ says the 18 is a much classier affair, I would say mellower but it is all in ones own mind. I prefer the 10 all the same so if you find hte 10 a bit rough :wink: the 18 should suit you :thumbsup:
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Re: Talisker 10

Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:42 pm

Les Paul wrote:I also enjoy the Talisker 10. Pretty fiery and temperamental! Good stuff!!

8)


It can be very sweet and lose it's peppery punch, from time to time.
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