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Talisker Skye

(70cl, 45.8%)

Talisker Skye

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Talisker Skye Bottling Note

Talisker Skye was introduced in early 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. This expression brings with it a more well-rounded and sweet flavour profile packed with fresh citrus, sweet smoke, peppery spice and traditional Talisker maritime notes. It's matured in a combination of refill and toasted American oak casks, with a slightly higher proportion of toasted casks. Perfect for those who perhaps find the classic Talisker flavour profile a bit too much, not to say that Talisker fans won't enjoy it too.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sweet stuff, toffees and vanilla ice cream up front, almost grain-like. Becomes increasingly honeyed. There's a little coastal influence here too, just hints of a sweet Caol Ila perhaps, with very restrained smoke.

Palate: Honeyed toasted oak, sappy wood, only a little pepper and smoke, apple turnovers and hints of lemon and lime Opal Fruits. Fennel seeds.

Finish: Drying and slightly less sweet, hints of spice and smoke.

Overall: A more approachable, sweet Talisker. 'The Isle of Skye in June'.

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Talisker Skye Reviews

Not for everyone

Reading the reviews here it's obviously a marmite whisky. If you've never tried Talisker before you might find the flavour challenging. I really like Talisker, so if you don't like it please don't pour down the sink, send it to me and I suggest you go back to Speyside for your whisky. I find most Speyside dull. Not bad just dull although there are exceptions. For me the further west and north you go the more intresting the whisky.

That's the beauty of whisky, there is one out there for you somewhere, probably more if you keep searching

17th August 2021


Worst drink I have ever tasted, emailed the distillery and only got a auto blurb email in reply. Can't give the bottle away, even offered to send a sample at my expense to distillery

13th August 2021

Great stuff

Loved it, bit harsh maybe but well worth the price.

18th July 2021


Too harsh and as many have said it tastes like disinfectant. A bit of water took the edge off slightly but still not worth the money

12th July 2021

One of my favourites - sweet, smoky, salty amazing

My favourite of 18 Scotches in my youthful collection so far, sweet, light, smoky, and very moreish. Amazing unique flavour. People who dont understand whisky from this region may find this one unusual, I love the coastal saltiness, light smoke and sweet beautiful flavour. Recommended 110%

23rd June 2021

Smoky, smooth, sweet. Love it!

Whisky, like most things in life, us subjective. An occasional Whisky drinker over the years, this was a Father's Day gift from one of my beautiful daughters. In my opinion a great choice, smoky and smooth.
I can't believe some of the pretentious waffle written below, but, each to their own. Cheers!

21st June 2021

Down the sink!

I'm afraid I fully agree with the couple who thought it tasted like disinfectant ... and down the sink it went!

7th June 2021

Fire... du, du, durrrr, du, du. Fire...

I don't know who writes the tasting notes but all can taste is pepper and spice. Not a nice whisky, glad I only paid £25 for it, although I'm not sure if it's worth that.

29th April 2021

Honey smoke..

Each to their own...liked the honey smoke flavour but one person's honey is another's 'whatever's.
IMO does not deserve mixing with ginger ???

18th April 2021

Not a fan

I bought this on offer for £25 which is lucky because I’m really not a fan and would be even more disappointed if I paid full price. I’m by no means a whiskey expert but I find the taste of honey and smoke too strong.

10th April 2021

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