A Drink With Talisker Single Malt

You’ll make this single malt a double.

We sat down with an expert from the Talisker, single malt scotch distillery and tasted a few of their whiskys. Then we asked if we could taste some more.

Talisker 10-Year-Old


Talisker: This has a rich, dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavors, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper.

Maxim Editor Cory: This stuff is friggin’ delicious. As someone who spent a lot of his college years drinking out of whisky in plastic bottles,t his is a major upgrade.

Talisker 18-Year-Old


Talisker: Sweet in front, then more assertive with a hint of smoke as it coats the palate.  An overall warming effect develops toward the finish with notes of smoke and toffee.

Maxim Editor Cory: This is very similar to the first one with a slightly sweeter overtone at the beginning, and then ends with a nice long smoky finish. This stuff is as smooth as I wish my back was.

Talisker 30-Year-Old


Talisker: A mild nose-feel, very reserved and slow. At first, a teasing fruit acidity and dried fruits, with sweeter notes. Quickly then, sooty

smoke with aromatic spices after a while and polished oak, followed by more fruit. Water makes it more maritime, and it unfolds with a smoky development.

Maxim Editor Cory: This is what drinking is all about. I can’t imagine a whisky tasting bettert han this. I thought the extra age might have some ill effects, but this whisky is almost creamy. It’s balanced perfectly and it combines citrus and smoke to get the perfect finish.

Cory Jones