Just opened a bottle of Talisker 10 last nite. I was told it was "Lagavulin-like." And, I believe that is a great way to describe it.
I really like the Lagavulin 16, but sometimes want just a tad less peat.
The Talisker is a smoother, fainter peat, with a nice brisk aftertaste....a sort of "Lagavulin Lite."
For the price difference of the 2, I'm going to buy more Talisker's. Seems to be a better bang for the buck.
One of my friends says he likes this in the cold winter evenings. I like it anytime!