Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2009
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Cask
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Sep 2009 6:21 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 677.86

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.34 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Here again shows that Talisker age with the best of the otherwise strong coastal malts, fine notes of salt to spices and tropics, like well.
    • Nose
      Grapefruit peel, licorice, fennel, coconut, vanilla, herbal honey, cardamom, green tea, lavender, fresh tobacco, toffee and butter biscuits, fine sea flavor, as if you were standing on the shore and inhaling gently, vanilla
    • Taste
      See nose, licorice, coconut, grapefruit en masse, melon, apple peel, salt water (here more clearly than in the nose), hint of ash, hint of hay also, toffee and butter biscuits, green tea and lavender, herbal honey, creamy full
    • Finish
      Medium to long, salt, dry grasses, herbal honey and grapefruit peel, some ashes and coconut

  2. Rom scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Smoky nose, black pepper, iodine.
    The mouth is well peppery and well smoked.
    Very long finish in the same spirit.
    The typical markers of Talisker are present and beautifully highlighted in this venerable expression.

  3. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    on the nose, citrus, apricot, a little mirabelle plum, peat salted, feeling of stone wet by the tide, a little patissier
    mouth on camphor, salt, peppery spices, dirty, dusty and soaked wood, pungent smoke, then lemon custard, a little rancid butter, vanilla scorched, smoked apricot and a return vanilla and pepper
    The finish is long here, on wet herbs, pepper, lemon, yellow fruit stewed and dry peat.

  5. Varrek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Really balanced, delicate and as for me sweet for Talisker
    • Nose
      90 90
      minerals, salt, citrusy, fruity
    • Taste
      89 89
      really light, salt, minerals, oak spices, apple peels, wax, honey note
    • Finish
      90 90
      long and complex, spices, a bit dry

  6. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N19 P20 F21 B20

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    19 20 21 20 80

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful mature, multi-layered and powerful Talisker. Great balanced and very interesting. A whisky for special moments. Does not need water. Significantly better than the younger 25s with 45.8%.
    • Nose
      94 94
      clearly maritime note; salty; Seaweed; behind it, great aromatic sweetness (citrus flavors); delicate smoky note (slightly greasy); similarly younger 25er with 45.8%, but more complex and noticeably more bidding
    • Taste
      96 96
      strong start; oily; spicy; intense sweet; Citrus flavors; pleasant Talisker-typical Pfeffrigkeit appears increasingly powerful; salty maritime; delicate smoky note (campfire)
    • Finish
      95 95
      long; spicy peppery; nice sweetie; pleasant smoky note (campfire, slightly greasy); salty; no bitterness

  9. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sea water, seaweed, creamy, smoked ... light smoke.
    Taste: dense, matchless !!! salt, blood, rusty metal, wax ...
    Finish: endless! Viscous, tar and salty.

  10. Gusto scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Reminiscent of the Talisker 20yo 1981/2002, but is much more restrained, perhaps a bit restrained. Need some water. Let him pass on his tongue, 25 seconds, as old as he is, then he shows himself fully and fully.


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