Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
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

€ 569,54

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141 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.39 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. LeChiffre scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful mature, multi-layered and powerful Talisker. Great balanced and very interesting. A whisky for special moments. Does not need water. A little better than the 25er (2017), but in terms of PLV the surcharge (secondary market) is questionable.
    • Nose
      91 91
      clearly maritime note; salty; Seaweed; behind it, great aromatic sweetness (citrus flavors); delicate smoky note (slightly greasy); similar to the 25s from 2017, but more complex
    • Taste
      92 92
      strong start; oily; spicy-sweet; Citrus flavors; pleasant Talisker-typical Pfeffrigkeit emerges increasingly; salty maritime; delicate smoky note (campfire, ashes)
    • Finish
      90 90
      long; slightly dry; spicy peppery; nice sweetie; pleasant smoky note (campfire, ashes, slightly greasy); salty; no bitterness

  3. Conside 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose is less iodized, less marine, on the other hand very fruity. The apricot is obvious, a bit of heather. With the addition of water, vanilla and white fruits come out. Mirabelle a little spicy, hazelnut butter, applesauce, elderberry. Just a drop of peat, no ash or smoke. Very greedy nevertheless. After half an hour, the pear takes precedence over the rest. This one is very soft, it is slightly woody, earthy.
    The palate is very light, it does not smell at all alcohol, a little plum, however the heather, pepper are invasive, the finish is very woody; very long, what do I say interminable.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Vince' scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I'm oddly reminded of some Port Ellen releases. The nose is similarly elegant and detailed. This is rather more on sweet tar and less on marine notes, disregarding salt which is plentiful, than its cousins from Islay, though. I like it, but it doesn't seem to handle water very well, being best neat.

  8. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The former OB bottlings 20 and 25 years in cask strength from the ExBourbon keg are something special.
    Plenty of sea aroma, salt, slightly peppery, delicately smoky, vanilla rich, wonderfully sweet and creamy, soft mouthfeel. Soothing. Nothing dominates. All flavors beautifully integrated. Medium-length finish. Unfortunately very expensive and the new bottlings are no longer in cask strength. Nice if you still have a vial in reserve.
    • Nose
      92 92
      phenolic, citrus flavors, delicately smoky
    • Taste
      96 96
      sweet, vanilla, salty, soothing, soft, tender smoky,
    • Finish
      92 92
      medium length, salty, peppery, a hint of smoke, sweet, vanilla

  9. daverdaz scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. jocmueller scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Bottle # 1550 sold empty at ebay.


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