Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
90.94/100
votes
317
Whiskybase ID
WB123
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2006
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Casks
Number of bottles
4860
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6 166 CM000
Barcode
5000281021157
Added on
11 jul 2007 8:44 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 999.99

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

50 users have left 56 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.94 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    At first not very promising on the nose but on the palate very creamy and fruity - no water needed actually but helps for the finish - really not bad

    I just had a Talisker 1973 DL Tactical before this one and honestly this one can't compete against
    • Nose
      88 88
      Spicy, herbal, peppery and peppermint, little leafy, ginger, green fruits, lime zest, green banana, wet hay, oak wood, citric
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, melon, cantaloup, peach, apricot, plum, ripe banana, spicy, pepper, little ginger, only little smoke - very good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, burning, becomes much more punchy in the finish

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  3. sjoerd972 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Quintessential Talisker showcasing everything that makes this a great distillery. Especially when given time...

    Full review at https://maltfascination.com/2022/10/04/talisker-25-2006-release-56-9/

  4. DawidAC scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Gregorsky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. WhiskyWitold scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  8. hyc scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 91
    Flavor--------------------91
    End rhyme--------------------91

  9. herdertje scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      vanilla, banana
    • Taste
      delicate & closed
      hints of sweet orange, salt & wet charcoal
      tad sweet, bitter oak at the end
    • Finish
      again oak and a hint of barbecue smoke

  10. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  11. eselsim scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    23/23/22/23
    • Nose
      Amazing combination of strawberry with vanilla, oak, bubblegum and light smoke with rot
    • Taste
      grassy and peppery, honeysuckle, sea peat more than rotten wood, sesame oil, walnuts
    • Finish
      long and sweet smoke, grill, mushrooms

  12. DocF scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    25yo Talisker - 2004 vs. 2006 vs. 2008.

    2004: Fresh, fruity, minty, clear, cold and wild - tundra, spray, star fruit, bergamot. With water, then first a torrent of bitumen, heavy smoke remains but the fruits come back.

    2006: Narrower than the other two, less fruit, less freshness, less sherry, instead oatmeal, warm smoke, spray, ... Worthy talisker in the middle of the three. Never ending finish.

    2008: Warmer, salty, more sherry, warmer, creaky smoke. More salty tang, is dangerously close to the 15yo special release. Its fresher side comes out later, less directly than the 2004 one.

    Current Tali 10: The other day he still had the DNA, but in this context young pear in particular jumps into the nose, in terms of taste then OK

  13. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light smoke, oranges, liquid candle wax, raisins, caramel candies. Green tea, walnuts. Freshly sawn wood. Water mint.
    • Taste
      Oily. Orange jam, kumquats, a hint of lavender. Dark chocolate, black pepper. Mushrooms, removes smoky ash.

  15. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F22 B22

  16. KonstUA scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 24, finish 23, balance 23

  17. Gregers scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic dram, nothing less.

    Review: https://youtu.be/jJCyBdFq7DA
    • Nose
      92 92
      Light peat smoke, camphor, iodine, very fresh and vigourous, lemon zest, light hint of rubber, toffee, brine, wax, very light acetone, wet pipe tobacco, fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Some initial burn, black pepper, a little bit of chili and fresh ginger, but then brine, peat smoke, light medicinal notes, and a fantastic level of cane sugar sweetness mellowing out everything. Amazing balance. Warm, smoky, sweet, some lemon oil, very good. Second chew brings more sweetness and is fuller, oilier, slightly waxy, bit more medicinal notes and toffee, really sweet juicy apples, sweet spearmint, smoke still building up. Fantastic dram. Third chew brings a bit of fresh cream, chocolate milk, espresso or coffee beans, sweet liquorice, fudge, more smoke and ginger. Even better than I hoped.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Peat smoke, light medicinal note, fudge, sweet juicy apples, brine, lemon oils. Long and smooth. Really great.

  18. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  19. gregy3 scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    The rough edges are very much smoothed out probably due to the amount of years it’s rested in the bottle! A very balanced 25 year whisky, between the sweet and spicy aspects, with hints of lemon custard and cinnamon all finely mixed together. Ends with a nice subtle smokiness that fades out nicely. No water needed, but I had this rest in the glass a few hours before tasting

  20. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    salt, iodine, sea herbs, cooked citrus fruits, a little sweet, a little sweet like a Clynelish, a little minty,
    a little honey, syrup, a little smoke then!
    mouth:
    the flavor of a sweet and alcoholic syrup, a little more honey, the iodine arrives then, with well soaked wood, the feeling of gingerbread too
    nutty nutmeg, tobacco, dark chocolate and the oily feeling that stays in the mouth.
    the spices quite peppery here, with fruit on the pear, the cooked and slightly caramelized apple, the soggy wood, the smoked wet herbs, a little cold smoke, cold pipe tobacco to finish.
    final:
    medium to long on spices, nutmeg, salted caramel, subtle smoke but well in place, and which remains at the bottom of the glass.

  21. ConvalRen scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    22 23 22 22 89

    21 24 23 22 90

    the power and beauty of Talisker!

  23. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. KonstUA scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 24, finish 23, balance 23

  25. Ed Radour scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

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

  26. Othorion scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Decent campfire smoke, algae, salty sea breeze brings the scent of applesauce with cinnamon and honey cake, allspice, nutmeg, oranges, grapefruit, vanilla, lilac, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, these old Big Red chewing gum, anise! Krass, an incredibly multi-layered nose that keeps changing, but always stays great! Great
    • Taste
      Very oily, peppery onion with nutmeg, smoke and some licorice, honey, apples and grapefruit, vanilla, nutmeg and some salt, some wax, pipe tobacco.
      For the alcohol content very soft and good to drink pure, with a few drops of water but even tastier
    • Finish
      Very long, warming, sweet and spicy, licorice, smoke, ginger, honey and pipe tobacco!

  27. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Smells great - tastes even better, retro style meets aroma concentrate - for me a mix of Highland and island style. 2cl are enough for me there the whole evening
    • Nose
      Gentle mined delicate smoke is above the glass, it starts with grass notes and a sweet sugar cake nose with cinnamon and nutmeg. More time and some hand warmth dissolve a fine fruity acidity from the glass, orange jelly, slightly sour BBQ sauce with hints of wine or wine vinegar influence the meet with a honey sweetness, dense and voluminous, juicy tobacco leaves
      After the first sip, I also find in the nose delicately aged citrus notes blended with floral notes and beeswax.
    • Taste
      Oily and gentle, it runs down the tongue, warm wood notes, sanding dust from old weathered wood, then clearly tobacco with vanilla and pepper, heavily interwoven volumniöse but confused Sherrynoten (I find no concrete fruits or even red berries) more wine notes, some salt, grasses , Geranium leaves, jasmine oil, crystalline flowers and citrus peel - very noble aged, easy to chew and very rich / aromatic
    • Finish
      is eternally on the tongue, light ashy note in the smoke, wax, mint, spicy oak and herbs, licorice - still a slight pepperiness partly mint, partly rosemary and chilli - in no case alcoholic pungency

  28. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A whisky that combines maturity with a vibrant youthfulness, is okay in my book. A tad less aggressiveness on the palate, and I would've rated this even higher. Superb.
    • Nose
      I love how this is both fruity (passion fruit, lemon and hints of green apple peel) and peaty, yet in a very mature way, not how a young Lagavulin can be described as fruity and peaty for example. Extremely coastal too, with loads of salty seaweed, and a touch of iodine. Finally, let's not forget to mention it is actually quite waxy, as well as showcasing some subtle sal ammoniac.
    • Taste
      Yep, waxy (although not very), and very peppery, even for a Talisker. Hints of licorice and citrus, as well as more than a pinch of salt. More expressive (and aggressive even) than the nose suggests, with a more dominant peat influence. There very subtle notes of marzipan here, as well as some cappuccino and menthol.
    • Finish
      Lingering pepper-y notes, with peat as well. Long.

  29. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017] Does age matter? Surely if we talk about underaged (immature) whisky that is so often sold these days as the warehouses are empty of older stuff. But does a longer maturation really improve a dram further even after it got adult? Not so sure, so I do this head-to-head of three great Talisker - aged 20-years (vintage 1982, WB id 122), 25-years (bottled 2006, WB id 123) and 35-years (vintage 1977, WB id 35066), all original bottlings by Diageo.

    And the result is quite interesting: Overall I like the youngest 20-years old Talisker best closely followed by the 35-years old and with somewhat distance the 25-years old. So coming back to my initial question: Older does not necessarily mean better like this set of high quality Talisker proved. Nevertheless all three are really great drams...
    • Nose
      88 88
      Colour is irrelevant as Diageo usually uses caramel to fix it - but for the records: The 20y is at old gold, the 25y is at old gold and the 35y is one shade paler at jonquiripe corn. The texture of the 20y shows a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass that very, very slowly transforms into fat sticky tears and extremely slow legs (great oiliness!), the 25y shows many small sticky tears first that slowly consolidate and form slow legs (another good oiliness) and the 35y shows early bigger tears and slightly faster legs as well as late fat sticky tears (not too bad either). The nose of the 20y offers a complex profile of grassy, herbal, spicy and slightly peaty aromas with hints of salt all nicely balanced. The 25y has a comparable profile with stronger herbal and less peaty aromas and is a little unbalanced compared to the 20y. The nosing profile of the 35y is again grassy-herbal and is much stronger than the other two with no peaty aromas at all (but again hints of salt and other spices). I like the 20y best followed by the 35y and the 25y.
    • Taste
      89 89
      A truly multi-layered barley-sweet, peaty and herbal flavours profile is unveiled by the 20y that later adds spices, salt and hints of ripe fruits to the party, really delicious. The 25y shows more wooden and less peaty flavours than the 20y and no salt at all. The 35y owns a more complex flavours profile on the palate (of course) with sugary, herbal, spicy and hints of peaty aromas. It is nicely layered and one to investigate for hours (if you have enough time and whisky). On this dimension I prefer the 35y over the 20y followed by the 25y. Some water opens the nose of the 20y very nicely and adds significant more (sweeter) aromas, I like it that way better. But do not add too much as the dram turns flat quite quickly. The reduced 25y gets smoother both in the nose and on the palate but does not add many new aromas, again I like it better a little reduced. Adding some water reveils more aromas with the 35y both in the nose and on the palate (especially some delicious peaty flavours).
    • Finish
      89 89
      The 20y instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a nice warming feeling and just minor peppery moments (despite 58,8% abv) - the great texture kept its promise. The 25y arrives less coating and somewhat hotter on the palate (56,9% abv) with no bitter or astringent moments either. The mouthfeel of the 35y is again less coating than the 20y and slightly bitter (tannins, no wonder after 35 years in the cask). The 20y owns a very long finish (what else, given the great texture) that sticks to the palate even minutes after I swallowed the dram. It nicely vanishes in waves and has no bitter nor drying nor astringent moments, just great! The finish of the 25y is significantly shorter with more sweeter and less herbal flavours than the taste and again no distracting feelings. The 35y has a longer finish than the 25y but shorter than the 20y that vanishes in waves again but shows some minor bitter wooden notes (that are not unpleasant at all). It adds some sweeter flavours too that are very welcomed.

  30. Toffie76 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    fairly close to the 2004, but wiser. The balance achieved is a peak of its kind. Probably my best malted moment. Ok, apart from Brora, out of category.
    • Nose
      hay, smoke, peat, pepper. The iodine side expresses itself even more than in the 2004 version. Crustacean notes are added to the long list (cf 2004). A nice balance sweet / bitterness (gentian / vanilla)
    • Taste
      I feel that peat is more present than in previous versions. The peppery explosion is back on the board and perfectly integrated in the whole. The profile seems to me even more complex. The shape is longer. The attack is less intense than in the 2004
    • Finish
      Smoke persists with metallic dust

  31. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nose: White pepper, malty sweetness. White grape syrup. Very slight crustacean smoke. Palate: Syrup of dried fruit, extraordinary roundness. Sweet spices first discreet, then more spicy. Finale: The white pepper reappears more frankly. Mixed marine and vegetable fumes. Verdict: a sublime equilibrium. More balanced than the 2004 batch, but also less sharp and less frank. But what sensations! 92/100 . (Note made in the context of a face to face of all Talisker 25y in barrel.)

  32. Vexer scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Quince & Lemon Oyster pepper bomb :-)
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  33. MrRancho scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Uiuiui, but he has a lot! It's so tightly interwoven that it took me a long time to even sort it for myself. One in which you discover more with every dram, Blank.
    • Nose
      Anise, fennel, caraway, glue, passion fruit, some vanilla tobacco
    • Taste
      Sweet, candied orange, salt, licorice, pepper, pipe smoke, hazelnut, even more salt
    • Finish
      Long for sweetened orange, wood, some smoke, salt

  34. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  35. Glennie scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  36. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  37. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    Nose - Really opens up on toffe & lemon

    Palate - Still smokey, still sweet but less pepper with a little orange and again very smooth

    Finish - Long

    A very good Talisker indeed.
    • Nose
      Creosote, shoe polish, wood varnish, over ripe pranges, lemon.
    • Taste
      Smokey but sweet, peppery. cinder toffee, smooth for the % of alcohol.
    • Finish
       Long, smooth, sweet.
      .

  38. bull10298 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Matured in refill American oak casks, this Isle of Skye malt is a classic in any
    guise, and the 2006 Special Release offers an earthy, peaty nose, with sweet
    fruits, heather and some wood smoke. It is characteristically ebullient and
    mouth-filling. The ?lava of the Cuillins? is in fine form here, smoky and oily,
    with spices and typical Talisker pepper on the tongue, plus an intriguing hint
    of fruity sweetness. The lengthy finish combines smouldering peat, black pepper
    and more of that fresh fruit sweetness. Finally, the pepper just gains the upper
    hand. Talisker is one of those indispensable malts, without which a winter
    fireside seat is incomplete. If you are only familiar with the excellent
    10-year-old Classic Malt then this complex 25-year-old should be essential
    drinking, despite its price tag.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=talisker

     

  39. eleiko5 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 25 yo
    (56,9%, OB 2006, 4860 btl.)

    Nose: in fact this equals the complexity of the 27 Year Old. Relatively fruity (quinces, damsons, hints of passion fruits) before the peat arrives – gently and balanced. Some floral notes even. Some lovely dusty, earthy notes in the background. Walnuts and cinnamon. A faint Brora-esk waxiness. Coastal hints (seaweed, damp wood) and ethereal, medicinal notes too. Very subtle vanilla and lemon if you add a drop of water. Mouth: very powerful, assertive and slightly sharp. Peaty and peppery, with lots of liquorice and lemon. Really salty. Plenty of smoke and rooty notes. Hints of coffee in the background. Then the fruits emerge: apples and raisins. Growing spicier and hotter. Again not unlike some Brora. Finish: very long, with deep smoke, spices and zesty lemon.

    Personally I may not have paid enough attention to these 20yo and 25yo expressions of Talisker. They are so beautiful. I bought mine for € 120 (a lot of money back then) – now easily € 300 if you can find one. I wish I bought more.

    Score: 91/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/talisker/talisker-25-years-old-2006/

     

     

  40. ricallende scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Holly monster! A real deal,if you have the chance..get a bottle! The smoke,the strength,the silkness,everything about this whisky is so glorious that you just can't stop enjoying this wonder!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  41. fop scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it again after a long time. What a great whisky! If you stil can find a bottle!

  42. Helgo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  43. zby0001 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  44. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I quote Peter_W1
    Conclusion:
    a wonderful elderly Talisker, who has retained much of his youth and has built up a wonderful complexity through his long years in the barrel.

    Here again shows clearly
    who wants to drink a great Talisker
    has made exactly the right choice with a Talisker DE
    The 25y is just really good with Muse
    Yes I'm in Heaven
    Ranking: 1st nose 2nd finish, 3rd mouth
    • Nose
      like a midsummer on the Breton coast
      a cognac note, ripe apricots
      Salt and sea
      Mousse au Chocolat
      warm silt
      Bourbon vanilla
      salty seafood

      spicy fresh sea air
      and full summer heat
      -
      wild and spicy
      gentle and soft
      a nice interplay
    • Taste
      a lot of chocolate, salt,
      smokes nicely in the throat ...
      a fresh peppery sea breeze
      with fine fruit sweetness
    • Finish
      long
      cocoa powder
      Sweet
      fiery in the throat
      the sea, salt, barrel & chocolate
      then oysters wow are awesome
      apricots
      the chocolate only in the background
      at the end, malt sweeties and oysters

  45. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    First, we think we are dealing with a nice little kid. And then the beast wakes up.

    (Tasted in the context of a 3 Talisker 25y face to face)
    • Nose
      First sweet and honeyed, vanilla limit. Then the marine smells develop.
    • Taste
      At first soft, subtle, velvety. Then the pepper attack and we take the full face!
    • Finish
      Atomic pepper explosion.

  46. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    Nice combination of fruit and sherry, with the peat only in the background.
    • Nose
      Apricot, plum, leather, red apple, cranberry, oak, honey, straw and ash.
    • Taste
      Plum, liquorice, leather, cloves, salt, cherry, peat and eucalyptus. Much saltier than the very fruity nose.
    • Finish
      Liquorice, plum, oak, cherry, mocha, eucalyptus and peat smoke.

  47. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    a real Talisker ?
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  48. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Verrrrrry good! A
    Talisker to savour gently while enjoying a good football match. Thanks,
    Whiskysamples!
    • Nose
      The nose is spicy to
      be sure, but what immediately stands out is the fact that it is very fruity.
      Plums, mirabelles, litchi, quince and unripe pineapple. Then the peat kicks in,
      but the big maritime notes remain limited to some wet rocks and seaweeds. Some
      baking butter takes care of a fatty touch. Caramelized lime and a hint of
      oyster sap. Sweetened espresso with some vanilla in the background. Very
      appealing and complex.
    • Taste
      Powerful arrival on
      the palate. Loads of pepper and peat, loads of oak and loads of salt. But the
      sweetness wants to play along. The espresso returns. The fruit is not as
      tropical as on the nose, more like toffee apples and sultanas now. Some
      almonds. Lime. Midpalate, the maritime character shines through. A hint of
      lavender and hay. Nice smokiness. Grand.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully long
      finish on smoke, spices and orange zest.

  49. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Toffie76 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    oh hell yeah!!!! Too much complexity to post my tasting notes in its raw form. I got to take my time to settle down all what happened in my brain while enjoying my first dram I poured last night!

  51. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: fruity, wax like Clynelish/Brora, oily and pepper
    T: briny and smoke
    F: oily and grass
    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl

  52. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Re-tasted in the frame of a vertical 18/25 (x2) / 30y.

    The Talisker paw (iodine, smoke, pepper) is clearly present. The nose draws a little more on citrus than the 18 years, the smoke is softer and more melted. The mouth is franker in attack, but also much more complex by the wave of iodized smoke that returns to give a big slap once the wave of acidulated fruits passed. The final is also on citrus, more peppery than in the mouth. A slight woody bitterness settles down the throat on the end (too bad, it makes me lose a point in my case), but a complex sweetness too (and that, it's serious!). As complex as 18 years old, but also thinner and more subtle despite the higher percentage of alcohol.

  53. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Being a fan of 18 years, I can only compare this 25 years.

    This 25 years is finer, more subtle; but also less fiery and, I find, less complex overall.
    This 25 years is nevertheless an excellent single malt. Too bad that the difference in price with the 18 years does not justify a purchase.

  54. St. Pauli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A
    very complex and harmonized dram, very enjoyable without adding water.
    • Nose
      The
      smokiness has faded and plays a small role, oak has taken over instead, in a
      pleasant way. The oak can be smelled, along with spices as vanilla, nutmeg and
      cinnamon. Also, some mineral and floral (tea) tones can be detected. After a
      few minutes, a fruitier character can be detected: lemons and plums.
    • Taste
      The
      palate is full and with lots of character. The smoky barley can be detected,
      along with the mineral tones that are slightly (but pleasantly) drying.
    • Finish
      The
      finish is long, salty (salted almonds!), smoky and slightly fruity.

  55. aby scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    nose: pronounced peat, some tea and apples. After a while lemon with ground pepper and oysters. After about 15 minutes it gets a sort of Brora-style (stable, wet straw)

    taste: full power, peat, salt and a little pepper

    finish: long with lemon, pepper and a bit coffee/chocolate

    overall: very good Talisker  91p

    available as sample on whiskysample.nl

  56. ardpeat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    a wonderful Talisker a little atypical and so attractive.
    • Nose
      very fresh for its age with a mixture of iodine and undergrowth by the sea, encaustic and kelp. remarkable
    • Taste
      the mouth is wiser but equally remarkable. what is surprising is the control of alcohol. almost 57% but everything is soft, without any aggressiveness. Smoked Talisker is present but accompanied by mint chocolate and rice pudding. surprising for a Talisker. beautiful
    • Finish
      a never-ending finale on milk chocolate that caresses the taste buds with great elegance

  57. I_SPEY scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The color of this whisky is full gold, with a nose(neat) that`s soft and nice with clear hints of pepper, seaweed and caramel. Also hints of iodium and burnt woodsmoke; (+w) menthol and burnt wood aroma`s. The palate is medium, smooth and rich as well as Very Drinkable and smoky; the balance is perfect with hints of sweet aroma`s and briny flavours.
    The finish is long, pleasing and very earthy with hints of ginger and chocolate.

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