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Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
91.84/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2001
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281016269
Added on
12 Aug 2008 7:52 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
Taste
1
Finish
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Category Rating
Nose
24
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

11 Notes

ASWhisky
Connoisseur ASWhisky Tasting note
22 Jan 2014 8:47 am
ASWhisky gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Kirschkonfitüre, Meerwasser in Pfützen, der Strand nach einem warmen Sommerregen, der Geruch von Strandnelken, Pfeffer und Wachholderbeeren,
feuchtes Strandgut, nasses Holz, salzig feuchte Luft, nasser Sand, 

Taste

beim Antritt nussig mit Schokolade und Frucht, Vanille und Heublumen
beim Schlucken läuft ein warmes Feuer läuft über die Zunge, weich und anschmiegsam
wird am Gaumen und im Rachen zu einem - wow - intensiven Chili catch, das sich rauchig im ganzen Mund verströmt

Finish

mittellang bis lang
Zartbitter Schokolade, viel Malz mit der typischen Kleesüße von Talisker
ein wunderschöner Talisker Abgang, der immer wieder kommt

Comments

Dieser Talisker verträgt ausnahmsweise mal Wasser:
im Mund öffnet er sich so besser und wird komplexer, weicher, tiefer
der Abgang wird subtiler und geschmeidiger, Salz, viel Malz und herrliche Kleesüße… und jetzt kommt Rauch und Tabak und der Abgang wird lang

ich empfehle hier tatsächlich mal ein wenig Wasser

das ist schon ein ganz besonderer 25y …
yes, I'm in heaven

unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
Tom na Gruagaich
Expert Senior Tom na Gruagaich Tasting note
07 Jan 2018 11:20 pm
Tom na Gruagaich gave this whisky 95 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Die Nase ist unglaublich schön. Gewürze, Nelken, Eichennoten, Seetang, ein Hauch Hafenbecken, Torfnoten, Marzipan, Orangenschale, dazu eine schöne Süße, fast ein wenig Sherry. Mit ein wenig Wasser werden die Aromen noch intensiver und die Orangennoten sowie das maritime treten klarer zum Vorschein.

Taste

Unverdünnt durchaus kräftig. Ordentlich Pfeffer im Mund, etwas salzig, zuerst noch die Orangennoten, bekommen mit der Zeit die Eichennoten, die Gewürze die Oberhand. Ein Hauch Wasser betont auch hier die Orangennoten, aber der Pfeffer ist sehr präsent. Mir gefallen insbesondere diese alten, aber nicht muffigen Eichenaromen.

Finish

Eiche, Torf, etwas Menthol, Orangenöl, maritime Noten. Am Ende halten sich Torf, Eiche und fruchtige Nuancen die Waage, alles mit ein wenig Menthol und Rücherfisch gewürzt. Langer Abgang.

Comments

Ein wirklich toller Whisky. Die Eiche ist kräftig, passt aber noch prima.

Michael
Whisky-Ex
Expert Senior Whisky-Ex Note
05 Aug 2017 8:21 am
Whisky-Ex gave this whisky 95 points

Talisker, 1975, 25 Jahre, 59.9%

Eindruck während des Mara-Tastings vom 29.03.2008:

Dunkles Bernstein, sehr ölig, Perlen kleben am Glas, im Geruch viel Süße mit Orangen, ledrig, mit Torf und Rauch im Wechsel mit der Süße, maritim, im Geschmack süß und salzig zugleich mit den Orangen, die phenolischen Bestandteile sind sehr harmonisch, sehr komplex erscheint als Tabak? Man müsste mehr davon trinken! Sehr lang anhaltend, super! Mit Wasser wird der rauchige Charakter verstärkt und erinnert an Schweinespeck.

Farbe/Eindruck        19 Punkte

Körper            19 Punkte

Geruch            19 Punkte

Geschmack        18 Punkte

Abgang            20 Punkte

Gesamteindruck    95 Punkte


Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
29 Jan 2017 11:31 am
Allandale gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Complex. Sherry tones and sweetness. Peated and peppery. Also traces of orange, orange cake, vanilla fudge and chestnut,honey.

Sea-notes.
Taste

Bitter oranges,icing sugar,peat. Complex with tobacco, dried ginger,dried mushrooms. Also salty tones. Lovely.

Finish

Long and balanced . Fruity  and peaty/peppery.

Comments

The first one and the best one. A real Talisker.

AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
01 Apr 2016 11:29 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.4
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
94
Finish
94
Price
90
Presentation
90
alex..w..fan
Connoisseur alex..w..fan Note
13 Jan 2016 4:27 pm

Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

Talisker 25 yo 1975 (59,9%, OB, Bottled 2001, 6000 bottles) Star5.jpg The first limited official Talisker I believe. I always liked it but never took proper notes. Colour: full gold. Nose: it seems that there’s kind of a fight between the spirit and the sherry here, at least for a while, but both mingle together pretty nicely after a few seconds, and do create an ‘extra-dimension’. Something like peated and peppered Seville oranges. After that it’s all on orange cake, vanilla fudge and chestnut honey (a very aromatic honey), with the maritime side coming out but not too much. Lovely anyway. With water: more sherry, of the beefy kind. Barbecued steak, stout beer and smoked ham as well as dried kelp. More complex indeed. Mouth (neat): ultra-big, starting more on bitter oranges and something like icing sugar than on the expected peat-pack. Something slightly ‘unbalanced’ (orangeade) but let’s try it with water. Great news, these disturbing ‘chemically orangey’ notes vanished and we’re all on dried mushrooms, Havana tobacco and dried ginger now. Something like lychees and guavas as well – yes, that was unexpected. It got truly beautiful. Finish: long, balanced, sort of ‘appeased’, both fruity and peaty/peppery. Comments: I had this one at 88 until now but I’ll happily add two more points. SGP:536 – 90 points.


zby0001
Expert Senior zby0001 Review note
08 Sep 2014 2:56 pm
zby0001 gave this whisky 95 points
Weighted Rate
95.3
Nose
95
Initial taste
97
Body
96
Finish
95
Price
92
Presentation
95
Talisker & Brora & Lagavulin & Glendronach
whioli
Expert Senior whioli Review note
11 Jun 2014 7:08 pm
whioli gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.8
Nose
94
Initial taste
91
Body
94
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
91
cherokee0815
Expert Senior cherokee0815 Note
30 Jun 2012 12:25 pm

For me a bit dissapointing, far away from the good Talisker (Tactical 82/05 Dark Sherry) and ages away from the very good Talisker like the 20yo. 1981 62.0%.
It´s a lovely Dram not more 4 me.
KR

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Nyffi
Member Senior Nyffi Note
21 Aug 2011 3:24 pm

Bottle No. 4375 / 6000 

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