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Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
91.58/100
votes
74
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

Average value

€ 914,48

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.58 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This Talisker exceptionally tolerates water:
    It opens better in the mouth and becomes more complex, softer, deeper
    The finish becomes more subtle and smooth, salt, lots of malt and delicious clover sweetness ... and now comes smoke and tobacco and the finish becomes long

    I actually recommend a little water here

    that's a very special 25y ...
    yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      Cherry jam, sea water in puddles, the beach after a warm summer rain, the smell of beach carnations, pepper and juniper berries,
      wet flotsam, wet wood, salty damp air, wet sand,
    • Taste
      nutty with chocolate and fruit, vanilla and hay flowers
      when swallowing a warm fire runs over the tongue, soft and cuddly
      becomes a - wow - intense chili catch on the palate and in the throat, which smokes smokily all over the mouth
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Dark chocolate, a lot of malt with the typical sweetness of Talisker
      a beautiful Talisker finish that comes again and again

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What's remarkable about this whisky is the balance. Despite the high ABV, this whisky is on point. In fact, there's no need to add water. The marriage of good casks, including excellent sherry casks, and peat make this a total winner. No complaints at all. Would like to seek out a bottle. 92 points, and maybe even 93 points if I am able to drink this from my friend's bottle again. Would eventually try this side by side with the 2005 25yo that I have.

  3. M134481 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A really great whisky. The oak is strong, but still fits great.
    • Nose
      The nose is incredibly beautiful. Spices, cloves, oak notes, kelp, a hint of harbor basin, peat notes, marzipan, orange peel, with a nice sweetness, almost a little sherry. With a little water the aromas become even more intense and the orange notes as well as the maritime appear more clearly.
    • Taste
      Undiluted quite vigorous. Neat pepper in the mouth, a little salty, first the orange notes, get over time the oak notes, the spices the upper hand. A touch of water emphasizes the orange notes, but the pepper is very present. I particularly like these old, but not musty oak flavors.
    • Finish
      Oak, peat, some menthol, orange oil, maritime notes. In the end, peat, oak and fruity nuances balance each other, all seasoned with a little bit of menthol and dried fish. Long finish.

  5. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Talisker, 1975, 25 years, 59.9% Impressions during the mara-tasting from 29.03.2008: Dark amber, very oily, pearls stick to the glass, in the smell a lot of sweetness with oranges, leathery, with peat and smoke in alternation with the sweetness, maritime, in the taste sweet and salty at the same time with the oranges, the phenolic components are very harmonious, very Complex appears as tobacco? You would have to drink more of it! Very long lasting, great! With water, the smoky character is enhanced and reminiscent of bacon. Color / impression 19 points Body 19 points Smell 19 points Taste 18 points Finish 20 points Overall impression 95 points

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  8. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Talisker 25 yo 1975 (59,9%, OB, Bottled 2001, 6000 bottles)  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.

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. whioli scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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