Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2001
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
59.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2008 7:32 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1034.77

67 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

157 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.52 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 Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Peat, dried fruit, honey, black tea, subtle sherry, mint.
    • Taste
      Superb balance despite the ABV. Thick, peaty, sweet, sticky, peppery. It's first rate for sure, but a bit all over the place (typical for all these 25yo Taliskers, including this very first one).
    • Finish
      Hello? This is peppery, with lingering sherry sweetness in the form of cherry cough syrup.

  3. P&MWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely fantastic, one of the best Talisker I have tasted.

  4. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  5. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The proportion of Shirley Bucket must not be low, and her personality is obvious.
    • Nose
      Frozen blueberry cheese mousse, cherry jam, raspberry jam, fresh cream ice cream, bitter orange, freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, peas, cloves, vanilla, orange peel, sorrel, anise, allspice, cinnamon, Yanshan chestnut , Phenol, iodine, cotton balls impregnated with medical alcohol, pepper, smoked ham, charcoal sticks, slag, peat, hot pepper, rhizomes of intertidal plants, and oil leaking lintel.
    • Taste
      Pepper, charred, burning, peat, pepper, tobacco, dried ginger, thick smoke, menthol, spices, orange peel.
    • Finish
      For a long time, like a smoke gun in the mouth, bitter, tobacco, caramel, wooden barrel.

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


    Copper / rust red
    Pepper, sherry, pepper, sherry ... plus a sparkling spice with dull leather, lots of fruit sweetness, orange peel, fine oak wood, gunpowder, detonating cord, wet coal, cold ashes, lead, brook stones and lots of minerality. It continues with honeycomb and hints of overripe elderberry and rhubarb - all together a perfectly complementary nose!
    Fireworks start: sherry, oranges, tobacco, wood, black powder, fuse, black elderberry and a very salty spice - you do not have much to say, just outstanding!
    Long - spicy, fruity-fresh and filled with invigorating wood. Add tobacco and smoky humidor flavors at its finest. But also herbs, caramel, vanilla, honey and the ever-present gunpowder note in the background.
    With the best thanks to our friend Horst for this sample !!!
    93 points
    N: 92P / G: 94P / F: 92P

  9. checkpointrk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  10. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A big whisky and one of the best Talisker (if not the best) I have ever tasted. Very pure, but water only unfolds its full potential!



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