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Overall rating
90.60/100
votes
176
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Casks
Number of bottles
9708
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281023816
Added on
18 Oct 2008 11:11 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 509.26

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176 × member ratings

345 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.60 points

  1. Ra_Di scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    It took a long time for the malt to develop its full power. You should take a lot of time. Requires full attention.

  2. malthead-sven scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING

    Tip: a fine whisky, did not have the urge to give him water, because so very complex

    - Bowmore
    - 50 to 54 percent
    - 20 to 25 years
    - refill Sherry cask
    • Nose
      slightly fruity, then wood, slates, candle wax, marzipan and walnuts, then fruity again, juice concentrate, I imagine some smoke, later more sweetness occurs
    • Taste
      takes in the entire oral cavity, becomes stronger and stronger and the smoke becomes more pronounced, a sweet tingling on the tongue
    • Finish
      no explosion but continuously evolving, yellow fruits, tender, salty smoke, medium to long

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful, at first somewhat alcoholic. Cocoa powder, citrus fruits (rather, lemon), light smoke and peat, ash, gouache, red apple, sea freshness. Medical theme (pills). Wet paper and cardboard. Wet stones. Almond. Towards the middle of the dram begins a delicate carpentry theme. 23
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, moderately dry, powerful. Oak tannins, black pepper, apple, oriental spices, fruit drops, light smoke and peat, citrus sourness, minerality. 23
    • Finish
      Long, warming, fading out, smoky, phenolic, tannic. 23
      Pretty typical Talisker, very harmonious and tasty. Balance 23.
      Total 92

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful, maritime malt. The smoke is present all the time without being obtrusive. Has a complex nose and is amazingly tame on the palate despite the high percentage. I like it well, but I would have liked a little more fruitiness.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Citrus fruit, light smoke, salt, iodine, later vanilla and sour. Chocolate and dust.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft and yet mouth-filling. Salty, vanilla, bright fruits, tamed smoke. Alcohol is surprisingly well integrated.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peppery alcohol, again salt and vanilla, a bit spicy oak and a light smoke.

  6. gango4 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Perfect alcohol strength. Full power ahead without the slightest burning. Keep your nose clean and enjoy!
    • Nose
      Herbs in the nose. Creamy, occasional honey, a breeze of sea air. In the background fermented fruits. The smoke is practically present, has already broken down into more complex herbs. Pinecone.
    • Taste
      Amazingly soft and yet powerful. Typically maritime. Here are a little less herbs for a little more smoking, but still discreet.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long. Here again more herbs Requires more, that makes him kind of tasty without him being sweet. There remains a little smoke. At the end of the day, there is a bit of oak, overflowing with seawater.

  7. mr.p9 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    When i bought this it was 99 euros, unbelievable.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Dottore scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting 93+ points! vll even more try the second time. Tip: Bowmore, 20 + years, ex-sherry barrel, 53%
    • Nose
      A crowning achievement! So should be a smoky whisky. No penetrating ashtray, the smoke beautifully woven into complex fruit and spice notes. light smoke, maritime saltiness, citrus notes, marzipan pastry, allspice
    • Taste
      strong, complex, wonderfully integrated alcohol and smoke, fantastic sweetness, the aroma flavors are reflected in the taste and remain forever in the mouth.
    • Finish
      wavy recurring sweetness and smoke, subtle bright fruit notes

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2013]  I had this dram during a Charlie Smith tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  I took no detailed notes.

  10. Toffie76 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a more acetic nose this time with notes of solvent and glue. The mouth is shorter, a bit bitter. The attack is frank and violent, and the finish just as brutal. The shape of this whisky is more picked up. I am less convinced with this one. (in comparison with previous batches)

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