Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2004
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
14 Sep 2007 11:48 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1437.85

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.42 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A board - beautiful 70s style - delicious and very productive, he is so cultivated - masterpiece
    • Nose
      Delicious salted caramel and finely minced smoke, very tender notes of sulfur appearing here in a slightly sweaty garlic note, sweetened black tea, geranium leaves, dried flowers, beeswax, very ripe citrus notes, citron, citrus oil, apple compote, plus unspecific fruity sweetness Honey and acid dance - oak with caramelized sugar, a hint of licorice
    • Taste
      sparkling spicy, flowers, grasses, tea, oak, tobacco, leather - here comes the sherry barrel through without directly to show - beautiful complex sweetness in constant interaction with oak and flowers, cooling mint, very intense and very elegant, soft, round
    • Finish
      delicate bitterness, again flowers, wax, tea, peppery tobacco and fine complex citrus notes - the finish is really very long and nicely balanced - clear Chilicatch

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    very long and strong, here you can feel malt and peat really
    again liquorice, tobacco with fine sweetness
    a great finish that seems to tell old stories, very exciting

    • Nose
      Peat smoke and salty hay, some caramel and citrus, then herbs,
      more smoke and grasses, even vanilla and again clear citrus
    • Taste
      very oily and smooth on the tongue,
      some moldy soil, then oily sweetness with peat
      liquorice and coffee chocolate on the back,
      the sweetness now superficial
      Clear mint, lemon balm slightly dry
      then peat and malt
    • Finish
      very long and strong, here you can feel malt and peat really
      again liquorice, tobacco with fine sweetness
      a great finish that seems to tell old stories, very exciting

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    salted and iodized length, good spices on white pepper, vanilla, a little citrus in syrup, with liquid and sweet caramel,
    both wet and dirty algae
    raisins, some dust sucked
    dry peat which actually gives more smoke
    dry and fragrant herbs, crushed almonds, strong pepper, smoke, almond shell kernels, bitterness all at once, then glue, varnish and baked apple-pear; the wood is remarkable, wax and varnish again, a little mushroom or humus occurs there, and the fine and dry peat again, bordering on liquorice, which remains good on a smoky, almost bacon-like sensation
    peppery, salty, vanilla which returns in concentrate and the smoke still on woody shavings.
    Long and enduring.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very vigorous and powerful molt, all standard Talisker derivatives, plus sweet tropical motifs and lemonade festive mood.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, ash, mineral notes - stone crumb, masonry mortar; solvent, a little carpentry workshop, leather goods, fresh sawn board, lemon zest, raw grated grain, boiled vegetables, weak fruit and lemonade shades.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, oak, lemon peel, powerful pepper wave, leather goods, sweet creamy caramel notes, cocoa, some nuts, light shades of tropical fruits, salt.
    • Finish
      Spicy, invigorating, ash, sweet lemon-tropical notes, grain, a little pepper, oak, cocoa, creamy shades.

  5. gango4 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Be sure to breathe long enough. Then he can play his class.
    • Nose
      Herbs in the nose. Creamy, a breeze of sea air. In the background fermented fruits. The smoke is practically present, has already broken down into more complex herbs. Alcohol discreetly noticeable.
    • 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 to long. Here again more herbs is sweet. It remains a little smoke. The oak of the barrel push through again and fills the mouth.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Koning scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is a beautiful Talisker from the late seventies. It tastes so deep and rich! The fresh 'green' notes like cucumber, mint leaves and melons surpised me a bit at first, but they combine great with the maritime, peppery Talisker DNA and the sweeter fruits.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Mild and surpisingly fresh peat smoke. Some hay, grass and vegetal notes(cauliflower?) are followed by fresh notes of cucumber, coconut biscuits, cardamom, vanilla, citrus fruits and melon. Chocolate, figs and polished antique furniture represent the sherry influence, while there's some pepper and sea spray too.
    • Taste
      94 94
      It's incredibly thick and juicy. Same fresh and mild peat as the nose, followed by the classic Talisker chili catch and green bell peppers. The development goes on with sweet passion fruits and honey melon, but also cucumber, apples and fresh mint leaves. Some liquorice root and an increasing maritime saltiness. Just georgeous!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Rolling waves of medium peat go with pineapple, juicy citrus fruits, apples and melons. A maritime saltiness lingers.

  8. ScoutGott scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  9. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Balan (23) Very cool! (92) The
    • Nose
      The fragrance is beautiful ... the grass and warm, woody notes ... iodine and fruit ... a little salt ... nut dust ... bitter chocolate ... a meat pie with vanilla cream, dusting yesterday's ash ... .. .Spitcher ... oats-biscuit notes appear with water (23) The
    • Taste
      The taste is bright, oily ... orange oil ... paper and fruit salad ... peanut butter (23) The
    • Finish
      Finish spicy, ashy with lollipops and menthol ... nice smoky-smoked-fish wave (23) The

  10. Toffie76 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    God it's good
    • Nose
      spicy, maritime, iodized. Uh-ooooh! OK. loose: wax / burnt candle, incense, dust, straw, ginger, angelica, smoke, light dry peat, mineral, a metallic touch .... etc, etc., etc. for short, I would say complex? Alcohol is superbly integrated. The balance? Sensational.
    • Taste
      The mouth is just extraordinary and ardently expresses the elements present in the nose with a bonus nuclear explosion of pepper notes. There follows an alternation of moments, sometimes smoked, sometimes peaty and then iodized with malty / waxed / vanilla lulls. It's fine, elegant and especially very racy.
    • Finish
      The development extends to infinity wavelets of spicy and malted returns. Fruit and sap close the event with always this smoke in the background.


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