Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2005
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Casks
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
17 Oct 2007 1:25 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 899.99

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.05 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    a very special 25y Talsiker the nose is fantastic In the mouth he is much more brutal than other 25y Talisker but extremely seductive in the finish the nose and mouth reunite
    yes, I'm in heaven 93 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      a slight gum wood note
      Wood is in the foreground
      the beautiful Talisker summer meadow on the cliffs by the sea
      sweet caramel
      slight acidity
      pitted cherries in warm seawater puddles
      in front of it the fiery glow of Chilicatch
      An Arabic spice mixture unfolds gradually
      next to it are autumn flowers
      You lie down in the warm summer meadow
      and soak up all those scents
    • Taste
      Cherries with camphor and fiery embers kiss your lips
      Strangely cool for the moment
      then you catch fire
      It runs hot over your tongue, touches your palate
      wow the cherries bathe in chocolate powder and chili
      what a Talisker
      Clover sweet from Talisker hides behind the fire
      The chocolate powder sticks to your cheeks and your palate the Arabian spices are coming
      Apricot notes unfold slowly
    • Finish
      a lot of barrel
      soft warm cherries and apricots
      Clover Sweet

      what more do you want
      yes, also some sea

      Seaweed, salty spicy sea air
      At the end you are back in the warm summer meadow
      some chocolate in the mouth
      and want more ..

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Distant campfire, hot sand, sweet lemons, oranges, apricots, fresh mint. Summer meadow, clover, old dry wood.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Oranges, sultanas, red pepper, chilli. Milk chocolate. Glazed ginger. Walnut, some cocoa powder.

  4. DocF scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Color: Old Gold.

    A completely different quality, the overlap with "modern" Talisker has decreased significantly for me, I really like the floral. Tastes appropriately of wilderness in its place of origin. Maybe a dip in the North Sea? 93 points. Reminds me of 73 Highland Park from a few months ago with more salt.
    • Nose
      Of the three of the freshest so far, water mint, brackish water, fresh lemon juice, lemon peel, a lot of quince jelly, acacia honey and candle soot, only a little salt, a little bergamot, rather dried seaweed than wet seaweed that struggles for several minutes, baked apples, a little Vanilla. With water: it does not lose its freshness, cold mountain water, charred branches, some spray. Wet dwarf undergrowth, moder.
    • Taste
      With water: earthy peat smoke, some block malt, moldy wood, spray and wet tang, summer blossom honey, now more resinous smoke, is getting sweeter and sweeter, maybe honey? Later water mint, some lemon balm, then floral, chestnut blossom, bergamot.
    • Finish
      Long, resinous with a lot of bergamot, very floral, still chestnut blossom old oak, a little bit of spray. Dry, earthy peat smoke. Block malt.

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    intense nose, caramelized, oaky, smoky
    sea salt, it's grassy too and a little bit minty
    candied yellow cooked fruits, sweet spices on nutmeg
    the mouth is quite grassy, camphorated, then honey, salted butter caramel, the smoke fades before the salty-iodine impression
    there is a creamy side, almost pastry
    the wood is well marked, sodden oak, a little moldy feeling, some dry glue
    the fruits are here caramelized and maderized, on the cooked mandarin and its peel a little toasted, it is long in the mouth
    the finish is long, and passes between the oak, salt, spices, herbs, camphor and menthol in mind;
    smoke, iodized seaweed back.
    very sweet also despite alcoholic deg.

  6. Bosi scored this whisky 96 points Specialist

    The best Talisker I've had in my glass so far. Incredibly complex and complex.
    • Nose
      Notes of oak, orange and tangerine, seawater and salt, nutmeg and some smoke symbolize the variety and complexity of the aroma.
    • Taste
      Now add to the sweetness of fudge and red grapes fresh, spicy notes: citrus, cloves, wood and some maritime flavors.
    • Finish
      In the wonderfully long finish I find liquorice, mint, cardamom, chili, salt and spicy oak. A very light acidity is also to taste.

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic! A very interesting sample. I'm very happy to have a met him.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Mango, melon, pineapple, some smoke. Dried sweet mango.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste of sweet fresh tropical fruits with a subtle smoke.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The same. Very long-lasting.

  9. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  10. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: simply fantastic.
    Sweet flower meadow, vanilla croissants, butter cookies, whipped cream milk chocolate.
    Nothing with chilli in the nose. The alcohol is not noticeable.
    Mouth: Again, the mild age Talisker. A little salt and salt brush the palate. The chilli is still present.
    Pepper and the alcohol are still there. The nose has more to offer
    I would have expected more.


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