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Overall rating
91.09/100
votes
230
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Casks
Number of bottles
15600
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
31012444
Barcode
5000281019543
Added on
17 Oct 2007 1:25 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 469,87

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230 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.09 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Character: For me, this is a storybook bottling. 25 years, cask strength and with everything you would expect from a Talisker: maritime, peaty, with chili catch, distillate-stressed and with a wonderful old oak characteristic. Intensive and pleasingly varied. In short: a delicious, time-honored steam hammer.
    Rating: A bottling that really plays and brings the huge potential of Talisker to life. From me there are enjoyable 92 points. Combined with the desire to have these old bassy Taliskers again and again in the glass in the future.
    • Nose
      Right here, a good deal of grain and malt flow out of the glass. The first impression is very beautiful distillate-stressed. Fresh citrus fruits join: lemon juice and grated lemon peel. Of course, peat smoke is also present. He is really really involved. It does not take long and it gets increasingly spicy in the nose. Leather flashes through, and a delicious spicy oak smell lets the anticipation of the first sip rise. The citrus fruits turn towards orange zest. Intense, varied and delicious all in all.
    • Taste
      This bottling I drink from principle undiluted, since there are no such beautiful 25y in cask strength yes, unfortunately. The intensity with which the drop hits the tongue is a sheer force. With the first sip, there is the famous Talisker Chili Catch. Clear, intense, peppery and as I said with plenty of chili makes this filling really steam in the mouth. The salivation is stimulated and a pleasant warmth sets in. With all this, a delicious basic maritime character resonates with: peat smoke and herbs blend in harmoniously. The wonderful balance of taste wrestles in itself my full respect. To the vanilla and the delicious caramel, which ensure a delicately soft and slightly sweet embedding.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and intense. First, chili sounds intense in the mouth. Peu a peu sets then an intense oak flavor on the whole oral mucosa. Powerful and equally elegant and solid, the old European oak wood presents itself. In addition, there are beautiful citrus notes until the end: lemons and limes. And peat smoke? Yes, it is there too, but as in the nose and taste damn well interwoven with all the other flavors and quasi as a delicious support of the oak.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Maritime herbal some toffee, coastal citrusy peat, a bit of a spicy kick, very good

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Finishing an old sample. Great nose and tasty mouth, though less complex. Still an excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      Waxy and fruity with citrus (oranges and such) and light tropical notes. A touch of vanilla. Sawdust. Coastal and slightly smoky. Some herbal notes too.
    • Taste
      A bit oily. Peat smoke and pepper. Oranges, oak and a few ashes. Coastal notes. Nicely sweet and sour.
    • Finish
      Long, peppery and salty.

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Toffie76 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Here, everything is more melted than in the previous version. It's less fiery and more linear (if I may say so). It is still high level of course, but less explosive. We find a wiser peat, it's more closed, fatter too. We are on a thicker malt, more "syrupy" Of course, a syrup like that, we want more!

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Pepper, vegetal freshness, minty. Dust. Cooler (but dry anyway) than the 2004 batch. The freshness fades, letting the dry dust dominate. Palate: Sweet. Syrup less vivid. Salt swells and becomes dominant. Syrupy. Finale: The pepper tumbles. Hot spices. Fresh vegetables come back. Verdict: Less incisive and less powerful than the 2004 batch, more melted, perhaps more subtle and less "fit inside". Very good, but he misses the slap in the mouth. 89/100 . (Note made in the context of a face to face of all Talisker 25y in barrel.)

  8. cuhp scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced, dry and classic. What's not to like?
    • Nose
      Paper, barley, black pepper, a bit young (?), a dash of peat, vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Wow, the usual "Talisker explosion" with a combination of peat, wood, black pepper. Quite dry. 
    • Finish
      Leather, liquorice, salt, vanilla.

  9. puusj scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Beautiful Talisker. All typical Talisker flavors come to perfection.

  10. megabreit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky with a furious glowing finish.
    • Nose
      Dark fruits (cherries?), Slightly burnt sugar, moist warm wood A powerful appearance in the nose, very pleasing
    • Taste
      Caramel and cooked cherries, slightly peppery with a fresh herbal note
    • Finish
      Drying in the finish without losing the fruity notes. A touch of hot, dusty attic is noticeable.

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