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Overall rating
91.02/100
votes
256
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

€ 520,10

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256 × member ratings

464 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.02 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
      Fighter
      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
      mmh
    • Finish
      a lot of barrel
      Chilli
      soft warm cherries and apricots
      Clover Sweet
      chocolate
      wort

      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. 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.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Got it for $99 USD ages ago. Should have purchased more than just four bottles. Oh well.
    • Nose
      Briny, salty, peaty, with anchovies and olives. It's a rather fresh nose. Some vanilla. Waxy.
    • Taste
      Great stuff... strong, pungent, oily, peppery, and peaty. Quite oaky, but doesn't detract from the enjoyment. Cowhide. A sliver of metal. Hint of honey and sweetness. No need for water, which leads to a thinner mouthfeel and dilution of flavors.
    • Finish
      Lingering pepperiness. A smooth, oily sweetness finish.

  4. Jnpons scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Comment: perfectly integrated alcohol
    My favorite among the other 25 years.

    A sublime nose, a complex and refined mouth to finish with spicy notes as desired, long finish on the fruit, the earth as well as the smoke.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Very drinkable - though a little bit below my expectations
    • Nose
      89 89
      Green fruits, limes, lemon peel, green bananas, grapefruits, little leafy, little herbal, whiffs of smoke, cold cigar ashes, honeydew
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, fresh, fruity, good sweetness, apple juice, peach, salty, spicy - very good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, zesty

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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!

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