Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Jun 2014 10:47 am by Lyric

Average value

€ 291,77

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62 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.82 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose: More open, airy, fresh, airy. More fruity, less peppery. Earthy smoke and not maritime. A fairly mainstream nose that lacks Talisker character. Palate: The first contact is watery (that's it, go after the casks ...), but then vanilla, shell smoke, a pinch of pepper, and a lot of fruit syrup. But it still remains slightly watery, a little soft knee (ha, when we go after the raw (e) s drum ...). Final: But where is the final, huh? Wherever she is, In your cu-cul she is, the final! Well, I exaggerate a little, but not far anyway. It's short and light. Verdict: Tasted all alone, he would have surely better out. But behind the herd of wild horses, he is pale. 86/100 . (Note made in the context of a face to face of all Talisker 25y in barrel.)

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Unstable some kind of molt, all the traditional Talisker notes are in place, but in general it turns out to be tasteless, and not to say that there is too much, inappropriate, just because everything is considered between themselves and too much bitterness.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, sawdust, lemon zest, peat, boiled vegetables, fresh radish, sea tones.
    • Taste
      Dense, oily, tart oak, pepper wave, vegetable notes, mineral tones, bittersweet shades, carpentry workshop.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, taste continuation, oak, lemon peel, peat notes, lemon pepper.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    N: Deliciously Port Ellen-esque with a salty, savoury-fruity mineral barley heart.
    T: Displays that Caol Ila-esque barley oiliness, yet with a succulent dryness, smoked sultanas and a nutty huskiness.
    F: Witch hazel, garage oils and soot, yet it concludes clean [if a little short], with a balanced barley sugar finish.
    C: Super Talisker, before the price rose & the widely-perceived quality dropped some.

    Scores a B[+]

  5. Macheye scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 25 year old is a refined expression with excellent poise, that takes the inherent characteristics of the distillery, but delivers them in a manner which exemplifies longer-term quality maturation. Pepper – check. Smoke – check. Citrus – check. Add, a dash of understated grace and now you’ve got a mature expression for mature palates.

    • Nose
      Delicate, sophisticated, but still very Talisker. Light citrus takes on woody notes – sappy oak, pine, planking and a touch of polish. It’s supported by pineapple and honey for sweetness and more green notes in the form of sweet but tart apple, cucumber and cool mint. It’s quite maritime with some sea air and of course smoke – which is gentle, sweet, but still pervasive. There’s a touch of spicing which again is maritime giving a lick of salinity.
    • Taste
      Relaxed and elegant. The expected Talisker pepper is here, but its wonderfully retrained to the point where it supports the other flavours rather than leads them. Toffee, honey, pineapple, orange peel peels contribute sweetness and tang. Freshly cut wood, tanned leather and deck varnish all offer mature flavours of longer ageing. There’s more smoke on the palate then on the nose, it’s part maritime (TCP, iodine), but part inland, delivering a fairly ashy and yet fresh, slightly heathery, sweeter peat. There’s a ton of balance here….no one flavour dominating, but all adding to the equation. More than the sum of its parts.
    • Finish
      Long, with honey, citrus and salinity.

  6. WhiskyCask scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This is a very shy and one dimensional Talisker, not quite what I expected......

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  7. wheatfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Honey gold pour.  Drinking this next to a Port Ellen 1982 "Parkers Whisky".  Nose is primarily ash, peat smoke, some soft vanilla.  Light lemon drop.  Less aggressive than the Port Ellen, dare I say not as much going on.  Still a very pleasant sharp smoke and peat.  Mouth is ashes, peat smoke again.  A soft vanilla lemon candy, if such a thing exists.  Nicely growing finish, which is hot and sharp with smoke and lemon.  Sipping the Port Ellen next to this, though, the former is just way bigger and more explosive with everything it does, which I enjoy.  The Talisker is still very nice, just not quite THAT nice.  It's a notch thinner too.  
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. zby0001 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a delicious Talisker
    easy and pleasant to drink
    unfortunately he lacks the complexity and sophistication of other 25y Talisker

    even if you take a lot of time
    he can no longer be elicited

    mmh, I like them indeed

    Ranking: 1st nose, 2nd mouth, 2nd finish
    • Nose
      peppery Talisker pungency
      then soft with canned cherries and salt water
      Mint, woodruff
      fresh wood
      some milk chocolate
      very ripe mango
    • Taste
      he is cold on the tongue
      then gets fiery in the throat and sharp .. ...
      a lot of pepper, milk chocolate, fresh fruit
    • Finish
      a lot of dry chocolate
      Red pepper
      sweet apricot & wood


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