- 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
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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
- 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.)
- 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.
Open, dry, sawdust, lemon zest, peat, boiled vegetables, fresh radish, sea tones.
Dense, oily, tart oak, pepper wave, vegetable notes, mineral tones, bittersweet shades, carpentry workshop.
Spicy, warming, taste continuation, oak, lemon peel, peat notes, lemon pepper.
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[+]
- 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.
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.
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.
Long, with honey, citrus and salinity.
- This is a very shy and one dimensional Talisker, not quite what I expected......
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- 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.
- 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
peppery Talisker pungency
then soft with canned cherries and salt water
some milk chocolate
very ripe mango
he is cold on the tongue
then gets fiery in the throat and sharp .. ...
a lot of pepper, milk chocolate, fresh fruit
a lot of dry chocolate
sweet apricot & wood