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Overall rating
91.20/100
votes
216
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
6894
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281022802
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 621,55

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216 × member ratings

419 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.20 points

  1. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant - great!

    The nose offers very much things - for me the best here.

    Very good 'drinkable' without water - a round & perfect Talisker!

    FineSpirits_butler1 and me like it very much! (January 2016)
    • Nose
      Apples and pears, apricots, chocolate, peat, citrus: much candied peal and lemon juice, scouring milk, overheated motor, cold grill with some ashes, cellar, some sweet marmalade, grilled mackerel with lemon juice, almond milk with some bacon on leather - with peat, mocha praline, cherry jam, cherry praline, 'Schwarzwälder Schinken' (Black Forest ham), some maltiness, chocolate splashed with a bit of seawater - goes to pure saltwater, pine needles, oak, pepper, smoking coals, rough Kalbsleberwurst (with the white peal), meaty aromas fight with sweet ones, caramel sweetness, dried corn flowers with a lavender branch between, church bench, distant cold incense, bath additive, clear glue (TL) or adhesive (AF).
    • Taste
      Salt and fruit sweetness, cherries and cherry jam, leather, citrus, pure lemon, peat, coniferous forest, coals, oranges, wood, dark chokolate, ashes, maltiness, some coffee ground, pepper, caramel notes, white wine (TL), bark, cocoa powder, smoke, charred wood, autumn leaves.
    • Finish
      Great start!

      Citrus, dark chocolate, pleasant nuttiness, leather, aftertaste of sausage, some feeling of saltiness, dry citrus peal, bath additive, pepper, some salt on the lips ...

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    a great part - but until now I'm not sure - if he would not be much better without smoke - the special flavors from the old barrels are somewhat obscured by the smoke - even if he adds his own note
    • Nose
      dusty oak, honey, jasmine tea, cinnamon, licorice, mint, crystalline lemon, creamy buttery delicate ripe oak that turns into flower scent of roses and dried flowers, a touch of anise, especially when you breathe very flat shows a very delicate very complex warm sweetness Wood note, freshly cut with resins and spices
    • Taste
      noble sweetness with fine flower aromas flows gently over the tongue, sour fruit flashes then comes delicate old smoke, some ashes, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, licorice and mint - gently warming - a tiny drop is enough to fill the whole mouth - at Chewing shows even more flowers and oak tones - wow
    • Finish
      sweet with flowers, intense woody notes - like split wood in the sun - no bitterness, spices - harmony

  3. Archer scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Once a "uncircumcised" Talisker 25yo in the glass, you should be spoiled for any castrated version. An all-round whisky, 25 years and cask strength are very excellent.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Old oak planks, freshly cleaned. Orange peel, mint, lovage and dark chocolate (that would actually be a new chocolate recipe ...). Caramel sweets, creme brulee.
      Chopped almonds and walnuts. If it were not for the subtle smoky note that sneaks past the oak tree, I would think of an old Speysider.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Lays soft, velvety and tight on the tongue, fantastically incorporated alcohol. The oak sits directly on the tongue and hogs it. Orange leaves, tangerines, a touch of lime. Almonds and mint grated over the fruit. Some basil. Mild, "mature" smoke in dignity, not intrusive, but not too shy. Honey, vanilla, dark chocolate, toffee, malt candy - a handle in the confectionery department. Smoke and oak provide a rounding balance. After a while cardamom, cinnamon, some aniseed, liquorice.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The oak planks protrude into the finish, accompanied by the spices that showed on the tongue after a while.

  4. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky! An impetuous powerhouse with beautiful complexity and a long oak finish. You have to be careful with him. Although I am constantly drinking cask strength, but here is not wrong water.
    • Nose
      Caramel, spiciness, salt, bright fruits, vanilla and everything storms at the same time on the nose. Roasted aromas and oak. The alcohol stings something in the nose. It becomes a bit more fruity with water.
    • Taste
      Hui, he has a lot of strength, almost too much of it, he is inclined to add water. Pepper, sure, is there too. Vanilla, salt and a nice spiciness and fruitiness.
    • Finish
      eternally long finish with liquorice, coffee and gum

  5. Achany scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    old & dignified and young & feisty at the same time. pepper, spices, a dark fruit sweetness, salty, some bacon, leather, hints of tobacco, a sea breeze, the oak. the more time you give it the more the complexity can evolve. this is really one of the finest Single Malts I ever had
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Very close to that of batch 2006. Sweet, malty. Sweet spices, almost comely. Palate: Vigorous, peppery. Apricot syrup. Sweetness and roundness. Finale: Peppery spices in the throat, but which settle more quickly than in the 2006 batch. Verdict: Pretty close to the batch 2006 on the nose, but (a hair) less attractive and less balanced in the mouth. 91/100 . (Note made in the context of a face to face of all Talisker 25y in barrel.)

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. SilvanoS scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    If you try this one in a tasting, make sure you put him at the end. This one is a real killer, a giant of a malt. If you compare this style with the newer versions of the Talisker 25 you will get tears in you eyes. This one seems to be out of another universe. I bought this one nerly 10 years ago for 100€!
    • Nose
      A full and rich nose with a lot of aromas. Sweet cooked fruits like apples and cherries, vanilla, peat, iodine, earth, menthol, leather and even some farmy notes. I could sniff this one forever.
    • Taste
      Oily and chewy. Very powerfull with sweet fruity notes at first, a lot of peat and iodine, vanilla even some sour notes appear.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and powerfull with all the aromas you had in the nose and the taste. A fight between sweet, dry and sour notes. Fruits, peat, herbs, salt etc.

  9. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Another beautiful old Talisker. With the 25yo before 2010 you can do little wrong.
    Water opens it a little and makes it a little more maritime and rounder, but beware, just a few drops.
    • Nose
      Starts with distinct geraniums and undergrowth notes, followed by mineral and maritime tones (seaweed, shell shells). In between, there is always a flash of fruit: orange peel, peach, grapefruit. Leather. Dense, elegant. Slight alcoholic tingling in the nose.
    • Taste
      Starts silky, full and round. Then the typical chilli catch rolls up fast, it becomes intense and powerful, fiery. Masculine. Again clearly maritime and mineral, citrus, pickaxe, peach, seaweed, mussel shells, salty, a little honey. Add some smoke.
    • Finish
      Geranium, citrus and clearly peach, chili-catch, maritime tones, fine smoke. Aromatic and intense. Warms up nicely. Comes in waves and wears a long time.

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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