Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
Stated Age
25 years old
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
58.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 886.40

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.11 points

  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    nose on toasted caramel, fruits cooked on red and black fruits (grapes, morello cherries)
    spices, the cask of dripping wood, salt finally, vanilla return; the malt is present, as roasted with ovomaltine.
    the mouth leaves on kernel of cooked almond, on pepper, the smoke finally arrives, soft and dry, nutmeg sensation, clove
    the fruits are well cooked and ironed on the edge of the fire, more marked by the grapes, a little candied prune and oranges with their zest, caramelized sensation and intense vanilla, then licorice, a little camphor too!
    velvet in the bottom of glass.
    the finish is long, alcohol begins to work by distilling woody and iodized scents (salty, finally dried seaweed) and fruits with their spices, feeling satiety anyway to the nostrils.

  4. 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.

  5. DocF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color: deep gold.

    I have already mentioned elsewhere that this salty Talisker note has the potential to get me off the hook, either the combination with sherry does not work or a sulphurous keg has slipped in (Serge writes "beefy", for example, a euphemism for me from sulfurizing), I definitely get various foul notes too present to be friends. 89 points, nevertheless well-made whisky. And please enjoy this evaluation with great caution.
    • Nose
      It is also quieter than the 2008, chocolatier, darker, salt, algae and mint, as well as ripe oranges, furniture polish, tree sap and leather. Fresh lemon juice, some acacia honey, bergamot. Polished oak, old coffee. With water: more orange peel, more polished oak, hot smoke, salt and white pepper, sometimes has something rotten, maybe that's the combination of oranges + Talisker, stings in my nose unpleasantly. Modern wood, sounds more forgiving.
    • Taste
      With water: ripe oranges, furniture polish, just a little salt, black coffee, earl gray, with chewing a little quince jelly. Fir honey, candle soot, tree sap. Brackish water, modern wood. Wet tree bark, miso soup, rotten hay.
    • Finish
      Long, fall fruit, rotting autumn leaves. Towards the end slightly dry, brown bread, wet pebbles, air after the rain. Bailey's.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.)

  9. Gous scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Rocket fuel in the best possible meaning. Power w/o end, highly concentrated flavors. Bears some similarities to the Caol Ila Feis Ile 22 but tops the latter by a notch. No comparison to younger T25 at reduced strengths, not only b/c of alcohol but overall cask quality. Too bad to see this one go the way all things.


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