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Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating 167 votes 91.27
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 10:00 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

345 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

20 Notes

Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
29 May 2017 10:13 am
Achany gave this whisky 92 points

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

Weighted Rate
92
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
Toffie76
Expert Senior Toffie76 Note
19 Apr 2017 2:00 pm
Toffie76 gave this whisky 92 points

assez similaire au 2006 en plus retenu. L'attaque poivrée se fait plus précocement dans le développement. Celui-ci se fait un poil plus court. (si on veut chipoter)

Entendons-nous bien, cela reste d'une qualité stellaire

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Note
08 Apr 2017 11:25 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 91 points
  • Nez: Très proche de celui du batch 2006. Sucré, malté. Épices douces, quasi avenantes.
  • Bouche: Vigoureuse, poivrée. Du sirop d'abricot. Douceur et rondeur.
  • Finale: Des épices poivrées dans la gorge, mais qui s'assagissent plus vite que chez le batch 2006.
  • Verdict: Assez proche du batch 2006 au nez, mais (un poil) moins séduisant et moins équilibré en bouche.
  • 91/100.

(Note réalisée dans le cadre d'un face à face de tous les Talisker 25y en brut de fût.)

Armin Fuchs
Expert Senior Armin Fuchs Tasting note
28 Jan 2016 1:17 pm
Armin Fuchs gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Amontillad
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 ...
Comments

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)
Matteo Longhin
Expert Senior Matteo Longhin Review note
15 Jan 2016 11:03 am
Matteo Longhin gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
91
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
94
Price
90
Presentation
90
Matteo
alex..w..fan
Connoisseur alex..w..fan Note
13 Jan 2016 5:01 pm

Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

Talisker 25 yo (58.1%, OB, refill casks, bottled 2007, 6894 bottles) Star5.jpgColour: gold. Nose: on the one hand, this is more brutal and more peppery than the 1970, but on the other hand, it’s more honeyed and candied as well. Unexpected notes of strawberry jam, the general profile being seemingly rounder and fruitier than both the previous and the 2008 versions of the Talisker 25. Other than that we do have the traditional notes of pepper, seashells and apples, with a great beefiness (bouillon as well) and quite some almonds just like in the 1970. With water: yes it works very well! We’re getting closer to the 1970 now. More flowery notes, not so usual in Talisker (yellow flowers, nectar). Camphor and eucalyptus. Fantastic. Mouth (neat): I had thought that despite its very high profile, this one would be in trouble after the legendary 1970 but it’s not the case at all. Sure this is a little less ‘beautifully mingled’ and a little rougher but otherwise it’s a very rich, fruity, spicy and wonderfully oaky Talisker. It’s just a tad too powerful when neat, so let’s see what happens with water. With water: works well, the profile doesn’t change much (maybe a little more salt and more crystallised lemon) but it got more, say ‘drinkable’s. Finish: long, balanced, rich and very, very ‘Talisker’. Comments: a big, big dram but not lacking complexity, maybe thanks to the refill casks. SGP:546 – 92 points.


Armin Fuchs
Expert Senior Armin Fuchs Review note
09 Jan 2016 9:41 pm
Armin Fuchs gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.2
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
91
Presentation
91
FineSpirits_butler1
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1 Review note
13 Dec 2015 10:15 am
FineSpirits_butler1 gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
92
FineSpirits_butler1
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1 Tasting note
13 Dec 2015 10:00 am
FineSpirits_butler1 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Grassy and lemony, subtle almond milk, leather with hints of sweet jams, distant peat, salt and a little pepper. The nose is subtle and fine, ...

Taste

Very long and intense. Jams, espeacially strawberry, hints of Sherry casks, salt, subtle peat, spiciness, ... but not too strong ...

Finish

The finish is very smooth, not as if this whisky had over 58% ...

Peat, grassy leather, old wood, hints of jams, spices, ...
Comments

Just some impressions from a quick dram ...

Very good and characterful whisky!

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