- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 25 years old
- Number of bottles
- 45.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 05 Apr 2015 8:22 am by cavalier66
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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points
- A great bottling, but the taste advantage over the Talisker 18 is not big enough for me in view of the price advantage.
In terms of aroma, the Talisker is still surprisingly smoky despite its 25 years of age, in character like a blazing and slightly ashy campfire. Quite quickly I discover a great, ripe fruit note behind the smoke, which, like the Talisker 18, goes strongly towards the plum. The smoke is moving more and more into the background and there are clear maritime notes. Sea air, salt and a suddenly quite strong pepper are in my nose. Gradually, the smoke, the ripe fruit and the maritime character settle in again and form a very round, complex and set overall picture.
The whisky then accelerates in taste. The start is strong and intense with strong pepper, wood and very light smoke. With a little patience, sweeter accents appear again, but there can be no more talk about the plums in the aroma. The aroma invites you to dream - but the taste wakes you up again.
In the finish, the strong and intense spiciness comes before. As with the taste, I don't notice much Talisker chili. Instead, I have the impression that the spices come from the long barrel storage. In the end, a very light and delicate breeze of smoke emerges. A subtle dryness is reflected in the mouth, which changes into somewhat fruity tones and then fades. Quite a long finish!
Bacon. Salty. Lemons. Sweetness. Redcurrants. Salt liquerice. mmonia. Farmy notes.
A tad oily. Salty. Citrus. Black pepper. Green Apples. Some Herbs.
Quite Long finish. Red berries. Vanilla. Peppet and saltiness are there all the way. Ammonia
Baked apples, vanilla, oranges and mellow peat smoke.
Peat, salt, liquorice, light smoke and nuts.
Salty liquorice, fading smoke and damp wood.
- Complex & Brutal
Early December I poured this Talisker 25 Year Old (the 2014 release) at a tasting. It was one of the highlights of the evening. Read on and I’m sure you’ll understand why.
Surprisingly soft nose (for a Talisker!) on wet wood, nuts, sea salt, iodine and oranges, with a touch of smoke and a hint of pepper. Elegant. Round. Mature.
The body is a tad light. Lots of pepper that makes for a serious bit, but not like the 10 (where it is veritable chili), joined by toffee and a nutty sweetness. Hint of rancio, ship’s rope, charcoal, liquorice and smoked salmon. Complex and brutal.
Somewhat drying, black tea with a salty note in the just shy of being long finish.
It is every bit as complex as the 18 Year Old – which I find sexy and feminine – but with a pair of cajones (despite the slightly lighter body). Fantastic Talisker that merits its price tag of 250 EUR.
- amazing what can become of the 10 year old beast
surprisingly mild and set, discreet maritime notes of Talisker are in the glass, little smoke, old salt water, damp wood, iodine, musty seaweed, behind fruity sweetness with zestiger bitterness and acidity (orange marmalade)
For a Talisker gentle, Ascherauch mixes in Mirabelle Compote, the typical chili is only pepper, oak and licorice
black tea, dry in the finish