Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
89.28/100
votes
158
Whiskybase ID
WB66508
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Isle of Skye Map
Bottle code
L4281CM000
Barcode
5000281030043
Added on
05 apr 2015 8:22 am by cavalier66
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 376.87

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

24 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.28 points.

  1. dominikbraun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great bottling, but the taste advantage over the Talisker 18 is not big enough for me in view of the price advantage.
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.
    • Taste
      90 90
      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.
    • Finish
      90 90
      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!

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  3. Mictian scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A cool drink, but the price... compared to 18, the overpayment is significant

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass. Mineral, wet pebbles and even wet wool, metal, cold smoke, peat, salt, sweet fruits, light bitterness. 22-23-23-22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good but I was expecting more from 25-year-old whisky
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fragrant flower honey, aromatic vanilla, salty light maritime smoke, some white fruits (peach and pear)
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very sweet, campfire peat smoke, thick BBQ sauce, vanilla cream, black pepper, toasted herbs
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, salt smoke, vanilla cream, white and black pepper, light herby bitterness

  6. PRV scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22/22/22/22 Fruity aroma, sweet citrus, salted almonds, a little peat, leather, varnish. After half an hour - grated apple, salt and peat are noticeably less
    Taste sweet and sour citrus, oak, decent peat, a little pepper
    The aftertaste is long, citrus, a lot of oak, light bitterness.

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Blenders Glass.
    How cool is that!
    The alcohol is perfectly integrated. The aroma is mineral (salt and a mixture of spices), sweet fruits, vanilla and cinnamon, citrus fruits, with a slight but obvious smoke - like a red-hot iron barbecue with burnt coals, on which you have just finished frying meat.
    You can breathe in its eternity.
    Sweetish on the palate, marshmallow on fire, meat with salt and herbs. Very tasty.
    The finish is long, vanilla wood generously sprinkled with a mixture of peppers.
    The balance is excellent.
    3323'1
    After all, Talisker is a great kurna, which cannot be replaced by anything - just beloved!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting, I was very surprised to discover this to be a Talisker. It had more peat influence than I would expect from a Talisker. Very nice experience and pleasant whisky for sure.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, with a touch of rubber and peat. Earthy, roasted meat, licorice, tobacco.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sal ammoniac intially, licorice. Pretty smooth. Pepper. Slightly peated, with some sweet notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Now things get more powerful, licorice, drying, pretty long. Some peat and sweetness.

  9. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. RobbievdB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Maritim, peppery, muted peat, fruits. Awesome Talisker.

  11. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  13. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  14. ConvalRen scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Bacon. Salty. Lemons. Sweetness. Redcurrants. Salt liquerice. mmonia. Farmy notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A tad oily. Salty. Citrus. Black pepper. Green Apples. Some Herbs.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite Long finish. Red berries. Vanilla. Peppet and saltiness are there all the way. Ammonia

  16. Grutslurp scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Baked apples, vanilla, oranges and mellow peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Peat, salt, liquorice, light smoke and nuts.
    • Finish
      Salty liquorice, fading smoke and damp wood.

  17. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.

  18. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    amazing what can become of the 10 year old beast
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      For a Talisker gentle, Ascherauch mixes in Mirabelle Compote, the typical chili is only pepper, oak and licorice
    • Finish
      black tea, dry in the finish

  19. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Talisker whose maturity has softened the iodized temperament to develop the woody and creamy side, not bad at all!
    • Nose
      A smoky, peppery, woody and slightly fruity nose.
    • Taste
      In the mouth spices, pepper but the whole is very balanced with fruits
    • Finish
      The finish is long spicy and peaty, very sweet.

  20. Glennie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  21. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  23. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    My God is the weak one for a 25 yo Talisker.

    In direct comparison to the 2004 25 yo or to the 20 yo from 1982 this is a difference of much more than one league in between. The 2014 is lacking in depth, volume, zero chili catch and very few maritime notes. The departure is short and irrelevant.
    At the price of a joke ...

  24. Shane_IL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This doesn't feel much like a Talisker anymore but it is a very nice aged whisky. 
    • Nose
      Dry straw. Rich wood. Old spice cologne. Light salt. Slate. Salt. Nutty. Bit of pepper. 
    • Taste
      Rubber. Charcoal. Dry wood. Toffee. Salt. Smoked salmon. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Salt. Charcoal. Dry wood. Pecans. 

  25. Brändel did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bottles No.333

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