- 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
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.52 points
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
- A Talisker whose maturity has softened the iodized temperament to develop the woody and creamy side, not bad at all!
A smoky, peppery, woody and slightly fruity nose.
In the mouth spices, pepper but the whole is very balanced with fruits
The finish is long spicy and peaty, very sweet.
- [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.
- 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 ...