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Overall rating
89.47/100
votes
124
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4281CM000
Barcode
5000281030043
Added on
05 Apr 2015 8:22 am by cavalier66
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 280.50

22 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

289 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.47 points

  1. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. dominikbraun scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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!

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Glennie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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