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Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
105
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

€ 266,78

24 × in wishlist

105 × member ratings

279 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.64 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Glennie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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 ...

  9. 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. 

  10. Brändel did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bottles No.333

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