Talisker 2005

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Oct 2015 8:03 pm by Ramjet

Average value

€ 61,18

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2005

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like him. First the great mango sweetness, then the sherry notes, the chili-catch and above all the charcoal smoke - beautiful composition.
    • Nose
      maritime, clear and fresh, cucumber, smoke from charcoal fire, seaweed on the beach, lemon, orange, pepper, honey, chocolate, grapes
    • Taste
      first really sweet, oily, creamy, mango, apricot, honey, then dark chocolate, lots of orange, raspberries, the smoke hits, chilli !!, roasted hazelnuts, algae, mocha
    • Finish
      he was just here! Relatively short, except for the smoke - orange, mocha, smoke, chili, the smoke remains the longest ...

  2. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The peppery-amoroso one "made by the sea"! This batch has in my opinion some PX notes compared with others side by side. Therefore there is a rich fruity component outdoing other batches.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet sherried smoke. Fruits, walnuts, dried fruits, vanilla, sherry (some PX association going on here), apples.
    • Taste
      BBQ, pepper, chili, dark chocolate, sherry (like PX!). Great texture.
    • Finish
      Long. Chili, dark chocolate, plums, salt.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Orange Peel

    The Distillers Editions from Diageo are fairly popular. The appear approximately on a yearly basis and it always concerns a classic from their stables that is double matured. In this case a Talisker that got a second maturation on an Amoroso sherry cask. This Talisker was distilled in 2005 and released in 2015.

    That results in a nose that offers chocolate, roasted nuts and a lot of orange liqueur on top of the classic Talisker traits: citrus, seaweeds and pepper. Some polished leather and a good dose of honey. Hint of walnuts. Sweeter than expected and simply marvelous.

    The arrival is creamy and spicy with the peat and lots of brackish notes up front, followed by cloves, pepper and a some sniffing tobacco. Then the bittersweet oranges kick in. Honey and caramel. Eminently quaffable.

    The finish is wonderfully long on pepper and candied orange peel.

    Great Talisker (is there any other?) for a reasonable price.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very nice classic that you can always get out of the closet. Great smoke-fruit combination.
    • Nose
      Maritime smoke with beautiful fruit notes (towards red grapes, plums). Salt + pepper at the beginning, but then quickly the turn to the fruits. Then honey and milk chocolate are added. Everything looks beautiful round, soft, velvety.
    • Taste
      First the reflection of the nose: strong and salty smoke. At the beginning, it is always peppery, until it reaches the turning point on the palate, where the fruity notes come to the front and reduce the pepper's sharpness. Nut and toffee accompany the fruits. Oak comes.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, in which the pepper returns and together with the oak provide a pleasantly spicy and dry finish.

  5. Andreas W. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not bad whisky, I would think about presence of bourbon casks but there are only ex-sherry casks according to the label information. Nose is a bit closed but the palate is quite sharp, minerally and oak-driven with a good overall balance. Quite simple and easy-going expression from Talisker. Nothing fancy but good peated all-rounder.
    • Nose
      Smoke, fresh, some oak notes, green apples, some dried fruits, toffee, hint of vanilla, lemon zest. Water amplifies sherry notes.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, peppery, nutmeg, minerally, charred oak, damp earth, some bitter notes (grapefruit zest)
    • Finish
      Rather long, dry, a bit nutty, some maltiness, oak

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      directly aromatic campfire smoke, at the beginning also fruity and slightly sweet notes, these disappear over time and somehow become dark, old, slightly musty
    • Taste
      again a light tingle, some smoke, a light sweetness and a few red fruits
    • Finish
      medium to long

  8. Stef89 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Paszko scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. ChrisSym scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Quite a very delicious and beautifully composed malt with a great sherry finish. Especially the nose and the taste show nice flavors. The departure, however, is somewhat powerless to me. Generally, you notice the 45.8% as good as not at all, but that would do good in some places.
    • Nose
      The first impression is sweet, aromatic smoky (burned out campfire) and a hint of woody. There are over-ripe (almost fermented) strawberries and beautiful over-ripe bananas. Slightly grainy and a little rosehip. In between, a maritime saltiness rises quite easily in the nose. Bitter cocoa and fine raisin notes. Slightly chilling, the almost 45.8% you still notice as good as not. Some oak flavor.
    • Taste
      Very tasty and very nice. Extremely creamy mouthfeel. First you taste a mix of smoked ham, nice subtle smoke, chocolate and cherry jam. Generally very sweet fruits. Fine and short pepperiness on the tip of the tongue. At the back, tender bittern notes become more present. Drying and mineral.
    • Finish
      The finish is less intense and not nearly as long as expected. Sweetness shows up here as well, but bitter woody and light peat notes predominate, very dry with bitter almonds and dark cocoa.


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