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Talisker 2005

Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
128
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
TD-S: 5RD
Barcode
5000281013985
Added on
09 Oct 2015 8:13 pm by Ramjet
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.01

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490 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

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20

Tastingtags

26 Notes

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
27 Mar 2017 5:58 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 86 points

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.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Whisky Freunde Lippe
Member Senior Whisky Freunde Lippe Note
22 Apr 2018 6:46 pm

30.01.2016 Einsteiger Tasting

ChrisSym
Member Senior ChrisSym Tasting note
11 Apr 2018 10:32 pm
ChrisSym gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Der erste Eindruck ist süß, aromatisch rauchig (ausgebranntes Lagerfeuer) und eine Spur holzig. Es finden sich überreife (fast schon vergorene) Erdbeeren und schöne überreife Bananen. Leicht getreidig und etwas Hagebutte. Zwischendurch steigt eine maritime Salzigkeit ganz leicht in die Nase. Bitterer Kakao und feine Rosinennoten. Leicht kühlend, die knapp 45,8 % merkt man trotzdem so gut wie gar nicht. Etwas Eichenwürze.

Taste

Sehr lecker und sehr schön abgestimmt. Extrem cremiges Mundgefühl. Zuerst schmeckt man einen Mix aus geräuchertem Schinken, schönem dezenten Rauch, Schokolade und Kirschmarmelade. Generell sehr süße Früchte. Feine und kurze Pfeffrigkeit auf der Zungenspitze. Nach hinten raus werden Zartbitternoten präsenter. Trocken werdend und mineralisch.

Finish

Der Abgang ist weniger intensiv und längst nicht so lang wie erwartet. Süße zeigt sich auch hier, jedoch überwiegen bittere Holz- und leichte Torfnoten, sehr trocken mit Bittermandeln und dunklem Kakao.

Comments

Durchaus ein sehr leckerer und schön komponierter Malt mit einem tollen Sherry-Finish. Vor allem die Nase und der Geschmack zeigen schöne Aromen. Der Abgang hingegen ist mir allerdings etwas kraftlos. Generell merkt man die 45,8 % so gut wie gar nicht, was aber an mancher Stelle gut tun würde.

alectron
Specialist alectron Note
28 Mar 2018 8:48 am
alectron gave this whisky 83 points

This was not quite what I am used to from a Talisker DE. Somewhat sharp/rough & finish had little complexity which did not improve over the course of 1-2 years.

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
30 Oct 2017 4:51 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
86
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
12 Aug 2017 12:14 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
87
Presentation
86
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
09 Aug 2017 12:45 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

maritim, klar und frisch, Salatgurke, Rauch vom Holzkohlefeuer, Tang am Strand, Zitrone, Orange, Pfeffer, Honig, Schokolade, Trauben

Taste

zuerst richtig süß, ölig, cremig, Mango, Aprikose, Honig, dann dunkle Schokolade, viel Orange, Himbeeren, der Rauch schlägt ein, Chili!!, geröstete Haselnüsse, Algen, Mokka

Finish

gerade war er noch da! Relativ kurz, bis auf den Rauch - Orange, Mokka, Rauch, Chili, der Rauch verbleibt am längsten...

Comments

Der gefällt mir. Zuerst die tolle Mango-Süße, dann die Sherrynoten, dazu der Chili-Catch und über allem der Holzkohlerauch - schöne Komposition.

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
09 Apr 2017 9:24 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
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.

Comments
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
Dyno
Moderator Dyno Review note
07 Apr 2017 1:37 pm
Dyno gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
13 Mar 2017 7:48 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
87

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