Talisker 2005

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double Matured in Amoroso Cask Wood
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Oct 2015 8:03 pm by Ramjet

Average value

€ 61,87

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2005

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 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. tw_xbein scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Delicately smoky, very tasty, smooth, velvety, very balanced malt of beautiful complexity
    • Nose
      85 85
      delicately smoky, sherry, spices, wood seasoning, licorice, anise, cinnamon, cardamom, dried orange, prune, tender coconut
    • Taste
      86 86
      beautiful full-bodied medium body, lovely honey, dried fruit, plum, raisins, delicate smoky, banana, pudding cream, spice cake
    • Finish
      86 86
      delicate smoky, delicate pepper / chilli, lovely, dried fruit, orange, anise, velvety on the palate

  6. martin_the_collector scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    one of my absolute favorites
    • Nose
      88 88
      dry and yet fruity, smoke and spices
    • Taste
      90 90
      hot with a lot of sherry ... a clear Talisker and yet different due to the sherry finish. Insane taste
    • Finish
      89 89
      long and persistent. It has to be like this!

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose is a maritime sweet bbq mix, palate is sweet and a bit one dimensional. Finish is medium short and ashy tart.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet, wine tart, maritime light salinity, tomato bbq sauce, little peat smoke
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sugar sweet start, apple cider vinegar, smoke heat, a bit flat in flavor profile, slight oak spice
    • Finish
      85 85
      Ashy now, sweetness leaves and the salinity and oak leave a dry tart finish

  8. Matthias80 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    While sniffing, I find zests, cistrus aromas, of course it is smoky, if not excessive. I also find a salty note
    The taste is sweet at first, and I also taste orange, plum, salt and light chocolate. The zest resigns.
    The salt, plums and chocolate remain in the finish with me. The orange aromas come to the fore a little and in the end the smoke comes stronger.
    Round and complex whisky. Very nice.

  9. thomasflsts scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  10. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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