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Talisker 2005

Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
120

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Tastingtags

23 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
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
Expert Senior 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
HW74
Expert Senior HW74 Review note
01 Dec 2016 7:50 am
HW74 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
85
Archer
Connoisseur Archer Review note
20 Nov 2016 11:34 am
Archer gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
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Archer
Connoisseur Archer Tasting note
20 Nov 2016 11:56 am
Archer gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Maritimer Rauch mit schöner Fruchtnote (in Richtung rote Trauben, Pflaumen). Salz + Pfeffer zu Beginn, dann aber Rasch der Umschwung auf die Früchte. Dann kommt auch Honig und Milchschokolade hinzu. Alles wirkt schön rund, weich, samtig.

Taste

Zunächst das Spiegelbild der Nase: Kräftiger und salziger Rauch. Wird zu Anfang immer pfeffriger, bis dann auch am Gaumen der Wendepunkt kommt, an welchem die Fruchtnoten nach vorne kommen und die Pfefferschärfe abmildern. Nuss und Toffee begleiten die Früchte. Eiche kommt.

Finish

Mittellanger Abgang, in welchem der Pfeffer zurückkehrt und zusammen mit der Eiche für einen angenehm würzigen und trockenen Abschluß sorgen.

Comments

Ein sehr schöner Klassiker, den man immer wieder aus dem Schrank holen kann. Tolle Rauch-Frucht-Kombi.

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