Talisker 2005

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Whiskybase ID
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

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€ 75.80

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2005

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. 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.

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    These Talisker Distillers Editions always seem to deliver a steady quality whisky. The amoroso influence is really noticeable and ads complexity to the Talisker profile. Nice mixture of cherries, raspberries and sweet orange with chilipeper aromas next to seasalt and smoldering bonfire. Dangerously drinkable and comes at a nice price.

  3. 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 ...

  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. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's a Talisker 10 with a sweet layer that mutes the peat and pepper a bit. It's good but has a certain staleness though, as if the Amoroso didn't had the time to fully integrate with the spirit.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Mild peat smoke with a sweet fruiteness (yellow raisins, peach) and caramel. Some bell peppers and sea breeze complete this nice nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweeter peat with honey. Oily mouthfeel with a muted Talisker chili catch followed by maritime saltiness and seaweed and the sweet yellow fruits from the nose.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Lighter and a dry kind of peat smoke now. Some citrus fruits and honey melon. A bit unbalanced and stale though.

  6. 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.

  7. Don Cassi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fruity-sweet and maritime on the nose. Behind it light chocolate aromas.

    Oily in the mouth, but peppery and intense. In addition, the aromas are reflected from the nose.

    In the finish, the oak is added, which expresses itself in notes of dark chocolate. A certain fruitiness always remains in the foreground.
    Length: 7/10

    The smoke is wonderfully integrated and never plays itself in the foreground, great malt and is definitely bought later. Together with the Lagavulin the spearhead of the range, this one with the better PLV.

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  8. Danlow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky that everyone should have tried a whole bottle of (it develops). For me it is only just behind the Lagavulin DE. But you can get it for around 50 euros, which is an ingenious PLV for him. I haven't bought it yet because there is so much to discover in the whisky world. But if I had to or should buy a whisky for "only" 50 thalers more often, it would always be on the shortlist!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Commandant Pastor scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    For its price probably the best talisker and I add one of the best "distillers edition".
    An invariably valid purchase a million miles from the infamous supermarket editions which are a disgrace to the beautiful Isle of Skye.
    • Nose
      A fruity nose, dominated by dried fruits, peppery and some red fruits which hover over the characteristic smoke of the brand.
    • Taste
      A full body, tasty, very in line with the olfactory premises. The smoke and pepper are more subdued, which is not to say absent.
    • Finish
      The finish recalls is moderately long, but in harmony with the palate.

  10. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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