Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 Jan 2016 4:45 pm by Gonathras

Average value

€ 249,45

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Gorgeous! Old and solid, the Talisker gives off its beguiling aroma to a stylish room in the Strandhaus. Herrenzimmer by the sea, matching this wonderful Talisker can not describe. Not too intense and intrusive, but with an old and dignified character I like it very much!

    23/22/22/23 (90P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber shines in the glass, the streaks sticking to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter dissolve long and oily "legs" and pull their endless paths back into the glass. Salty, with a touch of the sea, slightly grassy and floral aromas rise and mingle with a subtle touch of sour citrus. Old and hard caramel plays with sweet creamy toffee, the scent of dried orange peel joins and ends in a fine touch of meadow and garden herbs. Still a thick, impressive streak sticks to the glass wall, at a distance of a few millimeters, the more and more syrupy drops pull their endless tracks, already visually the old Talisker is a pleasure. The nose becomes earthier and herbal, filigree smoke dissolves from lying on the ground wet leaves. The initially subtle sweetness becomes more dominant, caramelized sugar and sweet toffee gain the upper hand. Old apricots and mirabelle plums appear before the salty aromas gradually come back together with algae and a sea breeze. Hints of licorice follow ...
      Edit: After the first sip I take in a new Nosing old tobacco leaves, cigars and a touch of leather true.
    • Taste
      Spicy wood elements dominate with an intense herbal and spicy note the first sip. Cedar wood and open humidor provide a stalkigen character, tart grapefruit and abrasion of lemon peel her tart and subtly sour flavor, slowly sets sharpness. Sweetness flashes briefly, apricots and mirabelle leaves exude their fruity aroma. The wood sharpness intensifies and ends in crushed pepper and a hint of chilli. Gradually, the well-known for Talisker Chili Catch, dried tobacco leaves and cigar stumps follow, as well as dry leather and a hint of creamy walnuts. After another sip suddenly sets violent, peppery pungency with neat chili. Chubby heat sticks between the tongue and the palate, a touch of algae and brine envelops the tongue, fly ash pulls towards the throat. Gradually, rasp of dark chocolate and old walnuts come into their own.
    • Finish
      Herb and slightly earthy starts the reverberation. From time to time yellow fruits, leather, dried tobacco leaves and old walnuts show up. The mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier, from time to time the peppery sharpness flares up again, the open humidor and the cigar-stumps lying in the ashtray dominate the reverberation at the moment. Next to the ashtray and humidor are a few crumbs of dark chocolate, on the palate still sticks some brine. Creamy and at the same time harsh, the aftertaste with an earthy note sounds slow.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] Superbowl LIII tonight and I start into the match with a small sample of this Talisker from around 1990...

    ...which is an average-only dram (by Talisker standards). It is okay to drink but leaves no lasting impression. I had much better ones in the past...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a profile that reminds me more of a Port Ellen than a Talisker, not bad! But after some breathing the typical Talisker aromas are all back and now it is an unmistakingly Talisker-ish nose with lots of herbs and spices and some fine maritime and peaty notes. This is fine but I liked the first Port Ellen impression better...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is rather shy for a Talisker and not layered at all. It is composed out of barley sugars and herbal-spicy flavours with waxes and peaty notes. Water releases more chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and fruits and honeys on the palate, finally. I like this dram best when reduced to about 40% abv.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The dram arrives warming but without any coating effect in the mouth. The finish is long and adds no new impressions but a minor drying-astringent feeling (tannins).

  3. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Weaker than the golden vintages (the volume is missing, of course), but really tasty - the Tali 25 I would never let stand, just belongs to my to-go malts!
    • Nose
      fresh lemon zest, lime, fresh grass clippings (+ hedge), bergamot, lemongrass, some tangerine, toffee, mirabelle plums, red apples, sweet pipe tobacco, old library, rose petals, cloudberry, beautiful set taliska smoke, light riccola herbs, some leather, licorice, sea spray, Chalk, piles of leaves, peach in honey, Brazil nuts - very tasty, the sweet peach is getting stronger
    • Taste
      spicy-fruity-oily, with the chili-catch, lots of lemon and grapefruit, bergamot, peach in honey, grape nut chocolate, coffee, caramel sauce, ricconbonbon, some licorice, leathery, sweet smoke
    • Finish
      spicy-fruity, with grapefruit, coffee, bergamot and lemon, camphor, a little tangerine, Brazil nut, back bitter always bitter, but (still) delicious-bitter ... and then come again the roses and the peach forward ... and am the longest remains the sweet smoke, some pepper and salt

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very unusual for Talisker, not quite similar to the style of a distillery, but on the whole quite pleasant, grassy-ashberry molt, dense and deep, traditionally adds and develops.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dry medicinal herbs - tansy, wormwood; old wood, rowan berries, dusty books, wet cardboard, wood stain, varnish.
    • Taste
      Slightly watery, saturated, oak, dry herbs, nuts, red pepper, ginger, lac notes, leather goods, in the development becomes sweeter, chocolate motifs appear.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, nuts, ginger, cardboard, herbs, leather goods.

  5. YuraLM scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Candied guelder rose, freshness, dogwood, lime, white chocolate, alichee jam, varnish notes, pwodered sugar, prunes, black pepper
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sharp, astringent, smoke, lime, red berries
    • Finish
      87 87
      Average-lasting, astringent, smoke then smoked malt

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 23, finish 23, balance 22

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 23, finish 23, balance 22

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      cooked fruit, makes me think of jam, maybe apricots, citric fruits, smoke
    • Taste
      90 90
      smoke, little sea salt, under the impression it had some sherry as well
    • Finish
      91 91
      pepper, oak, dry end

  10. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I would not have expected in this moisture and complexity. Great standard, not to imagine how awesome the old ones must be in cask strength.
    • Nose
      A really great mix of strong maritime salt flavors, autumn leaves, leather and fruity flowery. The smoke is more as a spice addiction in the background. Over time, caramel sweets, light fresh herbs and menthol. Very complex.
    • Taste
      Despite dilution very full-bodied, the well-known Chilli Catch is tempered in the age, sweet, salty and here a bit smoky. Then peach with honey.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, slightly dry woody notes and salty bacon notes.


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