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Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
89.12/100
votes
99
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
9882
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5293CM000
Barcode
5000281030043
Added on
15 Jan 2016 4:41 pm by Gonathras
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 249,45

33 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

209 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 23, finish 23, balance 22

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 23, finish 23, balance 22

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    08-06-2018
    • 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

  8. 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.

  9. DenisL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balance (23) Good work ... (91)
    • Nose
      Oranges ... dusty, warm wooden board ... wax ... smoke ... nuts and chocolate ... cream and biscuit ... (23)
    • Taste
      Mature fruits ... thick liquor ... ashes ... pepper (23)
    • Finish
      Finish spicy ... salted ash ... citrus and iodine ... slightly viscous ... (22)

  10. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

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