Talisker 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Mar 2017 3:22 pm by ElmoHC

Average value

€ 301.04

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Oh well. Talisker, 25 years old, you can expect more, or. He does his job well in the relationship, that one notes his origin. But 25 years? Where, please, are they to be found here (with the exception of the logging)? Definitely missing here is the certain something you can expect from such a whisky. Well done, but without special accents.
    • Nose
      Mild and subtly smoky with hints of red pepper. Red berries such as currant and raspberry emerge from behind the smoke. Peppered dark chocolate. The flavors do not crowd. If you want to catch them, you have to follow them.
    • Taste
      Oily onset with a pinch of pepper and berry jam. Spicy (paprika, oregano), directly dark chocolate. The 25 years in the barrel are quickly noticeable with a woody note. It is quickly dry in the mouth, the berries say goodbye, the spice note is intense, fine herbs come. The aroma portion of chocolate increases again clearly, a pepper sharpness shoots in.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry, peppery and with lots of wood. Later, a banana note moves through for a brief moment.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a delicious malt with a nice nose, which is also not too thin on the palate. The nature of the aromas and their intensity - there is no similarity to old bottlings. This one is clean, clean, modern - somehow boring, somehow easy drinking and even for asking prices around 150 € too expensive
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet silky and oily, seawater as a spray in the air, sugar cake with cinnamon, licorice, sweet wine - thick and raisin fruit, with more time clear fresh lemons and lime notes, beautiful sweet and sour balance
    • Taste
      87 87
      Citrus and mint, nutmeg and cinnamon, walnut flour, salt liquorice, sawdust, tart lemon syrup with menthol in the background, round, flattering mouthfeel with slightly oily texture - slightly warming
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dark chocolate, sherry sweet, a little pepper, medium

  3. Likudi scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Bosi scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    One of the hallmarks of Talisker's original bottlings. Just a very tasty whisky. Fantastically balanced, smooth, with a very maritime taste profile, the 25-year-old perfectly represents Talisker's craftsmanship. In my opinion, this bottling is not quite up to the cask strengths of earlier years.
    • Nose
      94 94
      A wonderful nose: The typical Talisker smoke is a bit more discreet than in younger bottlings, with flavors of seaweed, shrimp roasted in olive oil, tangerines, roses and reeds.
    • Taste
      90 90
      This is probably one of the smoothest Taliskers I have ever had in my glass. It has an almost buttery creaminess with very subtle smoke, brine, citrus and smoked fish.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is long and is characterized by lime and green tea. The typical Talisker Chili Catch does not appear at all in this bottling.

  5. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasantly charred tire, similar to licorice
    • Taste
      91 91
      The typical chili catch comes through here subtly as white pepper.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very long and pleasant, mildly spicy. The best of the otherwise overrated because well marketed next to the dist. Ed.

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a late-night dram!
    • Nose
      iodine, salt side, seaweed
      dry peat, dry woody but fragrant
      orange and caramel
    • Taste
      spices quite sweet, varied, intense,
      peat, salt, caramel
      wood especially back, tenacious, strong, concentrated wood chips
      , a little licorice, some herbs too.
      fruits on cooked oranges and mandarins and chocolate
    • Finish
      simple on the same scents with woody, salted caramel, smoke more than peat and cooked fruits
      medium to long monolithic finish

  7. ballunder scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Ah well, it's a very clean, smooth, and well made whisky this one isn't it? The modern Talisker? Has the right Talisker notes and all but nothing especially stands out. Shall we say, it's a "professional" dram: Well engineered and put together but does lack a bit of passion.

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Restrained. Removed smoke and some leather. Mist, salty sea air, behind it oranges and lemons. Wet soil, forest soil, old tree bark. Freshly ground peppercorns.
    • Taste
      Elegant, oily. Apricot tart, oranges, mild smoked pepper and a hint of beeswax. Some nougat and dark chocolate. Medium.

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Way too light for a t25. Underwhelming release.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Talisker 25yo. At The Spiritualist, Glasgow, April 2019. A pour was around £17, which I thought was okay for a bar price. Short review at a work event - didn't take many notes in the context. Aroma is bourbon-like, vanilla, oak, smoke, honey. Taste is aggressive smoke given the age, oak, bourbon, rounded honey ... pretty nice. Not too acrid given that it's a Talisker. 3.6/86


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