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Overall rating
87.84/100
votes
190
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
21498
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000281030043
Added on
24 Mar 2017 3:22 pm by ElmoHC
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 257,77

35 × in wishlist

190 × member ratings

482 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 25-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.84 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. 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

  3. 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

  4. ballunder scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. face scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Little peat and little iodine in the nostrils, but what a subtlety. Old wood, applesauce, porridge, plum, queen-claude, fig, vanilla.
    In the mouth, it is very oily, hazelnut, walnut, elderberry, salted butter, an ounce of caramel. Gingerbread. But the pepper is very discreet. Rather, wild herbs, fermented fruits, a little molasses and milk chocolate are all on the menu. The finish is long, bewitching, scrub, anise and cola. Light licorice in retro-olfaction.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but far from the old 25yo's, close to 18yo.
    • Nose
      Forest fruits, pepper, peat and smoke, orange peel and salted caramel.
    • Taste
      Oiy. Fruits, citruses, spicy oak, herbals and salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky.

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant, honored Talisker, beautifully complex. But I feel it much weaker than some other 25-year-old, for example, the bottling of 2012!
    Still a top malt!
    Approximately 190.00 € are too expensive for me!
    • Nose
      salty (maritime); Citrus fruit (tangerine, orange), sweetness, very little smoke;
    • Taste
      strong velvety appetizer, pears, melons, caramel, a lot of oak and pepper, salt, light smoke, liquorice, very complex;
    • Finish
      long viscous finish, oak, pepper and licorice;

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