Talisker 25 Year Old
Bot.2004

70cl / 57.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker 25 Year Old / Bot.2004
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Released in 2004, this beautifully orchestrated Talisker 25yo has a full, generous palate, with hot spices balanced by delicious shortbread & syrupy notes. A really awesome malt from a remarkably reliable distillery.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
25 Year Old
Bottling Date
2004
Country
Scotland
Region
Island
Colouring
Yes

Talisker 25 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Appearance: Bright olive gold.
     
    Nose: Nose drying. Seaweed and old oranges, with smoke in the distance and some chalk. Surprisingly fruity and juicy, although with clear Talisker identity. With water almost soapy, a waxy sweetness. Smoke still present, but now more fragrant.

    Body: Firm. Slippery smooth.

    Palate: Sweet and meek to start, with some acidity and saltiness. Extraordinary flavour development. Becomes dry, stony, minerally, dusty, toasty. Ground white pepper. Chillies. 

    Finish: Medium to long, slightly bitter, drying finish with a warming effect. Vegetal.

1 Customer Review

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  • 5
    23 June

    Fantastic. Volcanic at first. Give it time and add some water - not just a few drops - this baby can take the water. I bring mine down to about 45%. The nose isn't as complex as the palate. Or maybe I'm just not that patient knowing how this will taste after 20 or 30 minutes of waiting.... The taste is where this malt really shines. Tropical fruits like pineapple and mango or maybe stone fruit like peach... Some real power inside the cheeks, with salt and pepper and then something else like smoke and dirt? Smoked fish maybe? With time you get cinnamon/spice and smoke. The fruit never goes away. The finish is long and it's where I find the normal Talisker signature of some "chili" as they say, along with the rest of the flavors that attack during the arrival and development. It's great stuff!