Talisker 25 Year Old Bot.2008

  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 54.2%

Talisker 25 Year Old / Bot.2008

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A Talisker 25yo from Diageo's Special Releases is always a thing to cherish - and this is no exception, with a very clean, citric emphasis when compared to some of the earlier releases. As we've come to expect from Talisker, this is nothing short of superb.

Tasting Notes (1)
Facts

Facts

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    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

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    Age

    25 Year Old

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    Bottling Date

    2008

  • No of Bottles Icon

    No of Bottles

    9708

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

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    Region

    Island

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    Colouring

    Yes

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    • Nose

      The difference with the oldies is very obvious, and not only because of the higher proof. It’s much more ‘coastal’, with much more notes of iodine, sea air, oysters, kelp… As for the fruity side, we left the oranges for more lemons and green apples. Also highly unusual notes of green olives that we never got in any Talisker as far as we can remember. The peat is less ‘ashy and sooty’, and probably grassier and more organic.

    • Nose with water

      It got even straighter, on a pure mix of seawater and lemon juice. Make that a plate of oysters.

    • Mouth (neat)

      Again, what’s striking is that there’s much more lemon and even lime in this ‘new’ one. Very citric and then certainly peatier than the oldies. Also very peppery, but it’s different pepper when compared with the exceptional 1952. Sharper and also more mineral.

    • Mouth with water

      It does not get any rounder but, interestingly, closer to the oldies, with these heavy notes of shoe polish that we found in the 1953. Also notes of fresh almonds and always a lot of lemon.

    • Finish

      Long, heavily ‘coastal’ now, with the ‘lemony peat’ striking at the end. Faint tannins (grape skin).

    • Comment

      These recent 20 or 25yo Taliskers are all very good and except for wood type variations (there has been some sherry versions), they are all very consistent. What’s more, even if the 1952 is really out of this world, they are in the same league as the oldies and should benefit from a little bottle aging. Only one concern, though: will the corks keep as well as good twist caps (or better yet, tin/spring caps) do? SGP:457 - 91 points.

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Customer Reviews

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Reviews

  • Ruaridh

    I cannot imagine anything tasting better than this. Absolutely gorgeous. It's not cheap, but it is something really special. It's a Talisker, unmistakably so, but with all the best of that wonderful spirit accentuated.

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