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Talisker 25 Years Old
 45.8%    |    70cl

Delicious, appetisingly dry and fully mature. This beautifully orchestrated variation of Talisker has a lingering finish which cannot outstay its welcome.

Delicious, appetisingly dry and fully mature. This beautifully orchestrated variation of Talisker has a lingering finish which cannot outstay its welcome.

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"Initially salty, then sweet and spicy on the nose, with summer berries, heather honey, and an earthy note, plus subtle peat.

Gavin Smith, Whisky Advocate Fall 2012

The perfect
SERVE

A rich and smooth Talisker which should be enjoyed in a Talisker Rocks Glass, neat or with a little water.

Pairing
WHISKY &...

The soft texture and the depth of the extra-aged Comté cheese tames the Talisker and makes its spicy, green flavours more accessible.

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Pairing
WHISKY &...

You need a whisky with serious credentials to take on the hefty flavours of a blue cheese. The 25 Year Old doesn’t disappoint.

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13 + 20 /40 82.500

Talisker 25 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light

Region

Something both gentle and deep from the Isle of Skye.

Appearance

Warm gold.

Nose

Unreduced, a quiet nose, not hugely assertive, yet quite maritime. Fresh ship’s varnish. Faint nose prickle. Spicy, briny, with distant smoke.

Body

Smooth and firm in body.

Palate

At bottled strength, a gentle start, immediately building in intensity. Slow and sweet, then kicks in peppery and hot, with significant balancing bitterness and salt, and a little smoke.

Finish

Long, warming, slightly bitter and very drying, with a little smokiness.

Information:

Distillery: TaliskerTM

Age: 25 years old

Strength: 45.8% ABV

Place of Origin: Isle of Skye

Region: Island

Taste:

in brief… Delicious, appetisingly dry and still very much ‘there’ at 25 years.

in a sentence...This beautifully orchestrated variation of Talisker has a lingering finish which cannot outstay its welcome.

Nose:

Unreduced, a quiet nose, not hugely assertive, yet quite maritime. Fresh ship’s varnish. Faint nose prickle. Spicy, briny. Distant smoke. Adding water subdues the sea and raises subtle, sweeter notes.

Palate:

At bottled strength, a gentle start, immediately building in intensity. Slow and sweet, then kicks in peppery and hot, with significant balancing bitterness and salt, and a little smoke. This balance bursts across the palate, with a mouth-drying effect. Medium bodied. Drinks powerfully straight. Minerally. Toasty. Appetising. Adding water (30% approx.) gives a slower, sweeter, fruitier start, with the warmth coming in behind this then extending more slowly across the palate. There’s no marked chilli pepper catch in the throat at the end, but pepper is there on the tongue.

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Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"Comes across initially to me as reserved, perhaps even elegant for a Talisker. Soothing too, with an oily texture. Quite fruity (orange, tangerine, apricot), perhaps even floral, with a delicate pastry sweetness. Then the more traditional Talisker notes kick in -- brine, seaweed, warming pepper -- repeated in the finish. A high-quality Talisker; albeit a bit reserved at times. I love the oily, viscous texture."

John Hansell, Whisky Advocate Spring 2010