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Talisker 25 Years Old
 56.9%   |    70cl

Presented blind, powerful, smoky-sweet, pepper identifies it as Talisker right away, but in a graceful, mature form with a mellow character. Particularly good at natural strength.
£ 550.00
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Presented blind, powerful, smoky-sweet, pepper identifies it as Talisker right away, but in a graceful, mature form with a mellow character. Particularly good at natural strength.

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

Region

Skye.

Appearance

Gold with moderate beading.

Nose

Not instantly smoky, but there is a heathery fragrance. Warm sandalwood, dry seaweed, sand-dunes. Seems nutty, then builds to a warming peat fire, with a perfumed fruitiness and rich toffee behind.

Body

Medium and smooth.

Palate

An instant hit of smoke, then very oily and mouth-filling, teasing your tongue. There’s a subtle tinned-pear sweetness in the middle but the palate is really all about smoke and heat.

Finish

Long and warming, still mixing sweet and dry, with only a trace of Talisker’s key-note chilli catch.

Information:

Distillery: Talisker

Age: 25 year old

Strength: 56.9% ABV

Place of Origin: Carbost

Region: Skye

Nose:

Sweet, gentle, rich and complex. Good concentration. Not instantly smoky, but there is a heathery fragrance. Warm sandalwood, faintly maritime; dry seaweed, sand-dunes. Seems nutty, then builds to a warming peat fire, with a perfumed fruitiness. Rich toffee traces behind this. Takes (a little) water well. An intriguing, very slightly medicinal smokiness now adds freshness, floating above caramelised fruits and hard toffee. Becomes slightly salty, marine.

Palate:

Ripe, big, complex and intense. Great flavour, warming and spicy. An instant hit of smoke. Very oily and mouth-filling, teasing your tongue. There’s a subtle tinned-pear sweetness in the middle but the palate is really all about smoke and heat. Water calms things, allowing sweet, strawberry-like fruit to show and bringing out a superb balance. Oily, with fresh, mineral-salty flavours, and spicy on the tongue (peppered mackerel?) Fresh, with primary tastes nicely balanced.