Talisker 25 Year Old 2011
From Diageo's Special Releases, this 25 year old Talisker was bottled in 2011. These releases are always hotly anticipated and we don't expect it to hang about for long.
Nose: Soft for Talisker with clear whiffs of black pepper, seaweed and caramel. Also hints of iodine and woodsmoke.
Palate: This is medium-bodied and smooth with a subtle smoky base; the balance is perfect with hints of sweet caramel and the typical briny salinity that characterises the distillery.
Finish: Long, pleasing and very earthy with hints of ginger and chocolate.
Overall: A tasty Talisker that displays the distillery's unique character to great effect.
Perfect balance and complexity. Very good and worth every penny.
18th December 2014
Tried this at a whisky tasting, extremely oaky but still retains that smoky, meaty taste. hadno idea of the price however!
5th January 2014
@I love Talisker 25 Year Olds - but this one isn't cask strength!
Ah yes, you're absolutely right. Apologies for that, we've now corrected it! --The Chaps at Master of Malt
30th December 2013
I love Talisker 25 Year Olds - but this one isn't cask strength!
What a treat!
It is stated in the description above that this is cask strength - it isn't - it is the standard Talisker 45.8% (both 25 year old and 30 year olds became 45.8% from 2011 onwards).
27th December 2013
Couldn't help myself - just purchased a bottle of my fave Talisker. The wallet hurt but it was worth it. In my humble opinion this is simply the best out there...sweet and smokey on the nose, with a hint of coffee and caramel. The pepper certainly comes through (perfectly balanced with the smoke) but it is additive rather than overpowering. The immediate palate is medium bodied but with a fiery pepper kick. However, this quickly recedes (5 or 6 seconds) to leave a buttery caramel and more muted pepper finish. Very smooth...absolutely lovely.
12th November 2013