25 Years Old

ABV 45.8%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Talisker
Expression: 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 45.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 105
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Scented with light violet. Distinctly briny; wet rope, dried salt on canvas, wet green fern and the light leather. With water, you are on the shoreline next to the embers of a bonfire.
Palate: The complexity continues, balancing strawberry with cracked pepper, bay leaf, purple smoke, edible seaweed.
Finish: Salted chocolate.
Comment: A drop in strength from the Special Release expressions but a massive upping in complexity. An instant classic.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: At first an almost tangy rhubarb, apple and blackberry crumble, buttery, then first aid kits: bandages and plasters. A little boot dubbin note and soft gentle peat emerges.
Palate: Soft silky and mouthcoating, hints of salted caramel ice cream, tablet and runny honey. There is a peppery note lurking together with exotic spices.
Finish: Fruity, tangy and spicy.
Comment: Stunning, complex and loaded with layers of flavour and aroma. Would be fun to pair with some sushi.
Visit the distillery
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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