Talisker 25y OB 2007 6894 bottles 92 pts. 58,1% 70cl
Talisker 25 years old, Originalabfüllung 2007
58,1% natural cask strength, 70cl, from refill Sherry casks
1 of 6894 bottles, 92 Punkte bei whiskyfun
Zitat whiskyfun :
Talisker 25 yo (58.1%, OB, refill casks, bottled 2007, 6894 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: on the one hand, this is more brutal and more peppery than the 1970, but on the other hand, its more honeyed and candied as well. Unexpected notes of strawberry jam, the general profile being seemingly rounder and fruitier than both the previous and the 2008 versions of the Talisker 25. Other than that we do have the traditional notes of pepper, seashells and apples, with a great beefiness (bouillon as well) and quite some almonds just like in the 1970. With water: yes it works very well! Were getting closer to the 1970 now. More flowery notes, not so usual in Talisker (yellow flowers, nectar). Camphor and eucalyptus. Fantastic. Mouth (neat): I had thought that despite its very high profile, this one would be in trouble after the legendary 1970 but its not the case at all. Sure this is a little less beautifully mingled and a little rougher but otherwise its a very rich, fruity, spicy and wonderfully oaky Talisker. Its just a tad too powerful when neat, so lets see what happens with water. With water: works well, the profile doesnt change much (maybe a little more salt and more crystallised lemon) but it got more, say drinkables. Finish: long, balanced, rich and very, very Talisker. Comments: a big, big dram but not lacking complexity, maybe thanks to the refill casks. SGP:546 92 points.