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Overall rating
91.41/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Black Label, Golden Eagle
Vintage
1958
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
04 Apr 2010 6:46 pm

Average value

€ 1976,54

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29 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1958 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.41 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Feels really old and rough, but good
    Just compared it side by side against the 1957 100proof and of course this is not in the same league.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Cigar tobacco, cold ashes, green fruits, leafy, herbal, whiffs of peat and smoke, after a while some citric notes, stones, sea breeze - very good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Little punchy, oily, minerals, little salty, old books, more herbs, just little peat and smoke
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, zesty, a tad bitter

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    All in all, it's an exciting vintage malt that sells both vintage benefits and drawbacks, it has surprisingly "fresh" pears and apple notes, but also the dusty one, an experience definitely, the 40% of course put down a lot of what could be.
    • Nose
      Phew, deep, lots of vintage flavor, even the more difficult variety, lavender, dusty apple, leather, cocoa beans, earthy, old sherry with roasted nuts, just a hint of salt
    • Taste
      Burnt toast, cocoa beans, rosemary, lavender, camphor, leather, old, mushy pear and apple, old chest of drawers, book spines and curtains, walnut, burnt brown sugar, cardamom, saffron, still spicy after all the time, but rounded, dark cherry with Kernels, old orange peel and a little grapefruit, some brown bread
    • Finish
      Later sweeter, typical vintage finish, chestnut, dresser, tobacco box and sweet, dark malt, medium to long only in the long time in the bottle

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Now he is due. The nose is already neat. It also smells kind of old, musty, earthy and old honest sherry. Some nutmeg and roasted aromas. One could almost think that something like Tokajinoten is coming over. Hardly any smoke. The maritime salty note is there. Does he still have the chillicatch? I'm afraid only in the mouth, the 40% will not be enough ... ... and that's how it is. A nice oily consistency with dried fruit, lots of wood, without being bitter, vanilla, biscuit. dark cherries, marginal smoke and some cardamom in the back. No chilicatch and little or no pepper. Unfortunately comes out relatively little back and the finish is also medium. Conclusion: A nice whisky that promises much of the nose, but then unfortunately due to the 40% Alk Vol. (Maybe it is already less, since I do not know how long the bottle was open at the owner) not quite in the mouth and Finish can keep up.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    speechless!
    What a great Malt!

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