Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Black Label, Golden Eagle
Stated Age
30 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
04 apr 2010 6:53 pm

Average value

€ 2219.06

3 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Talisker 1953 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.12 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    As often on these junkies, the nose is well above. He is fantastic. In the mouth and finish, we stay a little on our hunger as the aromas are melted. It remains a character apart that is not boring for a sub.
    The empty glass stinks fruits and caramel. A delight.
    • Nose
      There is nothing to say, the nose has a strong personality. The salty side of Talisker comes out right now, but is very melted and everything, much less aggressive than on the 25 / 30yo of the 2000s. We add to that a spread of fresh fruit. Ripe peach, and a very light touch of passion fruit. The more the nose opens, the more you feel a hint of medicinal that adds a welcome complexity. Then to conclude, a light chocolate veil. Very soft with its 40 °, one does not get bored, even if one can only dream of a few more degrees.
    • Taste
      It is very soft, almost a little watery. We stay on the fruit and the sweet. We forget here the medicinal side but we keep the character melted and salty.
    • Finish
      Slight hint of bitterness in the finish. It stays on the main fruit and the salt survives the other aromas. We will like a little more length.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really promising indeed with great obe, even some papaya and pineapple, the mouth is a bit more muted with peat, herbs and citrus, very good.

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a very typical Talisker
    however, his notes are more hazy
    which makes him very sensual
    Enjoyed with sensitivity, he is gorgeous

    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      very subtle
      like a dream
      which starts very slowly and in the mist
      cool soft sand under your feet
      the fog smells of morning sea air
      with a touch of spice and salt
      and a fresh orange scent
      Your feet are touching a dead cancer
      he smells like his sweetish meat
      and salty to the sea
      the waves wash it back
      only the wet sand sticks to your feet
    • Taste
      a cool noble start
      Your mouth slowly fills with a charming touch of salty sweet chocolate
      wow so soft and subtle
      a reminder of the beach like a greeting from afar
      Beach lilac is blowing in the wind ...
    • Finish
      Salt, sea
      a little chocolate flavor
      soft orange
      a touch of spicy flavor
      a short violet note
      which turns into malt sweet


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