Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Stated Age
24 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Black Label
Bottled for
Edwards & Edwards
Added on
19 Jun 2010 1:38 pm

Average value

€ 2.759,08

4 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

3 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1953 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.88 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In a blind tasting, I wouldn't have guessed it was a Talisker.

    Absolutely loved the nose. Beautifully old school and evolving. Stayed one hour on this one. The mouth was a bit disappointing after this amazing nose but still very enjoyable.

    A fantastic piece of history.Tasting note from 09/2016
    • Nose
      Polish, orange, mineral, leather, hints of ashes. It opens more with aeration. Same notes plus apricot, pine resine, smoke.
    • Taste
      OBE took place here and aromas are melted. Mouth is thick at first and quickly drying. With retro-olfaction I have pine resine, some orange and smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium, drying, salty.

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    24 yo 1953 (43% Gordon & MacPhail,
    Connoisseur’s Choice, Pinerolo,
    rotation 1977)
    Colour: amber. Nose: this one is sort
    of between the 1951 and the 1952 at
    first nosing, mid-ashy, mid-orangey,
    but also with much bigger notes of
    shoe polish and soot. There’s
    also quite some ‘good’
    soap; I mean, not soapy soap, rather
    deluxe soap. Oh well… The development
    is, once again, beautiful. Certainly
    drier than both the 1951 and the 1952
    now, with even more shoe polish, metal
    polish, ink, gun grease, wet chalk…
    Another fabulous nose. Amazing how
    these three old Taliskers are similar
    yet different on the nose. Mouth:
    very coherent, with again these resinous
    and waxy notes. I should confess I
    never tried shoe polish but that may
    well taste like this. Thicker mouth
    feel than in the other ones. Gets
    then a tad metallic but also very
    salty and lemony again. Also a tad
    tannic. Finish: long, with again these
    metallic notes. Comments: well, this
    one is the least impressive on the
    palate but the nose was absolutely
    amazing, which will prevent me from
    going below 90 points. SGP:365
    – 90 points.


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