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Overall rating
92.56/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
03.06.1955
Bottled
06.1992
Stated Age
37 years old
Casknumber
1315
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2011 3:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1000.00

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1955 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.56 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      A very complex, yet somewhat peculiar nose. Very musky initially. Lemongrass and bitter fruits like skin of grapes and plums. Chestnuts and walnuts. Raosted sweet potatoes. Herbal, lemon liqueur and olive oil. Mints and camphor, and slightly medicinal. Even though it is not specified, I think this is a refill sherry cask.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Explodes in your mouth. Lots of oomph here. And yes, this most likely a sherry cask. Cherry cough syrup, orange liqueur. and a hint of honey. Mint and camphor again. A good amount of oak, yes, since this IS 36-37 years old, but definitely not egregious. In fact, it works pretty well here.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Minus a point here due to dryness, and the wood is more apparently here. Remains a bit medicinal. Peppery finish (yes, this is Talisker, after all). Adding water is not necessary since it doesn't add to the development. Not a superstar due to somewhat of an uneven balance, but this is a very interesting, cerebral, complex dram that one cannot find in a modern whisky anymore. Miniature bottle.

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