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Overall rating
89.96/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Vintage
1947
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Black label, golden eagle, printed in red, white and gold
Added on
05 Nov 2011 1:33 pm

Average value

€ 1868,11

5 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1947 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.96 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Very fine and old style - fantastic!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Cooked fruits, cooked oranges, jam, honey, old books, wet tobacco, little toffee, hints of smoked ham, cloves - very good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, sirupy, fruity, more cooked oranges and jam, stewed plums, hints of black tea, whiffs of sherry wood, good sweetness, just hints of cigars, very little vanilla notes - great!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, little spicy, more cigars, more black tea

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    a very fine delicious special malt that also delivers very nice dense flavors from the low alcohol content
    • Nose
      92 92
      yellow fruits, raisins, Old Bottle Flavor with cardboard box, sweet grass, rose petals, tree sap, smoke, bacon
    • Taste
      91 91
      floral, sweet, orange marmalade, delicate fumigated smoke, citrus aromas, tobacco, leather, wax, crystalline flowers, very elegant
    • Finish
      91 91
      long, spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco - licorice with salt

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Another piece of history. The kind of dram to drink slowly while enjoying the beautiful and evolving nose.
    • Nose
      We are welcomed by old leather and wax, a veil of smoke and coastal notes. They are quickly joined by stewed fruits (oranges, apricots). It opens later on earthy notes, tobacco and then some mineral and vegetal notes. Melted and evolving at the same time. Excellent.
    • Taste
      OBE (Old Bottle Effect) in action with a very nice melted and thick palate. Leather and citrusy notes (oranges, grapefruits) again. Turns creamy, slightly oaky, smoky and peppery but always fruity.
    • Finish
      Medium, drying, tannins, dark chocolate.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [November, 1999]  I had this dram during the millennium tasting at
    Kyrburg.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5.  My notes state it is quite smooth and soft, very balanced and rounded. The finish is of medium length.  Do not use water as it flattens quickly and strongly.

    By the way, it matured a little less than 40 years in the cask.

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ready for takeoff? Distilled after the Second World War and bottled not long after my birth. I know we do not drink the label, but still, it's hard to remain indifferent. The nose is almost instantaneous: wax, old leather, feminine scent. Rather creamy. I double check the label. Is it a Talisker? Melted Esters, which does not mean much, but I understand myself. Well I'll try to explain: like a Littlemill cut at Hellyers Road. Slightly saline? After this fruit festival, we have more "earthy" notes, like toffee, oak. And smoke, will you say to me? Well, here she is, discreet, sitting in the last row. The spices rise, and the fruits settle, the overall volume of aromas gradually descending. In the mouth, the reduction is VERY sensitive. The first sip is very disappointing from this point of view. It's quite watery, like a blend. On the other hand, it remains very fruity. The past shock, the following sips are more interesting. The fruit, little sweet, is adorned with spices. Ah! That's something more Talisker. Very light and melted. The finish is not very powerful, but the aftertaste is persistent, fruity, with oak and a little dryness, probably due to the smoke that I hardly perceive any more. This nose is certainly one of the most beautiful I have had. But, if I had blindly assessed my mouth, I would have been more critical. I had a very pleasant time, to hide nothing. I have the impression of having drunk a piece of history.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    light amber color, superb nose first on wax and honey with Clynelish then well marked by orange jam, tangerine, apricot with behind a very light smoke, rubber, leather. The mouth is more disappointing, necessarily a little soft at 40%, marked by the OBE with a nice fade and a greasy texture, the wax is gone, still a lot of orange and tangerine, light smoke, a little salt and pepper. Finale of medium length, with even more pepper, glass bottom on chocolate. A very interesting whisky, almost a moment of history, which necessarily lacks power to be grandiose.

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