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Overall rating
93.07/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Original Cask - Natural Cask Strength
Vintage
1956
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
13 Feb 2012 1:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 4000,00

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30 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1956 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.07 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very different from the 1955 GM, this one is more towards sherry and peat integration, very clean and sweet sherry style.
    • Nose
      Lively sherry, black currant jam, violet flowers, sour apricots, peat/smoke backbone
    • Taste
      Rich leather, old-style sherry, very sour and salty, seaweeds, violet flowers.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet sherry

  2. whiskystore scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    3 cl sample.
    I have tried this one 2-3 times before and i´m always in heaven when i try it.
    Mahogny colour, simply stunning whisky, this is why i started with whisky.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Sherry, figs, beewax, camphor, nutcreme, peat, oak, some smoke, sultanas, caramel, a little whiff of euqalyptus
    • Taste
      95 95
      Peat, sot, muskovado, orange peel, little pepperish, sultanas, slight of tobacko, caramel, some leather
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long dry oaky finish with orange peel or cest, some bitterness at the end

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

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Talisker 34 yo 1956 (54.4%, Gordon & MacPhail, Cask series, +/-1990)  How many glories have been bottled under this immaculate ‘white’ label? Colour: full amber. Nose: aaah, these old peaters from sherry casks! An amazing combination of fruit ganache, old strawberry liqueur (say one that’s not too fruity), soot, fresh herbs (chives, mint, dill), soot and then these whiffs of vin jaune (flor, fresh walnuts) that are absolutely marvellous. Very old palo cortado. No powerhouse, rather an elegant old sherry monster. Yes, not quite a monster. With water: in-cre-di-ble now. All the herbs and spices of the creation, from thyme to mint and from star anise to cumin. Mouth (neat): oh whaaaah! An extreme concentrate of peat, bitter oranges and spices (pepper as expected but also cinnamon, heavy liquorice, caraway seeds, aniseed – cask strength pastis). A drier Chartreuse. Really an extreme whisky!  With water: quite superb despite the slightly invading dry oakiness. Big peat, citrons, walnuts, bitter apples, ale… Finish: long, with an obvious tannicity, a lingering peatiness and a rather drying aftertaste. Cigar ashes. Comments: I’ve already noticed several times that Talisker was keeping its peatiness better than the Islayers when becoming older, and this baby was a good example. What a beast! Only the slightly drying finish was a tad below par. SGP:377 - 92 points.

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