Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Original Cask - Natural High Strength
54.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
13 Feb 2012 1:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 3928.34

30 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1956 GM

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.60 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Tasted again from a freshly opened bottle - I can fully reconfirm my initial review notes and rating - just fantastic!

  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. JDD scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    just unbelievable

  4. prz22 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Simply the Best Talisker I tried. Ultimate sherried Skye profile. What a dram!! From now on, when thinking of this distillery I will recall this liquid!!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Rich, full of dark fruits, spices, herbs, some peat, smoke, minerality, exceptional!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Flawless dryness, wood, sweetness, fruits, chocolates, warm, coastal, mineral, herbal, just amazing
    • Finish
      98 98
      Neverending, perfectly balanced, refined, evolving, dry, sweet, mineral, peaty, clise to perfection!!!

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur


    Ruby red
    What an ingenious fruit combination is waiting for us here! Elder, raspberry and soft orange with a few wild berries in between. The rather subordinate seasoning leaves the other aromas enough leeway to develop freely, so that here tobacco, nuts, leather, cardboard, but also vanilla, honey, wood come together again with this great old sherry in its absolute purest form - simply fantastic!
    Spicy and infinitely fat! What an exceptional flavor combination that combines everything you are looking for in a whisky. Best sherry notes, perfectly integrated oak wood, ripe nuts, wet leather, black elderberries, as well as old furniture, the finest herbs, tobacco, waxy honey - all together, welcome to the upper class!
    Very long - without words, like the taste, just not quite as intense anymore - just wow!
    96 points
    N: 96P / G: 97P / F: 95P

  6. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Dark, juicy wild berries contribute a very light acidity, which give the whisky a wonderful freshness, leather, tobacco, fine sweetness, dark chocolate, I don't know where to start and where to stop. Especially on the palate a poem, wonderful mouthfeel! Along with the 1955 Golden Eagle, the most outstanding Talisker I've ever had.

    SLÀINTE! #Maltkanzlei (Facebook)

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    ... tadting notes will follow soon

  8. checkpointrk scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Absolutly outstanding
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    More woody and intense compared to the 51.1% 1957, dark fruits, leather, toffee, tobacco, a bit less obe possibly due to the darker sherry, brilliant

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    I fully agree - wow!
    What a superb sherried Talisker - very complex, balanced, flawless, drinkable and highly enjoyable - delicious!

    Probably one of the best Talisker I had so far!
    Very much comparable to the Talisker 1955 Cask 1310+11,1257 but even one tick better (h2h)!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Dried fruits galore, plums, figs, dates, little raisins, massive tobacco notes, hints of brown sugar and molasses, sherry wood, some spices, nutmeg, cloves, toffee, port wine? cognac? dark berries, cooked oranges, little menthol - superb!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Oily, creamy, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried and cooked fruits, more sherry notes, toffee, chocolate, tobacco, spices, little acacia honey, hints of old books - excellent!
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long, warm, fruity, little herbal, little woody, not drying - great!


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