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Overall rating
91.83/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Vintage
1953
Stated Age
35 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Black label, golden eagle, printed in red, white and gold
Added on
09 Mar 2012 7:00 pm

Average value

€ 2272,73

5 × in wishlist

14 × 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 91.83 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fine old Talisker, a little underpowered but all in all worthy of attention.
    • Nose
      A big dose of menthol and cough candy hits you first, followed by some honey, hints of orange, brine and peat.

      After a few minutes in the glass some gooseberry and cream is evident, strange but true, finally warm pastry,
    • Taste
      The peat is evident here mixed in with slightly bitter plum, touch of grapefruit and various fruit skins with just a little prune juice in the mix.

      The peat and fruit mix well here and the peat grows on the palate all the time mixed with smokiness.
    • Finish
      Considering this is only 40% there is some power there, more abv would have really brought the flavours out

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=183 Color: gold
    Nose: The first thing that comes to mind: chamomile, embedded in old sherry! Absolutely round and in balanced perfection. Honey rich spice with leading pepper, all kinds of tropical fruits (mango, peach, gold-yellow oranges, papaya) and yellow plums. Subordinate governs wet coal, black powder and ash - more than perfect harmony between fruit and spice!
    Taste: Balanced and surprisingly rich in smokiness, but with a thinner consistency. Then suddenly spicy with salt and again this ingenious Talisker-Pfeffrigkeit. Accompanied by fruit and nut flavors, honey and herbs. Time and again pushed up by the delicious spice and the finish with black tea.
    Finish: For 40% just mighty long - candied fruit with herbal tea, mint aromas, brown sugar, fruit tea, honey and leather. Again tea ... - just awesome and that with 40% and without any false sound.
    94 points (nose: 94 / taste: 93 / finish: 94)

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