- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Stated Age
- 35 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Black label, golden eagle, printed in red, white and gold
- Added on
- 09 Mar 2012 7:00 pm
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
- A fine old Talisker, a little underpowered but all in all worthy of attention.
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,
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.
Considering this is only 40% there is some power there, more abv would have really brought the flavours out
- 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)