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Overall rating
90.07/100
votes
177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Secret Stills 1.2
Vintage
04.1986
Bottled
05.2007
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butts
Casknumber
1361 - 1363
Number of bottles
1860
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JG/AGC
Barcode
5020613874220
Added on
23 Aug 2008 8:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 516,76

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177 × member ratings

178 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1986 GM

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Discrete smoke initially. Malt, apricot, cherry ... Round and creamy. I probably would not have recognized Talisker blindly. Round and creamy. Sweet, but never too much. The peat gradually asserts itself, which gives a beautiful relief and a nice coherence to the whole. He gradually regains his legendary austerity, but retaining all the assets of his time spent in cask.
    • Taste
      Juicy, round, melted. Nice honey notes. A little less complex than advertised, and a bit too small, but it's very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Delicately peppered, baker's workshop. Intense but not demonstrative, here reduction becomes an asset.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1823

  2. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This one really surprised me with its profile. It reminded me of the 1947 and 1953 from Gordon & MacPhail I had the chance to taste. Maybe because the bottle has been opened for a while ?

    I could nitpick about the dilution maybe but this was an excellent dram, especially the nose.
    • Nose
      Gentle nose. Coastal (seabreeze, seaweeds), leather and old books, sherry notes (dried fruits, oranges), peat smoke, pine resin and medicinal notes. With time, more citruses (lemons, oranges). The nose reminds me of much older Talisker. Kind of feels like OBE at work here.
    • Taste
      First sipping is leathery, slightly ashy and a bit watery. Then come the smoke, pepper, iodine, menthol and citrusy notes. Once again reminiscent of older Talisker.
    • Finish
      Long, smoke, tobacco and pepper.

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nose and an extra mouth, but the final is unfortunately too short and spoil a little party.
    • Nose
      Quite characteristic of Talisker (iodine, pepper, smoke), softened by a layer of sherry. It smells very good, very Talisker!
    • Taste
      Sherry is quite present, the introduction is sweet and sweet. Smoke, pepper and cooked fruits arrive and mix with sweetness.
    • Finish
      Quite short on sweet smoke. The pepper remains for a moment glued to the palate.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Good sherried antique Talisker.
    • Nose
      Sherry, malt, fruits, peat, earth, antique leather, pine resin and seaweed.
    • Taste
      Fruits, honey, citruses, camphor, herbals, pepper, smoke and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, sour.

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Is this the best Talisker I've ever tasted? I think so. Wow, what a powerhouse of a whisky. I don't even think it matters this was watered down to 45 percent. I'm in love!
    • Nose
      First impression is that of a very old school whisky. Are we sure this isn't from the 1970s or 1960s? Sweet sherry, with musty dunnage warehouse notes. Lots of leather and subtle notes of menthol, while there's some peat in the background, as well a feint aroma of salty seaweed. Oranges and some light milk chocolate too.
    • Taste
      Leather and tobacco, with subtle campfire smoke and iodine, followed by aniseed and menthol. This is insanely good. There's some sweet treacle to balance it all out, as well as a nice peppery edge. Let's make that chili peppers even.
    • Finish
      Lingering notes of tobacco and sherry, as well as a medicinal quality.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

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

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