Overall rating
92.55/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB39609
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
1955
Bottled
1980s
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Cream Label - Brown Letters
Added on
25 jan 2013 7:55 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 3467.66

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Whisky reviews for Highland Park 1955 GM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.55 points.

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Oily, sooty and peaty notes. Old metals. With some time, you can tease out more of the sweets -- fruits, honey, maple syrup. Resembles those old Talisker GM's from the 1950's, strangely, probably from 1955 also.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wave after wave of flavors. Great strength. Peat, leather, tobacco, old metals, roasted pecans, oils, bitters, licorice, all kinds of dried herbs, grapefruit pith, and sunflower liqueur. There are some subtle fruits and hints of honey. Not a total superstar, but a beautiful, educational dram that showcases the old, austere side of Orkney.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Nothing in the finish to detract from the overall enjoyment of this dram. Love this.

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Great old HP
    • Nose
      93 93
      Intense, honey, heather, herbs, teaish notes, early grey, little vanilla, little citric, dry hay, yellow fruits, banana, hints of coconut powder - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, oily, good sweetness, honey, some yellow fruits, citric, little leafy, spicy, herbal, peppery, woody, old books - very good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, herbal, a tad bitter

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, herbs, hint of smoke, cooked fruits, excellent

  6. Volanne did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This was sold for £1,250 at Bonhams (5 Oct 2016)

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23500/lot/10/

  7. tebond968 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Highland Park 1955, 52.8%, Gordon & MacPhail Cask, 75cl . Together with the official 21y 1959 dumpy and the 1968/1998 from Samaroli, this is undoubtedly the best Highland Park that I already drank. No idea when it was bottled and also Google does not make me much wiser. The nose first gives honey and all kinds of waxy states: wax, antique wax, old books, old leather, pollen ... some resin. Then fruit. But not just some fruit, no, it is the succulent tropical species. I have not written down the variations, you get the picture or not. Light peat too. That nose is really fantastic! But also on the taste this is absolute top. Powerful and full of aromas (lots of fruit, honey, heather, herbs, soft peat and so on), complex and perfectly balanced. Long, honey-sweet and honey-sweet aftertaste. Pure enjoyment! 94/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/12/22/de-hoogmis/

  8. newman346 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Color: dark color of anything GM tone Nose: not as blueberry sauce moonmun type Attach: soft and grape gussish unexpectedly smoothly to the center Body: solid and uniform sense middleweight truly Taste: rich with no stunning juwat Deep lake It is great that the strawiness gushes out with lapse of time and it does not become a jam ___ I'm terrible Finish: I'm not persistent for color and dry fruit and tomato glamorous I want to care less https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsvetgcy8

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