Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Black Label, Golden Eagle
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2013 9:21 am
Cask Strength

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63 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1957 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.98 points

  1. SFWC scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Had this dram during the Glasgow Old&Rare show Feb 2018.

    Much sootier and phenolic than other Taliskers. This has such mighty power. Older style sherry cask too. More on dried orange and burnt orange peels than sweeter red fruits of the 70s casks.

    Perfect balance and an Unforgettable dram.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [2015]  I had this dram during a private tasting of whisky connoisseurs at Limburg.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95.  I
    took no detailed notes as there were simply too many drams...  Every
    connoisseur brought several bottles from his collection to the tasting
    where they were lined up by common decision.  Just 1 cl was served as
    otherwise we probably would not have seen the end of the tasting without
    medical problems. As this was a flabbergasting event I list all the line-up and my resp. scores below:

    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/39946/cardhu-08-year-old  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/9831/lochside-1963-jm-reserve  (85)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/23579/tomatin-30-year-old  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4500/caol-ila-1975-hb  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/65842/macallan-08-year-old  (85)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/78220/glenfarclas-05-year-old (87,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/71733/glen-albyn-10-year-old  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3395/glenlivet-21-year-old-archive  (87,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20921/glenfarclas-12-year-old-all-malt-unblended  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/89719/glenfarclas-15-year-old  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/24838/caol-ila-20-year-old  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7465/longmorn-1970-sms  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/82141/glenfarclas-1968  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/45205/talisker-1957-gm  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8777/tamnavulin-18-year-old-mi  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7089/glenglassaugh-1967-sv  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/17649/macallan-1964  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/62640/macallan-1960  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/24438/longmorn-1969-cc  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/18387/glen-garioch-1972  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/66468/isle-of-jura-1966-ca  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/19830/isle-of-jura-1966-sv  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/66937/bowmore-1971-ses  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27784/bowmore-1971-ses  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/36977/dalmore-20-year-old  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/15376/imperial-1962-ca  (95++)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8819/ardbeg-1974-ses  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/63790/ardbeg-1974-gm  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14053/bruichladdich-1966  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/12289/laphroaig-12-year-old  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/56284/springbank-30-year-old  (92,5)

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Matthew effect

    Talisker is a great whisky and to be honest, when my buddy told me he had a bottle of Talisker 1957, I turned green with envy. But I should have known better. When he next visited me, my friend had brought a sample. This beautiful bronze Talisker is truly liquid history. Now all I have to do is try it without falling into the trap that is the Matthew Effect.

    The nose is very aromatic on heather, sweet peat, pepper, silt, Seville oranges, eucalyptus, apple cake an mocha. Sultanas, pineapple, strawberry… this is almost a fruit bomb. It also has a dusty side that reminds me on an attic. Or the department Old Books at the local library. Wonderful.

    Well, those 57% cask strength does not bother at all. Very quaffable. Pineapple returns, but then the candied version. Loads of pepper and a nice smokiness rear their heads. Banana flambéed with orange liqueur. Toffee? Some nuts and something metallic. That last bit is probably due to the fact that the liquid has spent so many years in the bottle.

    The cake returns – with a slightly burnt bottom – in the medium long finish.

    What a great Talisker indeed! The palate and finish were wonderful, but the nose was simply heaven. And Matthew did not fit into the equation, believe me. With a big thank you to my buddy Imanuel for the generous sample.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Very complex on the nose and on the palate but differently. Water recommended. This is a great Talisker from the old days. Excellent!As a short side note I compared this one with the famous Talisker 1981 20yo 62%:
    The 20yo is much more leathery whereas the 1957 has more fruity and spicy notes. Both are great!
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, oranges, lemons, honey dew, whiffs of smoke, wood and leather, humid tobbaco, also some pineapples, sugar cane, candied fruits - still a bit shy - probably needs more air, but great complexity
    • Taste
      Wohoo, punchy! Oily, liquorice, creamy, much more intense wood notes, and now the smoky note kicks in, peppery, spicy, lots of different spices, thyme, sage, walnuts, and so on - superb!

      With water: More smoky, more woody, more leathery notes with even more spices
    • Finish
      Long and burning, more spicy and zesty in the end

  5. Pauci scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Tried together with Schollus and others in the Maltspatzen round.
    Notes see Schollus ...

  6. Schollus scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Nose: powdered sugar, beeswax, orangate, papaya, glacial ice, some pipe tobacco and moss, espresso, blood orange

    Palate: gas pipe, metallic, ashy, tarragon, carbonate, orange zest

    Finish: long with some phosphorus

    Legendary bottling!

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96


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