Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Natural Cask Strength
Stated Age
16 years old
53.1 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Added on
31 Jul 2014 11:26 am by oddevold
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 900,00

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24 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1970 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.32 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Impressive dram. Fantastic nose. And what a massive and compact palate, immediately blowing and immensely tasty. Stunning.Tasted blind in september 2017.
    • Nose
      Huge. Peaty, lemony, waxy, tarry, coastal - seabreeze and fish.
    • Taste
      Massive and compact. Very oily/waxy. Peaty and fruity with candied lemons. Pine resin, aromatic herbs and pepper.
    • Finish
      Loooooong, continuity of the mouth.

  2. Jeep51 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    The mouth is more explosive than nose. Excellent
    • Nose
      This is clearly not a monster of complexity but it is a delicacy and a formidable accuracy. A very fine smoke, iodine, sea breeze, linseed oil, wax, herbes de Provence. Not that easy! With water, it looks fatter and the waxy side is more apparent.
    • Taste
      Massive, compact, very powerful: more peat than smoke. Liquorice, camphor, charcoal and always herbs of Provence and a little pepper. There is also leather and wax, a lot in fact. Top, top, top. Not really a trace of OBE. Water is not necessary but brings out a marine side: sea water, shells.
    • Finish
      A little too short as we would like it to last. Fat, oily and peaty.

  3. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Talisker 16 yo 1970/1986 (53.1%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade) Colour: gold. Nose: it’s maybe a tad ‘silently monolithic’ at very first sniffing, and it certainly takes its time to unfold, but then it gets totally great albeit still a little monolithic, in the sense that it’s really a magnificent whole rather than a composition with various aromas (gibberish alert!) Let’s simply say ‘smoked almond and quince jam’. The rest is exactly as one would have expected (sea air, pepper, oils, camphor, oxtail soup and herbs.) Highest grade. With water: more leather (not of the feinty kind), more tea, more ham, more wax polish, more, more, more… Mouth (neat): amazing. Astoundingly compact and complex, an embodiment of ‘coherence’ as far as malt whisky is concerned. Please don’t call the anti-maltoporn brigade yet… With water: please call them now. Finish: no comments. Comments: the only problem is that ‘average’ malt drinkers such as us have to down at least 1,000 other malts before we ‘may’ come across such a legendary bottling. Except, of course, if a good friend tipped us the wink about it before. Enormous. SGP:656 - 96 points.


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