Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Black Label, Golden Eagle
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
100° Proof - 57% vol.
Added on
25 Aug 2014 8:39 am by RoyalScotsman

Average value

€ 0,00

8 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Pure Highland Malt GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.15 points

  1. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior



    very intense, seems oily (even fat), powerful influence of sherry cask, cherries, chocolate, a bit waxy, tobacco, leather, old cellar, Talisker sea notes, sea salt, a bit of smoke,


    A perfect combination of sherry-bomb with Talisker sea-salt profile, sherry on the dry side, tobacco and leather again, with a full palette of red fruits, honey, notes of Talisker are strongly in the background, sea salt


    incredibly long, dry, wooden, tobacco

    Score: A truly amazing whisky, a perfect combination of a brilliant sherry cask with the characteristic Talisker profile - 93/100

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    These scores are for drinking neat, do not add water as it falls away considerably.

    This is still my 2nd favourite Talisker of all the ones I have had after the 1981 20 year 62% OB
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    With water

    Nose - Brine, sweet smoke, bitter lemon, marzipan

    Palate - falls apart, still some smokiness ( i lost interest at this point)

    Finish - short

    Neat this is fantastic but do not add water. At first i thought i had put too much water in so i tried it with only a few drops but it was falling away again. I would definately buy this again as i have not had a Talisker as good as this.
    • Nose
      Notes from December 2010.
      Rich fruit cake, burnt oranges, marzipan, sweet, bitchumen
    • Taste
      Sea brine, peppery, lemon, hot (in a nice way).
    • Finish

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/talisker-raritaeten-aus-den-siebzigern-gm-70-proof-und-100-proof-33725/ Color: chestnut / amontillado-sherry
    Nose: Awesome - very creamy, dark notes of ripe plums and old sherry barrel. Ultrasalzig with notes of black powder and ash, black peppercorns, candle wax, dry leather, butter, dull garden herbs and fir forest - very powerful and almost perfect!
    Taste: Round and powerful - first salty grapefruit, then again lots of gunpowder, black pepper and ginger. Sugar is added - becoming very sweet before the wood starts. Then the taste is dominated by bitter herbs, licorice and heavy espresso flavors.
    Finish: long - bitter eucalyptus, oak, leather, cardboard, tobacco, cough syrup, caramel and sweet honey.
    Note: After the "bitter" wood effect has subsided, the malt becomes dry and dull. Old sherry, some honey, caramel, a lot of tobacco and dry wood remain on the tongue. A Talisker less suitable for less experienced Maltists. A heavy board that demands everything from the connoisseur and takes a lot of time. But it's worth it…
    93 points (nose: 95 / taste: 93 / F: 91)


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