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Overall rating
93.22/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
03.06.1955
Bottled
06.1992
Casknumber
1315
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottle code
IB/BBC
Added on
27 Nov 2014 4:02 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1955 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.22 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    A dreamlike Talisker in combination with still good, old, European sherry oak, one of the best vllt. which was ever bottled.
    • Nose
      Krass sweet and full after all the time, rivers of caramel, Toffifee, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, camphor, trail mix with (rum) raisins, all kinds of nuts and brown sugar, blueberries, acacia honey, licorice, incense sticks
    • Taste
      Full force, camphor, toffee, baked apple with all spices, cardamom, old tobacco tin, spine, old gentleman club, burnt creme brulee, rum raisins, chestnuts, hints of salt in between as a beautiful contrast, old fruit compote already on the ferment, gravy, licorice but sweet , Pretzel stick, chocolates, black cherries, saffron, dates
    • Finish
      Here first great elegant ash, then fine salt, licorice, dates, incense, Roiboostee, sweet tobacco and old leather, chestnut, long

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    I just compared this great whisky with one of the top old Taliskers which is the 1957 100proof by G&M (https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/45205/talisker-1957-gm).

    This one has the much fresher and fruitier nose - on the palate they are pretty equal - but the 1957 100proof has a much longer and stronger finish.

    Also compared with the cask 1310+11+1297 and the secret stills 1.1 - this one is finer and more balanced but still very powerful.But overall all are top with 96 points in my books. 

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

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

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    This one is really fresh and powerful on the nose, flawless on the palate and has a long finish. Fantastic stuff!
    • Nose
      Intense, fresh, cooked oranges, burned sugar, honey dew, whiffs of smoke and leather, also hints of tropical and green fruits, very fruity and complex - Great!
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, creamy, thick, fruity, mostly citrus fruits, blood oranges, but also pineapples, oak wood in balance with subtle sweetness, hints of peat and smoke

      With water: More on spices, herbs, thyme, sage - Superb!
    • Finish
      Long and burning, powerful and zesty, not much drying - Excellent!

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