Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Calculated age
38 years old
53.6 % Vol.
50 ml 350 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Apr 2009 10:17 pm
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Average value

€ 6108,18

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 1955 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.20 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    the nose gets good 97 points which is wow
    the mouth still creates 93 points
    the departure unfortunately only 88 points
    since I only rate my whiskys as a total work of art
    the old beautiful Talisker gets:

    93 out of 100 points
    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      this morning was the final casting as
      before breakfast tasting

      when opening the bottle directly spicy plum meat

      an old plum tree in the late summer sun
      its wood smells warm and musty
      Insects and the cracked fruits on the ground
      their ripe flesh smells of withered leaves and raisins
      the late summer flowers smell heavy
      the ground is dusty
      You sit down at the gnarled wooden table under the plum tree
      Here it smells like eucalyptus and camphor
      You give yourself a whisky
      a Talisker
      and suddenly there is a harbor behind the plum tree
      maritime smells
      salty harbor water
      everything is warm and soft in the late summer sun
      thickened sherry
      You are dreaming and you are at the harbor
      the vase with the flowers tilts
      stagnant flow of water draws into the old wood
      You smell of your Talisker
      Smoke mingles with the smell of the camphor
      hot black pepper mixes with mild pink pepper
      in between the flowers and their water, the old wood and the ripe plums
      in the background clearly the harbor
      You're smiling
      that would be a Talisker with such smells, unbelievable ...
    • Taste
      soft plummy spicy start
      old damp barrel (a bit decayed)
      a tiny touch of alcohol
      Chilicatch's extra class: pepper, chili, sherry wow
      on your tongue he is tense, yet soft and warm
      Spices and eucalyptus
      Maritime and salty, too, but somewhat obscured by the spicy wood & sherry notes
      soft fruity spicy smoke in the throat
      dark dark chocolate
    • Finish

      a bit too bitter
      old barrel, spicy (already a bit musty)
      Chocolate dark
      sherry notes

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2004]  I had this during a Prof. Schobert special rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen.

    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 90. Unfortunately I took no detailed notes except that water improves it further (score 92,5 with water). 

  3. newman346 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Noble sherry, berry red fruit, vintage ororoso, vintage leather, sea breeze blini, velvety like noble rot wine.
    Belgian dark chocolate with mocha powder, earthy old peat, mahogany antique furniture, chewy and tasty wheat and ripe blood orange confiture.

    The lingering finish is old sherry woodiness, peepy and deep lingering, and the overwhelming old sherry scent that fills the nasal cavity.

    Talisker with a little ripening, but with an overwhelming Old Shelly woodiness and a powerful Cask Strength.


  4. Povl77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Simply the best Talisker I've ever tasted

  5. indyjones scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Lovely talisker, but no coastal notes, but blown away

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

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Talisker 1955/1993 (53.6%, G&M Cask series, c. #1310, 1311, 1257)  Not the first time I taste this one – it’s always been a winner. Colour: mahogany. Nose: big bold sherry, not tired in any way. Beeswax, shoe polish, eucalyptus, camphor. Gets oaky but not too much. Develops on bitter orange and yes, some peat that goes through the quite heavy sherry. Whiffs of pepper and nutmeg. Again a very nice nose, even if it would be hard to guess it’s a Talisker when nosting this one blind. After a few minutes: some interesting notes of soy sauce, grilled lobster shell – well, you see what I mean. Mouth: again, lots of power. The peat and the pepper take control now, but the marriage stands. Lots of dried fruits, orange, chestnut tree honey. Develops on eucalyptus, camphor, gentian. Gets quite earthy. Over infused tea (tannins), toasted bread, Wet Havana tobacco (chewed cigar). Finish: again quite long, on overcooked coffee and yes, pepper again. 91 points.

  7. SilentStill scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Without doubt for me one of the best non-single-barreled bottlings!


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