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Talisker 1955 Gordon and MacPhail 37 Year Old Cask Strength

Lot: 223505

Talisker 1955 Gordon and MacPhail 37 Year Old Cask Strength

Winning Bid: £2,030

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Talisker
Age: 
37 year old
Vintage: 
1955
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50.4%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Talisker 1955 Gordon and MacPhail 37 Year Old Cask Strength

For a long time, Talisker was the sole distillery on Scotland’s iconic Isle of Skye. Renowned for the quality of its output, the distillery has rarely changed hands, joining DCL (now Diageo) back in 1916. Despite this, releases were not the most common. An 8 year old was bottled officially and Gordon & MacPhail produced what are now classic and sought after vintage bottlings under official license from the distillery. When a 10 year old expression became a founding pillar of United Distillers’ Classic Malts range, the popularity of the distillery exploded, and it is now one of the most revered and exported in Scotland. As such, independent bottlings like this are scarce, and particularly sought after when they appear. 

This is a rare 1990s bottling of Talisker from Gordon & MacPhail. Despite their close association in the 1970s and 1980s, the Eglin bottlers access to casks from the Isle of Skye has dried up in recent years, meaning most releases are necessarily very old vintages like this.

This is part of the Cask Strength range, a more recent version of the Original 'Cask' series, which represented their first foray into cask strength bottlings in order to keep up with the market trend in preference for these in the late 1980s.

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