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Overall rating
87.09/100
votes
175
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8 298 CM000
Added on
19 Feb 2010 7:50 am

Average value

€ 162.38

29 × in wishlist

175 × member ratings

369 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 57° North

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by producer;

    in brief… All of Talisker’s full-on vigour, with the promise of wisdom to come. In a sentence… A classic, intense Talisker that’s like looking out to sea with a storm brewing, and which becomes deeper and more approachable when water is added.

    Nose:
    Very clean and intense, with light smoke soon appearing. Creamy toffee, with pronounced fruit acidity. Hints of edible seaweed, heather blossom and a calming influence of vanilla that balances the crisp attack. Chalky and minty. In time, chocolate, then salt. The chocolate becomes slightly nuttier: like praline. Water tempers the attack and brings out a slightly oily note. Initially there's a firework/struck match edge, then more seaweed, as if you’re at the high water mark on a sandy beach. Sweet yet salty, with a savoury sharpness.

    Palate:
    Tart fruit, sweet to start, with smoke and tar abruptly exploding around the middle of the mouth. Sweet-centred, a little like liqueur chocolate, yet tempered by a savoury edge that stops things becoming too polite. Water deepens the effect and smoothes out the abrupt shift between sweet and smoke. Mouth filling, silky and complex.

    Finish
    Oily, tingling with the signature pepperiness. Smoother with water.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a great Talisker, which is very stimulating and invigorating
    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
       very maritime: smoke, salt, sea, spices, vanilla, citrus fruits
      an association of Port in the Orient 
    • Taste
      clearly the stronger alcohol content, but remains pleasant, subtle notes the time need for differentiating, great spice, salt and sea, orange and a hint of clove 
    • Finish
      medium, salt licorice spice, very tasty 

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a great Talisker who is very stimulating and invigorating
    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      very maritime: smoke, salt, sea, spices, vanilla, citrus
      an association of: Harbor in the Orient
    • Taste
      clearly the stronger alcohol content, but stays pleasant, subtle notes need the time to differentiate, great spiciness, salt and sea, orange and a hint of carnation
    • Finish
      medium, salt liquorice with seasoning, very tasty

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Talisker North is a very good standard for me. The batches fluctuate, of course, Bottled 2008 is a very good batch.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Talisker North is a very good standard for me. The batches fluctuate, of course, Bottled 2008 is a very good batch.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Gere scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoked and salty as well spicy, citrus fruits
    • Taste
      At first the alcohol predominates, but pleasantly joins notes of malt and salt
      a little longer in the mouth, honey notes sugar light caramel taste. looks very balanced
    • Finish
      pleasantly sweet and warming vanilla and sweet fruits
      medium

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    an intense whisky
    one thinks to stand directly on the stormy sea
    • Nose
      again typical Talisker notes
      but the sea is much stormier
      Algae, mud, salt, a walk on the beach in a stormy sea
      more medical than the other two Taliskers
      no alcoholic burning, well integrated
      bright fruits, yellow fruits
      but here too the spices prevail
      Mandarins in honey
    • Taste
      much power
      salty sweetness
      Abrasion of a lemon peel
      despite NAS, the barrel influence can be recognized, although it is not as present as in the DE for a long time
    • Finish
      sweetness again on the finish, and when the aromas begin to fade, the smoke spreads

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