Talisker 57° North

Overall rating
86.79/100
votes
628
Whiskybase ID
WB2488
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Only Single Malt Scotch Whisky From the Isle of Skye
Bottled
2008
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Label
'57° North' in gold
Bottle code
L8301CM000
Barcode
5000281024325
Added on
21 jun 2008 5:27 pm
ColoredCask Strength

Average value

€ 192.50

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628 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 57° North

33 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.79 points.

  1. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Richer at nose compared to Talisker 18, thanks to the ABV. A splash of water can enrich the flavour

    In my pre-historical scoring method, it's a 9/10.
    • Nose
      Oily. Rich toffee. Oak. A hint of citrusy and crispy apple. Peat at the back.
    • Taste
      Thick & full. Manuka honey. Peppery. Dry wood.
    • Finish
      Mid finish. Peaty, woody, and peppery.

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This talisker is unique. This bottling is named after the northern latitude where the Talisker distillery is located.
    57 degrees north refers to longitude and its alcohol content of 57.0 vol. The whisky has no age statement.

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    - very good increase in the 10 year bottling (even if no
    It says age ...)
    - A very good quality even without an indication of the age
    - at around 60 € a very good PLV for the time, currently rather less ...
    • Nose
      big brother of the 10, smoky typical Talisker smell, sweetness, you can smell the higher strength
    • Taste
      without water: the higher percentage is clearly noticeable, the taste is very similar to the 10 but a bit more oily or buttery and of course much stronger / more powerful;

      mW: sweetish malty start and character, a lot of caramel, toffee, honey, buttery (a classic, very good bourbon storage)
    • Finish
      very long, warm, soft, sweet finish;
      Medium-long aftertaste with a strong, sweetish touch

  5. tribe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    That was good. Maritime, fresh breeze, strong, slightly smoky, chilli catch, the name fits, it's a shame that it doesn't exist anymore.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Gertjantje scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Firm and smoky.

  8. Max70 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    If we had 8 years ago in the whisky bar, I find it quite good (quasi Tali10 in strength), but now - bitter, scratchy, smoke and sharpness, otherwise really nothing.

  11. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Zoltavar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Typical Talisker, but the refinement I miss something
    On new german: my white rafinirt wikers for finger. the Wisgi ok.

  18. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It's worth to add some drops of water
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, coastal, mineral, fresh, vanilla, seaweed, salty 
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, salty, grassy, fresh oak, peppery 
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, peppery, oaky

  21. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Something in the aftertaste that I find less pleasant but I can not identify it. I would like to taste it again, if I have the opportunity, but with a few drops of water added.
    • Nose
      Very intense! Rich aromas, powerful smoky notes of peat. Fruity with aromas of ripe fruits, spicy, combined with notes of toffee, seaweed and iodine.
    • Taste
      Smoky, mouth filling and very complex, salty, notes of pepper, tar and toffee, fruit with sweetish aromas.
    • Finish
      In the long, powerful mouth-filling aftertaste aromas of iodine, salt, pepper and notes of wood and leather.

  22. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting
    light in the nose with subsequent taste explosion
    • Nose
      light, gum, peat, moss, smoke, pepper
    • Taste
      sweet, wonderfully peppery, wood smoke
    • Finish
      Long

  24. bull10298 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The latest expression of Talisker is named in recognition of the fact that
    Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye has an unusually high latitude, and it
    becomes the only regularly available ?full strength? version of the acclaimed
    island malt. The whisky carries no age statement, but brand owner Diageo
    confirms it has been matured exclusively in American oak refill casks. The nose
    offers a very attractive blend of rich, spicy fruit and smoke from a bonfire
    beside the sea. With time, the fruit fades somewhat, and spent matches appear.
    Perhaps they were used to light the bonfire! Full-bodied and warming on the
    complex palate, with initially intense fruitiness followed by increasing smoky
    spice and pepper notes. Water teases out sweet peat and barley sugar. The finish
    is long and gently smoky, with characteristic Talisker chilli powder lingering
    to the very end. Another cracker from the shores of Loch Harport!

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=talisker

     

  25. Mushinico scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. mister glenfarclas did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Adorable whisky, even unwatered. Love it!
    • Nose
      Light peat?! I guess I should start worrying about some peoples noses here. This Talisker got heavy peat! A lot more than one is used to from this distillery. In a blind-tastig I probably would´ve linked this whisky to Islay.

      Sweet and salty at the same time. Heavy alcohol, but still some vanilla and caramel to come through. 
    • Taste
      (neat) 

      Intense, pungent start. But incredibly sweet. Then the typical Talisker chili catch. Some oak already. Little but fresh fruits.
    • Finish
      Long finish, not too dry. Nicely balanced.

  27. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    'Still My Talisker Of Choice'

    N: Much like the 10yo, but sweeter and more chalky. A bourbon sweetness shadows the usual Talisker characteristics, namely - saline, maritime, beefy nose with a hint of mature peat. Very Bladnochesque with bubblegum. Clotted cream - 'live' cultures - a mature fresh, rain water on grass [smiley face]…. lots to discover

    T: Much sweeter bourbon which is more balanced against its maritime characteristics than the 10yo.  Honey and wood spice coats the whole palate with fresh straw to boot.  Spices now, cumin seeds, anise, cinnamon and turmeric - thats the dryness!

    F: Bourbon cocoa notes mingled with white pepper and chilli remain lingering and tingling. Mint and peat smoke and herbal notes linger too. Lots of salt at the end, coupled with a toffee/cocoa/vanilla sweetness. Zing……… Beetroot, valerian. oily. malty. smouldering peat.  ooh, aniseed just appeared!

    C: Its not overly complex, much less so than the standard 10, but its no problem because this dram is alive! - a mouth numbing brute and full of 'Skye in a glass' character, fantastic. For sheer audacity, its still my Talisker of choice. Not dissimilar to the Distiller's edition after water is added, but more assured.

    Scores an A-

  28. Jonkers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Drinking this whisky you don't experience that full pepper-explosion as in the Talisker 10 years old. This edition is a little more friendly but evenso very, very good stuff.
    • Nose
      Light peat smoke and very salty. Also malt and a hint of leather. Caramel and fresh like mowed grass.
    • Taste
      Peat and liguorice. After that the sweetness of vanilla and also anise and some chocolate.
    • Finish
      in the beginning very peppery. Then liquorice, sweet apples and raisins. The peat smoke remains but is not annoying at all.

  29. Furtia scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. D3US scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Talisker makes uniquely recognizable whisky. Anyone will know which brand it is in a blind tasting. That's commendable and it makes one always remember this great distillery. This expression is no exception. Keep it coming I say. 
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, peat and wood are the first things I get. Everything about this screams warmth and comfort on a cold, wet, windy day. Dry on the nose, but less of an alcohol prickle than I anticipated. Lovely stuff. 
    • Taste
      The smoke and dry wood are obvious, the citrus fruit comes through later and there's that typical explosion on the tongue that we all now Talisker for. Great thing to taste. The peat is there but it makes sense for a whisky of this type. Who wouldn't like this now that summer is over? 
    • Finish
      Long lasting and ever so warming. This is Talisker at its best. Peat and vanilla sweetness, spice and malt, citrus fruit and oak. The gums recover about halfway through the finish after which a warm, gentle aftertaste remains. 

  31. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really surprised by this one that was a sample from Rene. Very unexpected lemon flavours plus more pepper than anything I've tasted
    • Nose
      The first thing that hits me here is lemons! In a Talisker? The peat is still there though. Very unusual. 

             
    • Taste
      The lemon peat theme continues but the peppery explosion is greater than even in the 10! The mouthfeel is quite creamy and coating. Very nice but very unexpected.
    • Finish
      Wow that pepper really bites now! All the lemon and peat is still here.

  32. I_SPEY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Color is gold and in the nose(neat) I smell seaweed, peat, pepper, spice and ginger, very nice so far; the palate(+w) is creamy with salt, lots of pepper and oil; green apples(?); lots of pepper in the finish, salt and....pepper, eh...pepper and spice!
    Still a very nice pepper eh ...whisky!

  33. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Simply excellent!
    • Nose
      pepper, citrus, salt and peat. With water, more water and smoke
    • Taste
      citrus, ash, coffee, chocolate, cereals, peat
    • Finish
      long chocolate coffee with salt and pepper

  34. fudodachi scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Surprisingly smoky, and you can nose the alcohol. Very mellow in mouth, very good. Some smokiness, some spices, sea. Works well with oysters, shrimps, mussels and other seafood. Should work with rawpickled and smoked fish as well.

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