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Oak Cask
57.0 % Vol.
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€ 96.65

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 57° North

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points

  1. 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-

  2. 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

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. tribe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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 Expert Senior

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

  7. Gertjantje scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    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.


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