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Talisker 57° North

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
New Map Label (2012)
Added on
22 Jan 2013 8:39 am

Average value

€ 61,56

Whisky Reviews for Talisker 57° North

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.48 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    mmh I like them indeed
    • Nose
      sehr maritim: Rauch, Salz, Meer, Gewürze,Vanille,Zitrusfrüchte
      eine Assoziation von: Hafen im Orient
    • Taste
      deutlich der stärkere Alkoholgehalt, 

      subtile Noten die Zeit benötigen zum differenzieren,
      große Würzigkeit, Salz und Meer, Orange und ein Anflug von Nelke
    • Finish
      mittel, Salzlakritze mit Würze, sehr lecker

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    must have degraded terribly - I can not understand the older notes - young broth smells of cereal, roasted flour and citrus - without charm and depth. The Alk burns bissl - even with a lot of water still far worse than the standard 10yo. Bah I'm out with Talisker from about 2009.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Strong and firm body.
    • Nose
      Full of aromas. Citrus notes, peat and smoke.
    • Taste
      Rich. Tasty with honey notes and lemon , oakwood.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste, with pepper an oakwood.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Quite drinkable
    • Nose
      Intense, lemony, smoky, nutty, honeydew
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, nutty, liquorice, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Long, warm, still rather sweet

  6. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    N: As sparkly a peat smoked whisky as ever. Fresh, clean yet a little malty. The longer you leave it the maturer it appears. Whilst being super vibrant/active, flavour molecules on offer include olives in brine, some savoury pickle, pickled onions, onion bread, paprika, pan=fried onion seeds,.. 
    T: Delivers with the same aplomb as on the nose. Similar in spirit [excuse the pun], to an Octomore style yet without the dark, thick, deep vegetal denseness. I find it to be like onion-y barley in the main with the same vegetal faithfulness as craft rum [agricole] has to the essence of sugar cane juice. 
    F: A nice array of flavours to finish. Continues Octomore-light but with an abv drive that gives it the air of matched confidence. Concludes appropriately enough as onion-y vegetal spirit, one that frequently reminds us of it’s barley roots.
    C: I thoroughly enjoyed this NAS malt as much as i did way back in the 2000’s when it was introduced through travel retail. For me this is still one of the best NAS’s around as well as one of Talisker's better expressions in their current range, NAS or otherwise. Hard to fault, but then I havent spent much time faulting it. Mainly I've been enjoying it.Scores a B

  8. mrgood scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I use the phrase "Talisker on steroids" and I'm not alone.  This is a right powerful malt, but not overly so... until the finish, which packs a wallop... at least for me.

    Quintessential Talisker pepper.  Smoke, shortbread, dark fruits, grapefruit, honey, cardboard (huh?), pine forest.   Lonnng finish, burns going down.  (I think this one is a little over my threshold because when I don't add water it gives me the bloody hiccups).

    Not the best Talisker, but not bad.  Quite a different experience than their usual range.  If you like Talisker this is a must-try.

  9. Dottore scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING: this whisky is too dry and woody for me and therefore does not fit into my shopping schedule. I find - for me unfortunately - hardly sweet fruit. It could be a jump bench. 81 points
    • Nose
      Herb and spicy. Ginger. I feel my light smoke. It opens with water and shows clear citrus notes. Bitter orange, Campari. peppermint
    • Taste
      spicy, very woody and dry. I think he saw a barrel for many years. Cinnamon and walnut. Very very astringent. Little fruit. The woody bitterness dominates extremely. Even with water dry woody. now comes out a little more vanilla sweetness. Salty maritime. A hint of smoke. With water much more pleasant. The chilli-ginger sharpness is now accompanied by sweetness.
    • Finish
      bitter and dry. The cheeks glow for a while.

  10. Lorion scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    The palate disappoints, the rest is quite good. 69 points.
    • Nose
      Light to medium smoke, spice. An interesting herbal note. I remember an Asian herb mix in my kitchen. Interesting. Full and intense. Subtle sweet, lemon zest and malt. The nose like.
    • Taste
      Seasoning, smoke and alcohol. Barely a trace of the herbs. The sweetness is almost completely gone. Mainly spicy smoke and alcoholic sharpness. Too bad.
    • Finish
      Very long, smoky and spicy. The herbal mixture comes back after a few moments.


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