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Overall rating
85.46/100
votes
600
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Map Label (2012)
Barcode
5000281024325
Added on
22 Jan 2013 8:28 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 64,67

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 57° North

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 87 points 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

    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

  3. ballunder scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Of the many Talisker expressions I have sampled, this is one of my favorites. Sea salt and brine. Musky. Tart, acidic, fruity. Slightly metallic. Big spice finish...for those searching for the signature Talisker chilli-catch of old, IMO, Tally 57 comes close.

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Spray and iodine. It whips your face. Austere and mineral peat. Coarse salt. We are at the top of a cliff. Down below, a black and tormented sea. The waves come crashing down on the breakers, the foam splashes. In the background, heather, a sprig of vanilla. Some spices.
    With the addition of water, it softens and balances. A hint of anise.
    In the mouth, it's a little alcoholic and metallic. The herbs rise, invade the mouth, then a good finish that mixes pepper, iodized freshness, vanilla, parsley and a slight bitterness.
    The perfect whisky for the heart of winter, when it is dark at 17:40 and that sleet cracks against the glass outside.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Straight, slightly maritime, orange peel, peat & salt. Very strong. Delicious Talisker.

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky in the style of Talisker, everything with him - and the density, and the relative complexity, and the depth of Coy-what is.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, ash, lemon zest, mineral notes, leather goods, unfired earthenware, grain, sweet creamy tones.
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, oak, astringency and bitterness of young bark, tobacco leaf, cocoa, nuts, ash notes, pepper wave, salt.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, grain, black pepper, sweet creamy notes, lemon peel in tea, light smoky-peat shades, mountain ash, chocolate.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  10. 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

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