Talisker 57° North

Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
981
Whiskybase ID
WB39672
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Made by the Sea
Bottled
2012
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
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Label
New Map Label (2012)
Barcode
5000281024325
Added on
22 jan 2013 8:28 am
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Average value

€ 166.23

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Whisky reviews for Talisker 57° North

85 users have left 91 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.60 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    It's a bit too harsh for me when starting and the burning bothered me a bit. I don't think it's bad and the bottle has been open since around 2012 (tasted in 2020), but I don't know how it may have changed since then. In any case, it's okay for me and takes away the "stress" when my bottles are open longer than the "recommended" times everywhere. He's not a repeat purchase candidate for me but it was nice to have tried him in the knowledge of the long opening.
    • Nose
      I have a light, subtle smoky note, sweet and with an alcoholic sharpness. This sharpness diminishes over time, giving space to ethereal notes. I have to think of mountain pine sauna infusion. Then I have coffee and floral notes like big old and wilted flowers.
    • Taste
      Mentholic, spicy and soapy aromas. In addition quite dry and it unfolds its astringent effect. I find it to be alcoholic sweet and have large wilted flowers again. I have to look for the subtle smoke from my nose, it is only available homeopathically, if at all. I find malt and oak and a hint of tobacco.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and sharp. My tongue is burning and my mouth is dry and I can't deny an astringent effect. This is softened by sweetish flowers and a light tobacco note and at the end a slightly metallic taste remains.

  2. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Personally, this Talisker didn't excite me and I preferred the Neist Point more.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Large body sensations from the frequency, bold fruity, spice, sea wind and salty, orange peel, smoke

  5. DistiLesha scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Seems pretty young and immature. Although I almost did not meet unpleasant notes, this whisky does not give many impressions.
    N:20 T:22 F:20 B:20
    • Nose
      Fresh wet malt aroma, lemon tart, citrus caramel, lime peel
    • Taste
      Burnt straw, bitter raw cocoa beans, sweetness 5 out of 10, quite harsh in alcohol, salty sea water, algae, lots of sour citrus notes (lime, lemon, unripe grapefruit), quite alcoholic and peppery, slight menthol tongue numbness and menthol shock.
    • Finish
      Alcoholic, lots of oak tannins

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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.

  8. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I resisted trying the 57N for a long time, but now I dared and it turned out as expected. Find it extremely irrelevant - 01/05/2021
    • Nose
      83 83
      Maritime salt note is accompanied by a delicate peppery note of smoke, citrus aromas, orange, after a while the lemon becomes a toilet stone, vanilla, burnt caramel
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, caramel, intense spiciness, salt crust, the alcohol content is barely noticeable, no heat, just a little pepper
    • Finish
      81 81
      Creamy, sticky, orange oil, essential, black pepper, barrel flavor

  9. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. bikenerd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice for the original price of about 60€ and clearly a step up from the 10 or DE but never worth north of 100€!

  12. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Comet67 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Don Cassi scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the 10, much more closed and paler. The nose is musty, and there is also an unpleasant alcoholic biting in the mouth. With water it gets a little better and approaches 10, but adds an unpleasant bitterness.
    Length: 6/10

    I'm not an advocate of the 10, but this one doesn't meet my taste at all.

    Grade: 3+

  15. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Talisker at basically cask strength (definition of cs prevents it from being called such), what could go wrong? And indeed this one is bold, powerful, and can be lots of fun, especially if you get a good batch. My first, when it was released in 2008 was flavor/quality-wise weaker than the 10 and the 57 N is def. a mix of younger juice. Too bad this is no 10 yo at 57.1% abv. which would be a real cracker and - if priced fairly - my new favorite standard for sure. All in all still a pretty impressive dram, but buy on sale in 1 liter bottle to get the most out of the deal and don't be dissappointed, if it does not quite reach the 10 yo benchmark @ cs.

  16. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, elegant and powerful bottling.
    Hopefully Talisker can keep this quality for many years to come.
    The bottle can actually take it half full for a few years. It tends to make it even better. In my experience, this is also typical for Talikser that the bottlings only really crank up their taste and become round when you have emptied half the bottle and you were allowed to breathe properly.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very pleasant, elegant and maritime-looking smoke.
      Vanilla, oak seasoning, salt, sea buckthorn, honey, orange, melon.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Diluted to 50%. Powerful start. Pleasant sweet and sour notes alternate. Lemon balm, blood orange, honey, mint. Very refreshing mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish. Orange, melon, vanilla and oak seasoning remain.

  17. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Hmmm. I won't be with that. There are better ones for me.
    water should be used sparingly, it doesn't really make it any better
    • Nose
      light sherry ?, sweet, dark malt, pepper, red berries, rotten wood
      with water: sweet, young malt, earthy, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Oak, spicy, weak leather, ham, smoke
      with water: softer, malt, more pepper, milk chocolate, wood smell in carpentry (a mix)
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak, spicy, minimal smoke
      with water: warm, tart, espresso / coffee, orange, ChilliCatch, astringent

  18. DrunkDude scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Savory, peated, slight fruity flavors like little apple, and little hints of berries. Seaweeds, hints of metallic flavors. 83
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very salty and very savory, but umami. 84
    • Finish
      85 85
      Strong herbal sweetness, coffee beans. 85

  19. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tried for the 2nd time on June 27th, 2020
    • Nose
      Warm smoke, menthol, honey, grain, grass, apple, some earth, herb candy, ash, whole light vanilla, minimally maritime
    • Taste
      Apple, herb candy, herb honey, lemon, lime, grapefruit, apple peel, white coffee, pepper, very minimal ash

  20. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tried on March 2nd, 2020
    • Nose
      Wood, lemon, herb candy, a little honey, a little warm smoke
    • Taste
      Honey, minimal apple, lemon, chilli, smoke, ash

  21. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I needed something to warm up with him. The bottle has been open for many years. Now I really like it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Oak wood - creamy, with green notes. Toffee. Grass. Salty sea breeze and very light peat. Malt sugar. Dark chocolate. After longer standing, prunes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      First a sharp start. Caramel. Fishy-algae, mussels. Shoe polish and motor oil - but rather subtle. Then develops in the direction of ginger wort and allspice towards black pepper. Then peat again. From sip to sip it becomes more acidic (citrus), which fits well.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Herb-peppery. Young wood, charcoal. High-proof bitter chocolate. Lemon juice (looks somewhat artificial). Sea spray.

  22. JoshNRW scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Amazingly mild for the percentages for a NAS. Sweetness, vanilla, light ham smoke, somewhat reminiscent of an Ardbeg, this saltiness is more present than the typical pepperiness that a Talisker normally has.
    • Taste
      More bitterness, bacon smoke, good, but a bit too dull overall. Well balanced, but not as diverse or complex.

  23. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    At the front I have to say that I always dilute every whisky to 48-49% first, smell it, taste it and then pure.
    Then I experiment with water, sometimes a drop here, sometimes 2 drops there.
    What I find great about Talisker is that the peppery hotness is always exactly the same. No matter whether with 48% or with 57%.
    This whisky is easy to drink in bottled starch.
    • Nose
      maritime; light fruit; sweet malt; delicate orange; Pear, smoke
    • Taste
      light fruit; salty maritime, intense smoke; sweet malt and citrus at the same time; some heather; Smoke becomes cool smoke, ash, typical peppery Talisker pungency; another delicate pear
    • Finish
      Ash; Mouth becomes drier; always sweet notes

  24. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  25. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cold smoke, ash, menthol, citrus, apple, pear, some earth, maritime, some wood
    • Taste
      Honey, very light apple, light grapefruit, pepper

  26. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  27. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. ballunder scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    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.

  30. 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.

  31. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sea spray and iodine. It hits you in the face. An austere and mineral peat. Coarse salt. We are at the top of a cliff. Below, a black and tormented sea. The waves crash against the breakers, the foam splashes. In the background, heather, a touch of vanilla. Some spices. With the addition of water, it softens and balances out. A hint of anise. On the palate, it is a bit alcoholic and metallic. The herbs rise, invade the mouth, then a good finish where pepper, iodized freshness, vanilla, parsley and a slight bitterness mingle. The perfect whisky for the heart of winter, when it's dark at 5:40 p.m. and sleet crackles against the glass outside.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/06/talisker-57-north.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

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

  37. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

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

  38. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  39. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/bottle-polishing-3-by-3-part-2/

    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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  44. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Slightly young, but it has an enjoyable intensity. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than the 10, but the form is as long as the 10. The stronger smoked meat taste compared to the 10 made this one an interesting take on the theme. 
    • Nose
      Citrus and malt, honeyed floral and citrus oil, and a touch of acetone. 
    • Taste
      Meaty smokiness, dried smoked bananas, oak tannins, and a touch of chili oil.
    • Finish
      Salty sea breeze and a touch of iodine and mineral earthiness. 

  45. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/talisker-57-north-ob-ca-2012/

  46. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  47. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the nose a lot of yellow fruit, plums, sweet, a fine seabreeze, on the palate the Talisker pepper arrives nicely, some smoke, some more salt, a lot of oak, malty sweetness, really nice finish, well balanced. Does not need any water
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  48. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  49. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Peatier than the 10yo OB in the glass next to it. More straightforward and youthful, but the sea salt and pepper that mark a Talisker are around. There is some oak of the plankish sort. I feel the nose loses some of its definition with water, but the palate and body come nicely together at one or two teaspoons. With water out comes some gunpowder as well. The taste is peaty and honeyed but slightly hollow. In the finish the youth shows again, as peat lingers and sinks into my tongue and gums, but otherwise there is very little action apart from slight oiliness and a faint taste of sand. Let me guess, this is 5,7 years old? 

    Tasted next to OB 10yo (87pts) and 2003 Distillers Edition (85). A big up to whomever had the good idea to make a 3x20cl pack of these malts. I'm at a stage in this hobby where I no longer care to buy full bottles of most entry level OBs (there's only so much time for whisky, and so _much_ whisky around), so these little bottles are much appreciated as I can still keep tabs with what's going on at that price range without having to stock much more whisky than I can or want to drink. Hey Laphroaig, make a tri-pack of 10yo, QC and Cask Str.!

  50. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  51. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  52. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  53. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  54. A Dream of Sea did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    with water: Adding water to this malt takes it to a more smoky taste. The initial taste gets more sweet but then a bitter notes arrives. More bitterness in the finish as well. I recommend drinking it neat!

    Overall/Final Thoughts: I'm glad to have picked this one as my companion for the day. I haven't payed much attention to Talisker in the last years, but that is going to change now. This one is truly "Made by the Sea". There is a rough side: untamed, stormy, strong flavours, a big malt. But on there are soft notes as well. It is a suprisingly mild malt at 57% ABV, I don't mind drinking it at the original strength. Briefly summarized: A dream (and dram) of sea!Final Score: 6/7 (Overall a great dram. There is a wonderful development going on from the start to finish. You can spend a lot of time with this one, there is a lot happening. The price is fair as well.)

    For more reviews visit: adreamofsea.blogspot.de
    • Nose
      Sweet Smoke, a slight fruity note, "meaty", salty and licorice. I like it! 
    • Taste
      Full-bodied and surprisingly mild. Fruits and overall sweet. Alcohol is barely noticeable. A smoky note develops with time. Spicy and the well known "chili catch" follow at the end. A great development.
    • Finish
      Dry with more smoke. The smoke is quite "dry" as well. Reminds me of a fireside at the beach. Lot's of sea-y notes. Salty again. Bitterness and really long.

  55. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nutty, peat, brine.
    • Taste
      Oily. Sweet, savory, peat.
    • Finish
      Peppery, malt.

  56. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The cayenne peppery sweet wood smoked one made by the sea!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet salted coastal smoke. Black pepper, some lemon, vanilla way in the back, with water more citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Sweet, spices, salt, cayenne pepper, oak (a very define character), some nuts, sweet smoke. 
    • Finish
      Very Long. Peppery, sweet smoke, sour fruits and vanilla.

  57. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  58. HW74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  59. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Top NAS, under 60 Euro probably. one of the top 3 NAS ever, both Storm and Dark Storm clearly superior and surprisingly drinkable for 57 °, was not even trying to take the water!
    • Nose
      Locked, perfume, grapefruit, pepper, ginger, orange peel, maritime, pine forest after some time
    • Taste
      Pepper, pure power, aromatic, orange & grapefruit, salt, fresh coastal air and coniferous trees, herbs, cough syrup notes
    • Finish
      Hopfig, pepper, stay a little fruit peel

  60. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  61. bob92 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    I get a strong sweetness/sherry note in this that I don't see mentioned in other reviews.  Quite interesting and nice paired with the Talisker smoke.  Too bad this doesn't seem to be available in the US, as I would happily keep a bottle on hand (if I could find it under ~$65, anyway).

  62. Zumbar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  63. vojt466 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Parááááda
    • Nose
      Peepe and peat, sea salinity and blurred sweetness, I feel lemon in the background - I like this
    • Taste
      Peeeeeepr and also beautifully sweet - dried fruit (raisins, momentum to rum), almond / nuts, vanilla, peat background, but only slightly. Pepper rules
    • Finish
      ro peppery, with sparkling alcohol and dense sweets (apricots, nuts). Somewhere in the background is peat and woodiness - quite long

  64. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light smoke. Overripe bright fruits, some wood glue, exotic spices.
    • Taste
      Bright fruits, sweet and sour sauce. Some honey and almonds.

  65. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A fine Talisker that needs little or almost no water. The fruity and fine smoky nose is great, the North burns a true fireworks taste. Lovely I like it.
    • Nose
      Subtle smoke and sweet fruit rises from the glass. The sweet and intense fruit dominates the nose, a touch of vanilla and a pinch of salt is added. A pinch of sea air and again spicy sweetness lie over the fruit. The alcohol starts to bite slightly in the nose.
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy wood and a good pinch of salt dominate the first impression. A sweet sip of honey with salty pepper flows oily through the mouth and ends in bitter and nutty wood notes. The alcohol fires a peppery and salty fireworks in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The finish again burns a firework of pepper and salt. Light fruit flavors mingle with bitter wood. A subtle smoke is above the finish. The finish exudes a sharp but pleasant mouthfeel for a long time.

  66. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a nice malt of the island even if NAS and with color; the percentages are good for him; With water the malt opens and then he likes me better
    • Nose
      beautiful smoke along with light fruits and oak; the 57% are easily noticeable; he has a very beautiful, unadorned sweetness; maritime and salty; Over time, the alcohol evaporates and it gets a little sweeter
    • Taste
      nice oily; first briefly bitter and then it is sweet; Smoke comes to it; getting slightly dry; again bright fruits; a little honey
    • Finish
      medium; nice smoke; very spicy; getting slightly dry;

  67. NamorX68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose and mouth are delicious. The 57% Vol. One does not notice, even without water to drink well.
    • Nose
      sweet, bright fruits, with pleasant smoke and maritime notes like salt and sea, some vanilla and honey.
    • Taste
      sweet and fruity, pepper, orngen, smoke, ham
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy, salty

  68. pelle86 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  69. Murxus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I hope when the day comes I won´t get a CoI anymore then I can fall back on this Talisker. Much salty and smoky (for a Talisker) new make but intriguing beautyful and very very drinkable. 88 pts.

    2nd: My first impressions were likely too emphoric, directly compared to the 18yo Talisker there is no doubt about who is the winner. Down to 86 pts.

  70. Laga93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  71. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This whisky smells quite pleasant, but comes in at the first nip then hard inside with a sharp taste, restores some in the body by the sweeter undertone (in addition to the predominantly sharper pepper), but in the finish remains especially sharp.
    In itself I can amuse myself with it, but too little balance and too much sharpness to really enjoy it.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  72. Dre73 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I miss the balance in this whisky, powerful and sharp, peppery, but has too few refined flavors to make it a surprising and tasty whole.
    • Nose
      Salty, sweet, honey
    • Taste
      Sharp, pepper, spices. Very light smoky, but also sweet, vanilla in the background
    • Finish
      Mid-long, again very sharp, peppery. Light peat, salty.

  73. Kostya scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    (a
    sample) probably not too old, but a decent whisky with a prominent smokiness
    • Nose
      (neat) smoke,
      confectionary, slightly peaty, red apple peel, vanilla, butter
      (water) now smoke is in a
      background, more fruits come out, sweet and creamy, some ash and peat
    • Taste
      (neat) pat, sweet
      and sour, astringent, some fruits
      (water) sourer and drier, peat,
      nutmeg, a very pleasant bitterness in development, plum, quite a complex nose
    • Finish
      medium
      long, dry and bitter, some vanilla

  74. Landryn scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  76. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good stuff but I preferred the 10. If you want a more restrained Talisker than the 10 year, get this one.
    • Nose
      More restrained than the 10 year, the peat and pepper are quite restrained and there is some fruit in there but I cannot be specific.
    • Taste
      Powerful, the peat hits you first and then some toffee, fruity sweetness, caramel and some bitter apple.
    • Finish
      Long, warming and pretty sweet

  77. Maczet scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  78. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    If the regular Talisker 10 is a brawler of a whisky, this is a trained boxer. 
    • Nose
      Seaside, but not the ocean spray and seaweed, this is a harbour full of fish markets and greasy boat shops. Still some salt and mineral peat. Bit of earth. Some hard leather. Salty toffee. Camphor. Some dry grassy herbal notes. With water a bit of marmite and barbequed meat turns up. Also some citrus. 
    • Taste
      Delightfully thick. Sweet toffee. Salty biscuits. Motor oil. Liquorice. Fennel. Anise. Oranges. Nutty notes. With water salt becomes very prominent along with oily and woody notes. 
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Clean smoke. Salt. Very dry wood notes. 

  79. C.H.M. scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Terrific. Complex, multi-layered, strong and strong.

  80. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  81. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose rather closed and meaty, oak, honey, beach in the rain. Powerful and oily palate, intense black pepper, peat and smoke, Scotch Mist and very clear suspended matter. Long and powerful finish on a mixture of honey and black pepper. Very good.

  82. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  83. Titi94 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Very pungent and full. Notes of sour citrus develop with rich peat smoke. Hints of peppered oak and notes sea spray pounding stones and a little kelp.Palate: Thick and full. Creamy manuka honey and lemon juice, notes of peppered oak and spice, a little butter perhaps and plenty of dry wood.Finish: Long with black pepper and dry oak.Comment: Liquid Gold Award 2014 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.

  84. harriedv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  85. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  86. Bishlouk scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Alcohol is too present, unbalanced. There are many other high-end whiskys that do not catch as much, but this one is close to the fire. The flavors are obviously swept by this alcohol. Only pepper and smoke can be shown, but also too dominant (which is not surprising, to deal with this invasive alcohol). No subtlety, therefore. A bourrin whisky, which decapses. Clearly not a whisky to consider if you want to learn this drink (it would be disgusting). On the other hand, it should please those who like the most basic hardiness and the alcohol present.
    • Nose
      Hula! Directly, it stings the nose, I have to move my nostrils away from the glass. Alcohol is very present, just flanked by a marine smoke. A bit of salt malt is trying to appear between the spirals of alcohol.
    • Taste
      The entry of mouth is first, for 2 seconds and against all odds, sweet on caramelized malt. And then all fart in the mouth at once: the alcohol burns, the pepper bites. Quick, water to extinguish this fire! The taste buds are roasted, help!
    • Finish
      After swallowing (and burning my throat in passing), a smoke dryness settles. Peppery tingling lingers on the tongue, and a slight woody bitterness is felt in the cheeks.

  87. Taita scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky, despite 57% very drinkable without waterWater releases more nose, but accentuates the leathery finish. 
    • Nose
      Peat, honey, pear, oily, syrup, oranges leather
    • Taste
      Peat, oranges, oily, pine harsh, honey, marmelade, syrup, pepper
    • Finish
      peat, oranges, leather, 

  88. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another great Talisker. 

    (Rating interval 85-88)
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour on the nose, peat smoke, salt and pepper. There is some syrup playing in the background, barbecue as well.
    • Taste
      Powerful delivery, sweet and substantial. Barley sugar, overripe banana, sea salt, creamy with bitter chocolate. Excellent texture. Becomes more smoky and peppery after water as the saltiness decline.
    • Finish
      A long finish with maritime elements. Sweet, dark roasted coffee beans. Menthol is in the finish but not as clear as in the 10 yo.

  89. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points 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]…. oily charred peat.
    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, dusky oily peat, wood 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 and spearmint!
    C: Its not overly complex, 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. This got better and better as the  bottle went down.

    Scores an A-

  90. 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

  91. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, malt and oak. Apples and pears.
    • Taste
      Full-bodied. In the beginning short fruity and slightly oily. Then comes seasoning and pepper and not too little. Light smoke.
    • Finish
      Long spicy and peppery. Finally slightly dry.

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