Talisker 57' North70cl / 57%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
A distillery-bottled cask strength Talisker, 57' North is deceptively smooth for a whisky at this strength, but still a muscular presence on the palate, with the pepper and chilli Talisker hallmarks very much in evidence. Picked up the top prize in its category (Best Island No Age) at the World Whisky Awards 2012.
- Black Pepper
Talisker 57' North Reviews
29 Customer Reviews
A powerful (57% ABV) and bold but, deceptively smooth and very enjoyable whiskey. The tasting notes says it starts out sweet and explodes on the palate with smoke and pepper. And yes it does explode with a long finish. A very good no age statement expression of Talisker, I''m going to need another bottle to take home!
Finally, in Canada - for triple the quids...
Big and powerful but classic Talisker. The smoke on this is superb. Clearly a step up from the very good 10yo version.
Delicious with Diet Irn Bru. Don't knock it till you've tried it. Sensational.
Possibly the most complex Talisker I've encountered. Classic nose- tar, seaweed, a creosoted fence on a hot July day, lemon juice squeezed over fresh oysters, an old plastic fish crate washed up on a Hebridean beach. On the palate- more smoke mingles with honey, vanilla and pepper before the big spicy explosion leads to a long finish. The delicious fumes drift back up your throat to your nose. Stupendous, world class whisky. You won't regret buying this one.
I'm ready to go back and pick up a few more bottles.
Just having a dram of this after having first had a(Talisker) 10yro, an 18yro, and an 07 release 25yro.This one can hold its head high in that lofty company. Highly recomended and will always have a place in my collection.A perfect finish to a little trip to the Isle of Skye! Enjoy!
The only thing this whisky needs is a glass to put it in!
I agree with some of the other reviewers - this is a great whisky. It bears the unmistakable distillery hallmarks and is very smooth for a 57% peated whisky (in a good way). Perhaps a bit sweeter and not as peppery as the 10 YO but equally good in a slightly different hue. Mood alone determines whether I prefer the 10 YO or 57 North. I prefer both to the 18 YO and Distiller's Edition but still rank those versions as some of my favourite whiskies.
Have just reviewed this and thoroughly enjoyed. Different to the 10 year old, unmistakably Talisker and a power house at cask strength. I will definately return to this bottling again, but I have to move on to others to try!