Talisker 57° North + Free Bottle Flask70cl / 57%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
Talisker 57° North + Free Bottle Flask Reviews
Producer's Tasting Notes
Appearance: Full gold.
Nose: Clean and intense, with light smoke like a struck match. Creamy toffee balanced by fruit. Hints of seaweed, heather blossom and vanilla.
Body: Explosive, intense and smokey.
Palate: Sweet to start with smoke and tar exploding around the middle. At full strength, an explosion that evokes the raw volcanic power that formed Skye’s famous Black Cuillin mountains.
Finish: Tingling with the signature pepperiness.
8 Customer Reviews
Magnificent. Only beat IMHO by some of the ardbegs. Add water and it''s not much different from the 10 yr old. Neat it''s wonderful. Talisker concentrate!
The ONLY affordable cask-strength Talisker used to dilute my older bottles. Super yummy.
An outstanding malt which opens up with a small drop of water to release some fantastic flavours
'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-
I am now on my 2nd bottle, and rate this as the best malt under £100
Very, very, very good ! It takes water well, but don't drown it. ( i actually use this 57 to dilute 50:50 my Tali-18 ).
@Iain: the plastic bit just below the cups unscrews.
Anyone know how to open the flask to get at the bottle and contents?