Talisker 57 North
Talisker 57 North, a cask strength bottling from the Talisker distillery. This was named for the Isle of Skye sits on the line of latitude 57 Degrees North.
Nose: Quite pungent and full. With hints of sour citrus develop with rich peat smoke; Peppered oak, sea spray pounding stones and a little kelp.
Palate: It’s thick and full on the palate. With creamy manuka honey and lemon juice, peppered oak and spice. Moreover, with a little butter perhaps and plenty of dry wood notes.
Finish: Long with black pepper and dry oak.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Talisker 57 North
Quote 1 “The alcohol strength has been cunningly set at 57% ABV to continue the theme. Now, that’s a powerful whisky. Though it may be much to the chagrin of Jim Murray. I’ll normally have a few drops of water with a cask-strength dram. Because it’s always interesting to see how the character of the spirit changes with the help of water. That is to say, we need to try it both ways to get the full experience.
Quote 2 “I find the appeal of a whisky depends not only on the individual experience, but also on time of day, mood, setting, what else has been consumed etc. But if you’re a fan of the “Islands” style, this is an exceptional single malt. For those occasions where I feel like a smoky whisky without wanting the extremes of an Islay, this Talisker will fit the bill very nicely. I’m very glad the duty-free edition is a whole litre!”
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