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.
Talisker 57 North, the nose is 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. The palate is thick and full. Creamy manuka honey and lemon juice, notes of peppered oak and spice, a little butter perhaps and plenty of dry wood. The finish is long with black pepper and dry oak.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Talisker 57 North
Quote 1 “This 57° North is named after the northern latitude at which the distillery lies, and the alcohol strength has been cunningly set at 57% ABV to continue the theme. Now, that’s a powerful whisky and 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. It’s always interesting to see how the character of the spirit changes with the addition of water though, which means we need to try it both ways to get the full experience.
I find that the appeal of a given whisky is dependent not only on the individual experiencing it, but also on time of day, mood, setting, what else has been consumed and so on. 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!”