Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Insider knowledge: Talisker 57° North whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Talisker 57° North whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
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.
absolute of a beaut
one to try before you die
get it on the bucket list NOW!
6th March 2014
Too bad I cant ever find it in any Bar in this city (adelaide, SA, Oz). simply perfect (at its Value)..
21st February 2014
If you like Talisker, and If you like cask or near cask strength, this is simply amazing. Since I first tried Talisker, I've always proclaimed to my friends that Talisker is the most dangerous liquid on the planet. The 57 deg North is the MOST dangerous of all that I have tried (10yr, 18 yr, Port Ruighe, Distiller's 2001, bttl'd 2012.
28th January 2014
One of the best Taliskers out there.
26th January 2014
7th January 2014
I just bought a bottle from Lavinia in Paris, just got home and my first impression is WOW. At the store i was conflicted between buying Lagavulin vs Ron Zacapa rum vs this Talisker and im happy the whisky expert in the store recommended this one.
Incredible intense smokey flavor, combined with 57% alcohol ensures a flavor bomb that seems to go on and on and ...
And all of this at only 60€ (bought online) rank it at the top of my "bang for my buck" list!
28th November 2013
Best Talisker I've had so far, beautiful finish that lingers and lingers
17th October 2013
One of my favorites always . Incredibly long finish . Must buy !
14th September 2013
... forgot the rating...
10th September 2013
taste is always personal but some do not have taste at all... beautiful highclass stuff.
I love a good, strong oak/smoky/peat/pepper scotch. It needs to be bold and have a great finish. This is right up there. On a review recommendation I gave this one a shot :-) and bought a litre to boot. If you like the Laphroiag Quarter Cask you'll enjoy this one, too.
22nd January 2013
A buddy of mine gave me his last glass of this stuff and it was the best scotch I ever had. Unfortunately while looking for my cigar lighter I accidentally kicked the glass into the fire which erupted in a blaze of awesomeness that lit up my back yard. Regardless even though cut short it was very good and I highly recommend.
8th December 2012
I was fortunate enough to pick up a bottle of this for £42.50 (£20 under the rrp, wahoo!).
Cracking malt this, absolutely a Talisker, so you know what you are getting. Thick mouthfeel with a sweetness in there somewhere and dairy (think cream/butter). Pepper kick on the back and nice long finish, a very well balanced dram. Worth it at full price, let alone the bargin I picked this up for. Would buy again.
19th November 2012
This is as good as the Talisker 10 in my opinion - despite the strength, it's actually gentler on the nose when sampled neat, but it becomes a peaty bruiser with a touch of water. It's a bit like getting 2 whiskies for the price of 1.
22nd June 2012
I wouldn't go so far as to use the internet to insult someone's intellect but it is definitely better than 1 1/2. With one or drops of water, it has an extremely bold, complex, daring flavour and a most pleasing length which allows the different tastes to develop on the pallet. Worth getting & a favorite of mine.
6th February 2012
Whoever rated this 1 1/2 stars is a moron.
This is one of the finest malts to come in at a very reasonable price point I've tasted.
17th December 2011
More soft and round than usual, but still good :-)
12th April 2011