Talisker 57° North takes its name from this remote, rugged and windswept distillery’s latitude. And rightly so, because this is an untamed, natural expression of the Talisker’s full power: a volcanic, intensely appealing flavour that most drinkers will have only experienced in a cask strength bottling.
"That's my boy" Big, rich and peaty, with deep fruity notes, and chilli spice"Dominic Roskrow 2011, Whisky Magazine, Issue 95, p.102
Talisker 57° North works best served in Talisker Rocks Glass, neat or with a little water.
Skye’s Island character, unleashed.
Clean and intense, with the light smoke of a struck match. Creamy toffee balanced by fruit. Hints of seaweed, heather blossom and vanilla.
Explosive, intense and smoky.
Sweet, with smoke and tar exploding around the middle - evoking the raw volcanic power which formed Skye’s famous Black Cuillin mountains.
Oily, tingling with the signature pepperiness. Smoother with water.
Make: Talisker 57° North
Strength: 57.0% ABV
Place of Origin: Isle of Skye
in brief… All of Talisker’s full-on vigour, with the promise of wisdom to come.
in a sentence… A classic, intense Talisker that’s like looking out to sea with a storm brewing, and which becomes deeper and more approachable when water is added.
Very clean and intense, with light smoke soon appearing. Creamy toffee, with pronounced fruit acidity. Hints of edible seaweed, heather blossom and a calming influence of vanilla that balances the crisp attack. Chalky and minty. In time, chocolate, then salt. The chocolate becomes slightly nuttier: like praline. Water tempers the attack and brings out a slightly oily note. Initially there's a firework/struck match edge, then more seaweed, as if you’re at the high water mark on a sandy beach. Sweet yet salty, with a savoury sharpness.
Tart fruit, sweet to start, with smoke and tar abruptly exploding around the middle of the mouth. Sweet-centred, a little like liqueur chocolate, yet tempered by a savoury edge that stops things becoming too polite. Water deepens the effect and smoothes out the abrupt shift between sweet and smoke. Mouth filling, silky and complex.
2010 - 2011
2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
"Rich and big on the nose, very welcoming, reminds me of a winter fire near the sea. Full of life, bursting with flavours: fruity, salty. Bonfires!"
Sukhinder Singh 2011, Whisky Magazine, Issue 95, p.102
"The polar opposite to Talisker 18. Rugged and warming."
Dave Broom 2008, Whisky Magazine, Issue 69
"The palate does not show as much complexity as the nose and finish. But a rich interesting character."
Martine Nouet 2008, Whisky Magazine, Issue 69