Talisker 57 North
Added on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:44 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.00 % Region: Island
  Price: $80 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes

A big fruity tali with lots of peaches, lemon tea, peppers and spicy smoked meat finish. A full and very aggressive talisker


Blind retaste:

Much of the same above but I got more floral aspects in the blind tasting with a bit of grape fruit skins on the finish. B+/B


n:  Fruit orchard.  There's a lot of floral stuff going on. 


p:  Shazzam!  Condensed peaches with a sort of generic citrus tang.  Jolly rancher.   Hint of salted earth.  The finish sticks decently but I can't get over how I feel I'm still breathing scotch afterwards.


I think its lack of complexity keeps it from the A range, but seriously, bravo to Talisker.  This is a DEAL at $80 shipped from Europe.


Talisker... the United States wants some.


Easy B+


Retasted Blind -January 2012


n: Flowers and pencil sharpener shavings.


p: Chewy.  Floral and greens.  Musty firewood.  The organic malt.


B/B+   B+


Nose:  Light campfire smoke.

Palate:  Sweet and smoky with bay leaves, then a bit of soap.

Finish:  Perfume, soap and smoke.


Straightforward and nicely done.


N: Slightly buttery in a way that reminds me of some Broras ('77 especially); gentle peat. Reasonably strong on the nose. Light hay, mildly sooty. Malty and mildly musty. Some slight fruitiness in the far off distance, maybe a bit of pineapple? Water brings the fruit somewhat closer to the forefront.


P: Quite warm, good, rich peat smoke, slightly buttery, lightly malty underneath. Fruity in the background. Spicy - almost a chili oil quality. With water it's more malty, less overtly peaty but faintly rubbery.


F: Hot! Peat and smoke, malt. Spicy with the chili oil again. Faintly ashy, ever so slightly rubbery.


This one is big and bold. Water tames it a bit; it's almost too big otherwise. One to warm up with on a cold night. The high heat on the palate doesn't sit right for me and keeps this just off B+. Personal choice there.


Nice, moderately sweet, and sharp. Peaty smoke flavors and lemon-pepper. Salty ocean notes in the finish, with some unfortunate soapy stuff. Uncomplex but tasty.  B/B+ 

n: Quite briney, smoked seaweed, salt lick, leather, and a hint of vanilla. Great nose on this that has a nice citrus fruit note.

t: Strong grey sea salt, quite floral, smoked leather, dense and thick.

This is a big and bold Talisker and one of my favourites from this great distillery!


Talisker "Skye Flight Night" (Feb 12, 2012 Partio) [B+.]

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