A Talisker 57 North on the menu today! The Talisker 57 North owes its name to the geographical latitude of the location of the distillery, one of the most distant and northern parts of the rugged landscape of the Isle of Skye. Let’s see if it lives up to its name.

This Talisker is a no age statement whisky and is bottled at 57% ABV.

Talisker 57 North tasting notes:

Nose: Campfire smoke, lemon zest, orange, a pinch of anise, soft peat and brine and some sweetness from dark chocolate and caramel.

Taste: Wow, that is punchy! Peat and smoke, lemon, dark chocolate and caramel again and in the end coffee. And peppery, very very peppery. Even with water it is still peppery.

Finish: The finish is dry and peppery, but not very long. Dark coffee or even espresso maybe. There is smoke and a feint hint of ash. With water a bit of caramel as well.

Ok, what shall I say.. It is slightly bitter in the taste and quite rough as well. I find that bitterness rather unpleasant, but I don’t like coffee at all. So it could be just my taste. If you like that bitterness and that punch than this is not a bad whisky at all. With water it becomes a little less rough.