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Talisker '57 North'

(57%, OB, NAS, 2011*)
Average Score: 84
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Bottling Name57 North
Alcohol By Volume57%
Average Score84

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel84
Robert Karlsson85
Konstantin Grigoriadis80
Ho-cheng Yao85
Krishna Nukala87
Pit Krause82
Rich Howard85
Oliver Klimek82
Ralf Mitchell84

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood88

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonNice dry spicy fruits. A bit raspy, almost. Also hints of wild strawberries and blackcurrant. A juicy fruityness mixed in with spices. Tasty one. Dry excellent aftertaste.
Rich Howardthe nose starts immediately on a gentle smokiness, then some lemon citrus/lemon rind, and vague maritime notes of seaweed, even a little sea salt. with time, creamy vanilla notes start to work their way through, making for kind of a "lemon icing" tail on the nose. the palate is fairly brisk, smoky and salty, followed by some of those fresh lemon-y notes, and very spicy and peppery on the finish, with lingering salt. quite a sting in the nostrils after a drop of water; need to give it a minute. after that, the vegetal (seaweed) and herbal notes take center stage, with some lingering lemon icing. the palate is sweeter on the lemon icing, still a few grains of salt, and still quite peppery on the finish. summary: a salt and pepper dram with moderate peat smoke and some lemon icing. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]