Talisker 57 Degrees North. Named as such because of the distillery's coordinates. Also bottled at 57%. Cool marketing that I don't mind because of the symbolism to the distillery. Bottle has been opened for a week and is 50% full. Yes we've been drinking it that fast...
Nose: Sea salt, smoke, seaweed, and pickles. Also a nagging cleaning agent that I can't get past. Like clorox or something.
Palate: Nice! A blast of flavours. White pepper, salted smokey pickles, hickory bbq sauce, spicey oak that is balanced with a sweetness of overly ripe oranges.
Finish: Medium-long with smoke and salted pickle.
Overall: Aside from the weird cleaning agent in the nose, this is a delightful whisky. Strong, similar notes to the 10yo. This is big boy Talisker. I tried with water but it just dulled the flavors and made it slightly sweeter. Better without it.