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Talisker 57º North

Maple Smoked Bacon

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IReview by @IanABS94

27th May 2013


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This is my first review so go easy

While nosing this whisky I instantly get the peat and smoke that defines Talisker. Right off that I get a slight sweet scent infused with the smoke. It instantly reminds me of maple syrup mixed with ginger. There is definitely a briny tinge to it, which reminds me of the Atlantic during a storm.

The palate is somewhat sweet on the tongue as you roll it around. After a couple seconds it opens up and the pepper, black and cayenne, hit your mouth in a turncoat flavour. The finish is as expected from a Talisker; it's smoky and leaves the mouth with a nice tingle.

I bought this at Duty Free and I wish I could get it domestically. It's a strong but phenomenal product which should be brought out during a chilly rainy night.

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IanABS94 commented

Title seems wrong, it was my initial thoughts and I had nowhere else to write it down at the moment. Beginner's mistake!

9 years ago 0

Pudge72 commented

You can now get it in Ontario, though at $175, it's a ridiculous price. Enjoy the larger bottle, and very nice price, from the duty free while you can. Stock up if you've got the funds.

9 years ago 0

IanABS94 commented

I just noticed it at the Ottawa LCBO the other day actually and was blown away by the price. It's certainly not something I can afford. It's quality but not worth $200.

9 years ago 0

YakLord commented

Certainly not worth the $175 that they're asking for...but maple smoked bacon works as the title. The LCBO's pricing of Cask Strength whiskies is a bit odd, as there are quality, aged cask strengths available for less than half of what they want for the 57' North.

As much as I want a bottle of this to replace the 200ml bottle that came as part of the Talisker Collection (now mysteriously vanished from the LCBO's shelves), I'll be picking it up elsewhere.

9 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

How old is this? I have a Talisker 18 that I bought for $70 in Phoenix AZ. I wish I had bought more bottles at that price!

9 years ago 0

IanABS94 commented

There is no stated age on the bottle which is a shame.

9 years ago 0

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