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The official Dram Association review of

Talisker - 57° North

"I'll Take My Breakfast In The Herb Garden"

The official Dram Association review of

Talisker - 57° North

"I'll Take My Breakfast In The Herb Garden"

Dram Code: T216
Producer: Talisker
Bottler: Official Bottling
Region: The Islands

Whisky Type: Single Malt
Cask Type: Refill American Oak
Age: Not Stated
ABV: 57%

Release: Standard
Price: $202.52 (at time of review)

Dram Code: T216
Producer: Talisker
Bottler: Official Bottling
Region: The Islands
Whisky Type: Single Malt
Cask Type: Refill American Oak
Age: Not Stated
ABV: 57%
Release: Standard
Price: $202.52 (at time of review)

94.77/100

Flavour Profile:
Malty & Dry

Visual: 4.74 /5
Aroma: 23.83 /25

Taste: 38.14 /40
Finish: 28.06 /30

94.77/100

Flavour Profile: Malty & Dry

Visual: 4.74 /5 Aroma: 23.83 /25
Taste: 38.14 /40 Finish: 28.06 /30

Malt vs Malt – Overproof

This whisky was featured as a part of the two “Malt vs Malt” Blind tastings. It reached the finals on both occasions! You can see the results of both sessions below!

 

 

 

 

Group Tasting Notes

The following were tasting notes volunteered by those in attendance. The dram nickname was also chosen by the attendees.

Salty peaches, white grapes, romano cheese, marmite, soy sauce, thyme, mint, pancakes, peameal bacon, hi-chew, smoked pork.

by | Nov 29, 2020

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How We Review Whiskies

Score

Whiskies are rated by our members on the visuals (out of 5), aroma (out of 25), taste (out of 40), & finish (out of 30). With a total score out of 100.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members -

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the "agreeable group" statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a peated whisky lowly because they don't like peat). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the whisky in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

fresh & floral
eg - blossoms, cut grass, apples, pears

fruity & spicy
eg - peach, vanilla, coconut, nutmeg

malty & dry
eg - breakfast cereal, nuts, cookies

rich & round
eg - raisins, figs, oak tannins, dates

smoky & earthy
eg - wood smoke, bacon, iodine

 

Dram Association Nickname

The nickname is usually given by the writer of the initial review and tasting notes. It is based on their tasting notes and used to refer to the whisky to keep its true identity hidden for those who enjoy blind tasting.