Nose: sweet, cereal, constrained, whiff of hot pepper
Palate: definitely tastes like a Talisker, cerealy, spicy, faint hot pepper, oily, lightly smoky
Finish: smoky, cerealy
Nose: definite hot pepper, sweet, cerealy, oily
Palate: hot pepper, cereal, black pepper, oily, touch of sweetness
Finish: light smoke, cereal, sweet, touch of banana
Oddly, this one isn't salty like the Talisker 10-year. At any rate, I loved this one! I saw it at a duty-free shop a couple of years ago in Schipol Airport, Amsterdam, but I had to sprint to catch my flight. A local friend happened to have a bottle and was gracious enough to share! If you like Talisker, you'll love the 57' North!
Bladnoch 1985 (Scott's Selection, 12-year, 60%)
Nose: lemon, cereal, olive oil, whiff of alcohol, hay, perfumey
Palate: oily, cerealy, faint citrus, some alcohol, faint herbal bitter, rich
Finish: hay, oil, faintly bitter, faintly citrus
Nose: sweet, lemon, hay, flowery
Palate: sweet, lemon, hay, oil, spice
Finish: lemon, oil
A marvelous Bladnoch, and I'm glad Joe Howell from Federal Wine & Spirits in Boston recommended it!