In 2014, a group of friends chartered a sailboat to scope the west coast of Scotland with various distillery stops along the way. Because I was somewhat instrumental in making this trip happen, I was told, during one of the messages back here, that a very special bottle of scotch would make its way home to me. Sadly, however, it never made it. However, it did land in the hands of a very helpful fellow sailor who, clad in a wetsuit, went down under and untangled/cut the sternline from the prop. A very nice gesture, so I let it go. At the time, this scotch was not available in Canada.
Four years later, I found myself taking the white glove tour at the Talisker Distillery in Corbast where, of course, I purchased a bottle of Talisker 57° North for myself to share with my three wonderful scotch-drinking aficionados.
Talisker is located on the lonely Isle of Skye, off the western coast of the Scottish Highlands and sits on the line of latitude 57 Degrees North. It sources its water through local springs. Referred to as “the king of drinks” by Robert Louis Stevenson, Talisker has also been enjoyed by 007 and M. Enough said.
Although many recommend adding a few drops of water (due to its weighty 57.0% ABV), I prefer to take mine straight and slowly.