Talisker Dark Storm
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Talisker
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 45.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • red pepper
  • honey
  • oak
  • roasted
  • spicy
  • red apple
  • nutty
  • caramel

Talisker

Dark Storm (1l, 45.8%)
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Turn your head and cough, because this richly dark and smokey dram will separate the men from the boys.  
 
Talisker distillery was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskil at Carbost, on the the Isle of Skye. In all these years Talisker's distillation method has remained unchanged. In fact, when the entire distillery burt to the ground in 1960, they rebuilt to the original specs — recreating the unique, coiled worm-tube still design of the original that slows down the distillation process, but enhances the body and natural sweetness of the Whisky. 
 
Today, Talisker is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye — the coolest island name on the planet — creating a full range of island-style, medium-peated, Single Malt agings and finished-wood products. 
 
See that little mark way down on the bottom-right of the Talisker Dark Storm 1L bottle? It says "1L"… not 70cl or 750ml. This is a full liter of smokey Single Malt goodness. And if you are an insider you know that this means that this bottle was specially produced for the travel market. They do that you know… make special bottlings that you can’t get at home to entice you to stuff a few bottles in your checked luggage. So even if you think you know Talisker, unless you were passing through Heathrow on your way to Timbuktu or visiting your offshore banker in the Cayman Islands, you probably haven’t seen it before. 
 
Look at the label again, but this time right up front. It says Dark Storm. Does that sound all friendly, hugs & kisses, and kumbaya? No… no it does not! Talisker is already a medium-peated dram. The spring water flows over a peat bog on the way to the distillery, the malt is dried with steam-driven peat smoke, and it is aged in two-charred barrels. BUT… Talisker Dark Storm has those aging barrels cranked up to a four-to-five-char level. Turn your head and cough, because this is richly dark and smokey dram.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Talisker
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 45.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany red
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
A tempest of smoke and oak, followed by citrus and honey.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Freshly smoked bacon and brisket, with cracked pepper and a bit of honey.
 
Finish 
Long… until next week long… with dark roasted nuts and honey.  
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  • smoky
  • red pepper
  • honey
  • oak
  • roasted
  • spicy
  • red apple
  • nutty
  • caramel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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