smoky
white pepper
honey
brine
salty
banana
citrus
apple
orange peel
Spiral Talisker Storm
Talisker
Storm
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Dark gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Creamy, banana, citrus, white pepper, honey, apricot, barbecue smoke, oyster shells.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Wood smoke, chilli heat, honey, malt, orange peel, apple notes.

Finish
Dry, medium-long finish.
Price:
$75.99
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"The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker."
 
 Robert Louis Stevenson

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 virtually the same, refusing to go with the flow of the industry, other than with the necessary health and safety improvements. As the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker's drams are quite idiosyncratic, defining an Island malt style that is their very own.

Their latest release is the Talisker Storm. It's a no age statement Whisky comprised of a blend of Talisker's single malts, aged between 3 to 25 years in a mix of refill and rejuvenated casks (older casks which have been de-charred and re-charred to give them a new lease on life, imparting wood influence when again filled with spirit).

Talisker Storm is a mighty fine showcase of a significant shift in the single malt Whisky space toward focusing on the character of a Whisky over its age. In this instance, you'll never feel that the lack of a specified age is about conserving precious stocks of older Whiskies. Storm has won many awards in the past two years, including Whisky Advocate's Highlands/Islands Single Malt of the Year. Whisky purists might not like it, but so what, Tasting is Believing, remember?

  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Isle of Skye
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    45.8%
  • Distillery
    Talisker
  • Bottler
    Talisker

Talisker

Storm

(0.75l, 45.8%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Talisker Storm
Charles
Charles,
Very smoky
Rudy
Rudy,
For me it was just OK
Eric
Eric,
Different taste and finish. I like the change of pace.
anonymous
anonymous,
Perfect expression of smoke and complex flavor derived from the sea.
Aaron
Aaron,
Nice peat without being overpowering. Some honey sweetness lurking in the background. I'd call it Islay-lite
Kevin
Kevin,
Amazingly smooth with just the right amount of peat
Dominic
Dominic,
It was a full but not over powering smoke that lingers pleasantly...
Will
Will,
I love it, nice smoke with a hint of sweetness.
Marc
Marc,
Smoky peet
eric
eric,
A bit to smokey for me
Jim
Jim,
A little smokier than I expected, but still good
Mel
Mel,
Good nose. Not crazy impressive.
anonymous
anonymous,
Love how peaty this was.
Alex
Alex,
As others have said, a very busy and bold whiskey. It was too salty for me, and combined with the peaty/smokiness it wasn't a drink for me.
Josh
Josh,
Very active on the pallet. Salty and oaky.
Daniel
Daniel,
Very nice introduction to the islands. The nose is smoky of course, but with considerable fruitiness and oak as well. On the tongue smoke and honey compete for dominance, with the honey winning in my opinion. There is also notes of tart fruit. The finish is where the smoke is most prominent, lingering long after the dram is gone. Most excellent.
anonymous
anonymous,
My favorite Talisker. Very bold and peaty. Not for delicate palates.
Kevin
Kevin,
My go-to, I would encourage those that are a fan to try the Talisker DARK Storm, aged in charred barrels.
anonymous
anonymous,
Rich, full, mysterious, satisfying, never tiring
Keith
Keith,
Wonderful smokey flavor and nose with a fantastic bite on the tongue.
Konnor
Konnor,
Lite smoke, medium salt, pretty smooth. Overall a new favorite for me.
anonymous
anonymous,
Those who make Scotch and those who review Scotch have spent decades telling us that age is critically important. Now they want us to believe that they were lying, and that we were fools to believe them? Were they lying then or are they lying now?
Klemen
Klemen,
Smokey and salty. Basically a weaker version of Lagavulin 16, but not in a bad way. Would recommend to those who think Lagavulin is too smokey and don't like the extra long finish. Love it!
anonymous
anonymous,
Enjoyable.. to me this is like a weaker version of Lagavulin
Page
Page,
Peaty, salty, and a great sipper for a cool night with a cigar.
Sean
Sean,
This had a good peaty flavor, not overly strong, definitely try this one!
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Similar to Oban 14. Pretty good.
Mr.
Mr.,
Took me a whole bottle to like it. Initially, it was just bitter and smoke. Through the bottle I was able to pick up some saltiness. Not my fav, but would drink again.
Timur
Timur,
Very smokey flavour and nose, maybe too much so.
anonymous
anonymous,
Salty
Andy
Andy,
Lovely. Perfect.
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