Talisker Storm70cl / 45.8%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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Talisker Storm Reviews
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Nose: Rich and unexpectedly honeyed initially. Then some pleasing singed oaky notes and bandagey aromas. Now bonfire smoke comes through. There even seems to be some milk chocolate and appley fruit lurking in the rear. Everything in place; all very promising.
Palate: Medium-full, the usual Diageo polished mouthfeel, with initial honey and then a very decent dose of hot smoke. The oak is there too, with vanilla and some (actually quite polite) peppery spices. The young whisky component is well-masked and the whole is rather more restrained in terms of mouthfeel than I expected, but the flavour intensity is, in my opinion, unarguably greater than the standard Talisker 10, which to be honest I have found surprisingly tame of late. Gets sweeter towards the death as the pepper lingers, counterpointed with unexpected sweet fruit and even a note of strawberry liquorice which somehow works very well.
Finish: Woody and spicy without becoming bitter. Good length. Sweetness returns at the death.
Comment: As a NAS malt, perhaps this isn't one for the purists - but as a good-quality drinking whisky in its price range, it probably deserves to be.
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Salty (as you'd hope), with lime and orange peels, touches of mud and pine, damp blankets, woody spice and some caramel sweetness hiding underneath. Behind all of it is a layer of woody smoke, maybe with a few leaves thrown onto the fire for good measure.
Palate: Sweet and syrupy up front, quickly followed by ferns and bitter woody bark in a bit of a balancing act. Riding along with that is prickly white pepper, rock pool brine, a touch of sweet fruit and a nice waxiness. Again behind everything, standing a little separate but waving at all of the other flavours is woody smoke - beach bonfires and pungent peat.
Finish: Warm and peppery with some sweet dark wood.
Comment: Does what it says on the tin - regular Talisker (salty, smoky and a little bit sweet) turned up a bit (saltier, smokier and a little bit sweeter in places). Unlike the hypothetical NAS whiskies that many people seem to fear (and which generally haven't appeared) this doesn't taste like it's hiding younger spirit behind a flashy label - it's a nice whisky, even if it won't set your world on fire.
Producer's Tasting NotesNose: At first restrained yet spicy, with a hint of struck matches; fresh-clean and growing in complexity like a gathering storm to reveal a honeyed sweet maltiness with ripe red berry fruit. Eventually a little well integrated mellow smoke drifts across the scene as a wild sea turns up briny, fresh clean notes, and an oily explosion of pepper.
Palate: At first sweetly mellow and rich in the mouth then quickly very spicy and increasingly stormy as the Talisker heat comes through. It’s as if the pure, tongue-coating sweetness joins hands with a deep nutty smokiness to embrace those spicier notes. The flavour is elegantly drawn out with a good balance between sweetness, smoke and salt, which is all the more evident when a little water is added.
Finish: Clean and of medium length, warming, with a lasting, smooth aftertaste, in which late peaty burnt embers can be found.
25 Customer Reviews
I like this a lot. Great up front bite. Lots of smoky seaside tang. For me it does not linger as long as some, but great value for money. Front of mouth hit rather than lingering throat fire. I could drink a lot of this ;-)
Superb! it deserves its name... I'll definetely turn it into my favourite smokey taste.
awesome, only tried it because it was on offer, now i''m in a real pickle as it was so good now i''m going to have to get a better job in order to continue enjoying this fine whiskey in future !!
Good whiskey, I thought i would try this as something different to my usual haunt of Jura. This whiskey has a smell of the sea, and a slight smell of oil (reminiscent of that small boat smell). Brings to mind the sea instantly, starting with a slight sweet note of honey, then hitting you with bitter citrus notes and then gently leaving you with a chilli pepper heat that delightfully tickles you. Not as peated or as smokey as I would have hoped yet it is still another glass to add to my collection. Personally I would not try this whiskey again as it is slightly too salty for my taste.
Unexpected 50th birthday present from work. As a lover of Talisker generally, from 10 yo to cask strength, this has surprised me in it''s depth and quality. Very tasty, very smooth. Very recommended.
I have to say I really like Talisker 10 and McCall 18 (when I can afford it). This Storm appears a little smoother and let hot than the 10. I really like all three of these and will try Storm again. The great thing about Scotch is I can have so many options. One day smoky then one day fruitier. My stables are Grouse, 12 McCall and Tali 10, but I try them all and love most of them.
I tasted this after touring the Talisker distillery and was instantly sold. I''m normally more of a Speyside fan, but this is delicious. It has a really nice blend of peat, salt, fruit and honey. Leaves a lovely taste in the mouth that lingers.
This is certainly the best Scotch at its price. I have heard a lot of complaints about it lacking an age statement. Such complaints are foolish. Storm pours very nicely in a lighter color than it tastes. There is some rich honey, but the smokey and peaty flavors compliment the sweetness well. It is a very strong Whisky at 45.8%, which earns it a strong taste. For any gift or special occasion Scotch this is without a doubt the best deal out there.
Wonderful Christmas gift from my mother, lots of subtle and punchy tastes, a little bit of honey, a little bit of spice, and a smokey background.
A father's day present for me too. I'm a big fan of talisker 10, but I love this one too.