Talisker Storm

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker Storm
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Released in early 2013, Talisker Storm has all the warm, smoky, peppery characteristics we all love in the standard Talisker 10yo - but they've been turned up a notch, with more smoke, more spices, and a bigger than ever flavour explosion. Talisker Storm seems likely to be a huge hit.

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Country
Scotland
Region
Island

Talisker Storm Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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 Notes

    Nose: 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.

    Body: Medium.

    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.

32 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    14 days ago

    A STRONG SMOKEY FLAVOR WHICH I LIKE; BUT SOME MAY NOT. " BURNT WHISKEY" .I''LL BUY IT AGAIN.

  • 5
    30 July

    Great whisky. I love it!

  • 1
    13 July

    Nose: Intense and unexpectedly unpleasant. Burnt oak notes with antiseptic aromas. Palette: Burnt, bitter oak. infused with overwhelming t.c.p antiseptic flavour. Will only serve to unwelcome guests.

  • 5
    28 June

    Beautiful and smooth, well worth trying and i must say it has a top 10 place in my choice of malts

  • 5
    26 June

    Another fantastic Single Malt from Talker. Delicious. I love it

  • 5
    8 June

    Absolutely delicious, nice smokey taste, very smooth. Wouldn''t hesitate to have another bottle or 6

  • 1
    6 June

    Reading the taste notes of Talisker Storm and then sampling same, left all in our party very disappointed. There was hardly any hint of smoke and the ''back taste'' was of an oak bitterness left on the palate. We were left wondering how this batch passed quality control. Our evening was saved by several other different malts from Islay.

  • 4
    25 April

    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 ;-)

  • 5
    20 April

    Superb! it deserves its name... I'll definetely turn it into my favourite smokey taste.

  • 5
    19 February

    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 !!

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