Talisker Storm

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker Storm
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Customer Rating
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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Island
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • White Pepper White Pepper
  • Orange Orange
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Oak Oak
  • Stewed Fruit Stewed Fruit

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.

68 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    10 April

    superb warm tasting dram

  • 5
    17 March

    Having travelled much of Scotland tasting various different malts on my travels this certainly ranks in the top 3. It is my go to purchase in the shop when buying for myself or as a gift to a friend. Ignore the lack of aging, massively out-performs it's price.

  • 5
    16 March

    Thinking mans drink ! Ace card.

  • 5
    2 February

    On holiday on SKYE , visited the distillery not to be missed , sublime everything in a dram you could want

  • 4
    17 January

    Reminds me of Glenlivet 18 on a slightly lighter note. I was wary of no year on the bottle but so glad I tried it.

  • 5
    1 January

    Awesome... this is one the best ( top 3 at least ) scotch whiskeys ever...

  • 5
    26 December 2016

    Took a tour of the Talisker Distillery. Tasted this at the end, oh my goodness; smoky, honey sweetness, spice and peppery. I loved it!

  • 5
    18 December 2016

    Rich, smokey, and woodsy in the nose. Rich and fruity on the palate, spicy and citrusy as it lingers, and finishes with some pepper and a sweet leathery note. The spiciness remains until it dies. My current favorite. I measure all scotches by this right now.

  • 4
    10 December 2016

    Thirty-year blended scotch drinker. My traditional go to Johnny Walker Black . My local liquor store had this on display so I tried it. No bite, and smooth going down the throat. I like the light smoky flavor. The pepper came through right at the very end and I enjoyed sipping it. For me it was a nice change of pace.

  • 5
    11 November 2016

    Preparing for our next battle of taste testing, my brother and I made our selections to bring to the table. His first, some cheap junk from the isles of Spey, that didn't even deserve to be on the field of honor, drew some early retorts. Then mine, STORM, silence swept the house leaving in it's wake total amazement. Thank you Talisker for my first and undisputed win. Someone at the plant burned the late night oil coming up with this. Job well done.

  • 5
    6 September 2016

    I never drink scotch but a friend made me try it. Loved the smokey richness in it. Went out and bought two bottles

  • 5
    28 July 2016

    This is by far my favorite whisky. It tastes rich from the start and ends even better. It is my standard, and I have found nothing comparable.

  • 5
    19 June 2016

    Love this single malt! The increase in smoke and spices has made Storm my choice before the 10 yo. Pairs so well with many of my favorite cigars. It is a staple in my cabinet!

  • 3
    14 June 2016

    Big improvement over the regular Talisker. A much richer flavour. I was sceptical about this, as I consider the regular Talisker a bit bland, but it was on offer at a price too good to miss. I'm very glad I gave it a chance. Three and a half stars.

  • 1
    1 June 2016

    I'm new to drinking whiskey...like only been a fan for 3 months even though I'm 52 ! But I'm loving trying out different types so time will tell what my faves will be. Unfortunately Talisker Storm will not be amongst them. I cannot comment on nose and palate as I'm not experienced enough...but I did find this way too smoky and a charcoal tinge to taste...with a lingering smoky medicinal after taste which I found unpleasant. I have tried Jura superstition which was a tad smoky and peaty and that was much better than this. I won't be buying this again.

  • 4
    29 May 2016

    Damn fine scotch, NAS be damned. It has just enough of that smokey, peaty goodness along with a slightly sweet and flavorful finish to make this offering from the Isle of Skye one of my favorite single malts I've drank in recent memory. If I cannot get Laphrohaig 10, this is definitely my scotch of choice! (Plus, it was on sale!)

  • 4
    20 May 2016

    I don't think this is as good as Talisker 10 Year Old or Distiller's Edition, but it is still a very nice, drinkable whisky, if you like it smoky and peaty (but not near Laphroaig level) with a salty edge. If you like Johnnie Walker Black you'll probably like this (as there's Talisker in JW).

  • 5
    18 May 2016

    Left the Glencairn unwashed overnight with a cover on it. Was suprised the next morning to pick up a slight aroma of rotten egg. Could this come from the burning of a sulphur candle to fumigate this sherry cask? Of course, the smokey peat was still strong.

  • 2
    17 March 2016

    Did not enjoy

  • 4
    10 March 2016

    If like me your wary of non age designation whisky, don't be with this offering. Burnt toffee, smoke, chilli, spice and warmth. What a great glass. It is of course Talisker so be wary those who like the Glen whatever's.

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