Talisker Storm offers the drinker Talisker’s full maritime majesty, all unfettered elemental power and confidence.
“The name reflects the distiller’s aspiration to enhance the maritime notes in this expression.and rejuvenated casks have both contributed to its maturation. The nose is youthful but rounded, with brine, burning wood embers, vanilla, and honey. Sweet and spicy on the palate, with cranberries and black currants, while peat smoke is always present, plus black pepper. The finish lingers, with walnuts and fruity peat.”
Gavin Smith, Whisky Advocate Summer 2013
Strength: 45.8% ABV
Place of Origin: Isle of Skye
in brief… An exuberant whisky that delivers Talisker’s full-on maritime attack with elemental power and confidence.
in a sentence… An intensely dark, smoky, more brooding Talisker with swirling notes of wood, brine and spice that puts you right at the heart of a storm at sea.
Powerful, fresh-clean and growing in complexity like a gathering storm to reveal a sweet maltiness with ripe red berry fruit. Eventually well integrated mellow smoke drifts across the scene as a wild sea turns up briny, fresh clean notes, and an oily explosion of pepper.
At first 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.
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