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Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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The Talisker Storm single malt scotch was first released in 2013 and meant to be a robust whisky with "maritime notes." It is is a blend of different aged malts from Talisker given an additional marriage in "carefully rejuvenated casks" (what "rejuvenated" means in this context, we're not sure).

Talisker Distillery has the distinction of being the only distillery operating on the famous Isle of Skye. It was founded in 1830 by Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill near the springs of Cnoc nan Speirag, which source they still use today along with a traditional peat smoke drying with Glen Ord malt.

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 4 reviews.
Cranecreek Cranecreek (281)
Rating: 4.5 (2017-04-16)
Undoubtedly the best peat smoked scotch I have had so far. The recent price drop down to about $40 persuaded me to try this. Nice nose of smoke, waxed leather,Vanilla, and wood (more like pine than oak) Taste is oak, peat smoke and honey with malt and some seaweed brine. The peat smoke is plenty heavy but it combines nicely with the other flavors. Extremely long finish that goes on long after the sip. Maybe a slight amount of citrus but when combined with the honeyed smokiness, again it balances out to provide depth and balance. Highly recommended at this price !
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BDanner (2017-04-16):
Still $70 in NC, but I will keep a watch on it...

Phizbin Phizbin (423)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-03-10)
What a great scotch! Not loving huge peat reek but dearly loving the sweeter flavors of malted barley that finish clean and nice, this one's a complete triumph. Full of flavor; a touch of smoke; just a bit sweet... it has everything I'm looking for. After being somewhat confounded by other temperamental single malts that I'm supposed to like (according to the critics) but don't quite thoroughly enjoy, this one I thoroughly enjoy!
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Muncher (2015-03-14):
Glad my review helped!

Cranecreek (2017-03-11):
Looks like the price has come down on this quite a bit-I just purchased for $39 and found I am much in agreement with your comments. Review to come soon.

Phizbin (2017-03-13):
You know, I saw this thing for $39 at the store and thought they had mis-marked it. So I bought a bottle. I still have a bottle that I bought for $80.

Phizbin (2017-03-13):
...cont: so I compared the two. I think they are the same whisky. I tried very hard to detect a difference; there might subtly older notes in the prior bottle but it could be my imagination. I think it's just a steal of a buy. Maybe they're just trying to clear the inventory preparing for a different release? Whatever the case, fantastic buy for $39.

Allan Allan (216)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-02-21)
Quite a nice twist on an Islay style single malt. The peat is still upfront but unlike Laphroaig there is a briny sweetness. Not quite as bold on entry and some fruit early in the finish. Surprisingly smooth at almost 46%. Water mellows the peat smoke quite a bit and brings out a softer very balanced flavor.
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Muncher Muncher (651)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-12-28)
I haven't done a side by side with anything else in their range, but I'm reminded of the delightful 18 year when tasting this one; it's a little less aggressive and shares a similar richness. It's really a mouthwatering malt. It has an enhanced Talisker brine character, malty sweetness, plenty of peaty smoke, and a thick mouthfeel. If this is a limited edition I think I need to buy a couple more bottles to tuck away.
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Review Comments
Phizbin (2015-03-10):
Dude, I'm very uncomfortable paying $70 for a bottle of scotch. But your review persuaded me when you compared it to the 18yr (at a considerably lower price compared to the 18yr). And I loved it. Thanks!

whycoh (2015-06-17):
bought a bottle for 35 at bqe wines


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