Talisker Dark Storm

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured in Charred Casks
Heavily Charred Casks
45.8 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
01 sep 2019 1:12 pm by LukasJakubDrabek

Average value

€ 58.58

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Whisky reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.43 points.

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The Dark Storm as a NAS surprised me positively. The smoke is very well integrated, the chilli catch captured very well. It's greasy, smoky and has made sherry - overall absolutely round and, in a positive sense, mass-compatible. Great drink, the PLV is also great!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasantly smoky, greasy, round and balanced. Blackberries
    • Taste
      87 87
      Chocolate, dark berries and a pleasant minty freshness with the second sip
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, fruity and smoky finish. A great drop

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  3. Drum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I like the smoke and the burnt flavors. Overall I find it a bit one dimensional but if I'm in the mood for a smoke it's a good choice.
    • Nose
      Nice smoke with ash. Reminds me of metalworking shops, forges and food. Burnt steel with a sweetness that's difficult for me to grasp. Memories of a burned pine forest just after the fire that I once hiked well up.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, liquorice, smoked goods and some pepper. A slight bitterness of burnt bread crust and chicory.
    • Finish
      Smoky liquorice, with an oily mouthfeel and a slight bitter note. Warm and long.

  4. molpet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Definitely more than just a decent Talisker. Very pleasant honey sweetness combined with the typical Talisker smoke and chilli catch.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Talisker Dark Storm matures in heavily charred oak barrels. This approach gives the fine drop an extremely intense intensity and gives it a lot of power. This makes the Dark Storm one of the smokiest bottlings from the Talisker Distillery.
    • Nose
      Smoke and salt, very maritime, with spicy impressions and oak, with fruity-sweet accents.
    • Taste
      Initially fruity, with notes of currant and liquorice, then a rush of smoke and spices.
    • Finish
      Long lasting and sweetly smoky with spicy oak.

  6. thebonewolf scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
      Nutty malt, molasses.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Oak, malt, honey, light pepper.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Molasses, musty, smokish. Medium.

  7. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. TsiAI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: golden smell Nose: sea water, smoked, the base is obviously milky, vanilla, banana peel, semi-ripe cheese, supplemented by salted fresh smoked fish, shrimp strips, cold dishes, slightly burnt Toast. Yeast dough, occasionally a little bit of pine flower egg taste Palate: wood stubble, vanilla cream cake, obvious tannins, sweet and sour apple, less acidity, vine pepper, pepper oil, white pepper, salt, grilled fish, Sterilized water, 100% black clever acid and bitter finish Finish: long, sweet, fruit hard candy, Zhengshan race, wood stubble body: medium, smooth, general oily, less bitter base

    Nose: 86.5 / 100
    Palate: 85/100
    Finish: 84/100
    Body: 84/100
    Overall: 85/100

  9. YuraLM scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quiet simple. Red pepper, Tomato paste.
    • Nose
      Smoke, Peat, Seaweed, Red pepper, Light spices, Lemon, Red sweet and sour berries, Tomato paste.
    • Taste
      Light smoke, Spices, Red pepper, Light saturation.
    • Finish
      Middle average, Light smoke, Spices, Red pepper.

  10. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, light smoker
    • Nose
      Tobacco, light fruits, vanilla, very fruity
    • Taste
      Honey, smoke, sweetness
    • Finish
      Smoke, warming, medium length

  11. coldsun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, bold and balanced whisky. Interesting in all of its components.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peaty smoke, wood, charred wood, prune, caramel, toffee, pear, marine, smoked meat and tobacco. Light notes some spicy sharpness and barley malt.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peaty smoke, salt, prune, old wood, bitter zest.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smoke, prune, bitter citric zest, clove.

  12. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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