Talisker Storm

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L3190CM000 03530674
Added on
16 Feb 2013 8:56 am

Average value

€ 40.54

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Whisky Reviews for Talisker Storm

124 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.98 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    an incredibly voluptuous smoke rises in the nose. Mineral Mief paired with fouled detergent. The difference to the Skye and the Dark Storm is revealed only by the price. Pears, oranges and bananas. Zip your lips.
    Rattling things.
    12 juicy thighs ride down the palate in drops. It is dark. The tealights are out. The wind.
    It smells like burnt rubber. Pah orange. Purple Rain. How about mint ?! Yes ... and sequoia. Face. Black mint, vanilla is not mint. Ice cream.
    Delicious. He is beautiful

  2. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Bright, straightforward NAS. Good, but somehow without enthusiasm.
    • Nose
      Sea salt, fresh seaweed, smoked meat, smoked fish, honey, hot spices.
    • Taste
      Salty smoked meat, citrus acidity, honey sweet, hot pepper.
    • Finish
      It rolls a wave of salt, smoke, honey and bitterness barrels.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A seriously good showing from Talisker.
    • Nose
      Rather fresh and bright, with a subtle but certainly noticeable coastal influence and a few whiffs of peat. Pretty fruity (banana, mango, berries) and a fair hit of vanilla also. Finally a tinge of licorice and a slight minerality. Really good.
    • Taste
      Salty, peppery, smoky. But in moderation. Some toasted oak, nori and olive brine as well. A tinge of burnt lemon peel too. Rather oily mouthfeel, by the way.
    • Finish
      epper, vanilla and a tinge of iodine. Finally some chocolate. Long.

  4. Moses scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Is he the Talisker Sturm par excellence? ... certainly not.
    Even with the first impression, it can't convince me. Life is too short for these drams.
    • Nose
      I have my problem with boys. This is exactly what comes into play with this Talisker, OK, ... a grape note of the darker kind comes along. The announced smoke is less noticeable than expected. Vanilla and some furniture polish can actually hold their own.
    • Taste
      The smoke covers the spiciness and makes it look pale with a tendency to weakness, although supposedly 45.8%.? No clear taste buds want to arise, a bit weak, (watery?) ... unfortunately can't convince me, sorry.
    • Finish
      Short musty finish. Spicy, rather dry and
      clearly for me a less good memory of a Talisker.

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Light smoking. Salt. Sea breeze. Some sweetness. Salty caramel. A little smoke. Lots of salt. A pinch of spices, but still mostly salt.
    • Taste
      83 83
      A lot of salt. Sea. Sea breeze. Smoke. Caramel, but very salty. Spices, some spice.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Salt. Salty caramel. Sweeter than nose and tongue. Spices. Light peppery. A little smoke. Long finish.

  6. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Just go buy the 10 year old instead of this.

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Talisker Storm. Consumed March 2019. Aroma is fumes, simple woodiness and burnt wood, fire embers but not in an appealing way. Taste is oily peat, building charcoal and salt, pretty bitter and a bit abrasive - gets jarring. Similar to the 10. Salty oily and astringent. Yes too bitter and it wore on me. A bee-sting to the mouth!

    I reckon people who like the 10 might also like the Storm and Distillers Ed. The Dark Storm and Skye fall into a different flavour profile. Interesting how this distillery's output can vary. (2.95/71)

  8. Don Cassi scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very maritime to the nose, like a load of salty spray that hits you in the face. In addition, banana and some vanilla. A little more pleasing than the 10, but more boring than the DE.

    In the mouth a slight alcohol sharpness on the tip of the tongue, a bit peppery and further maritime. Slightly watery and less full than expected despite the alcohol.

    The finish is almost like Christmas with gingerbread spices, mainly nutmeg, dark chocolate and a good portion of wood. Behind it a slightly "fishy" association that I usually know from Caol Ila.
    Length: 5/10

    Nice part but unfortunately not full enough and it still looks relatively young. In addition, I can't find the characteristic Chili Catch, which means that I wouldn't blindly identify it as a Talisker. PLV is correct and I like it a bit better than the 10er.

    Grade: 2+

  9. jykoo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Medium - Intensity. Brine, ctrus, lemon zest, wet stone, little hint of mosaic hop.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Medium Intensity, oily, a bit bitterness at the back, sweet smoke, vanilla
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short Finish

  10. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82


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