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Talisker Dark Storm

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Heavily Charred Casks
45.8 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
22 Jun 2013 7:08 pm

Average value

€ 62,09

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

62 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.66 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    a Talisker who wanted to do something new
    but it is not quite done yet
    a tasty whisky
    which leaves no lasting impression
    I could not define my love for Talisker through him
    an always welcomed dram
    • Nose
      blind I would not have typed here on Talisker
      Nevertheless an interesting experience because so very different
      an association with cold chicken soup with vegetables
      something burned and alcohol
      Delicate licorice, blackberry leaves, currants and again soot
    • Taste
      the nose did not invite me to drink ...
      but he fills the mouth pleasantly smoky and intense
      the Talisker comes first in the back third of the tongue
      dark berry chocolate with salt
      > weak maritime note> beautiful sharpness
    • Finish
      Salt, pepper, smoke,> licorice> soot> slightly bitter, stimulating
      dry medium long

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Really drinkable and enjoyable - could be a bit more punchy but is sufficient for a daily dram - anyway I like this one
    • Nose
      Intense, peaty, smoky, citrusy, bonfire - a little bit Ardbeg-like - really not bad
    • Taste
      Oily, rather sweet, peat, smoke, tobacco, more citrus fruits, cooked oranges - very good
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light campfire smoke, sweet blueberries and raspberries with vanilla sauce. Wood dust, dry gravel.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits with honey and pepper. Lavender with an artificial sweetness. Dark chocolate, oak, cleared campfire.

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Macheye scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    On the one hand Talisker Dark Storm is packed full of flavours. On the other, those flavours are not necessarily complex nor completely integrated. That said, Talisker Dark Storm is very reasonable priced and comes in litre bottles. Full Review:


  8. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Some similarities to the DE from Talisker. Quite a good dram but not as fruity as the DEs used to be.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sweet sherried smoke. Dark fruits, dried fruits, orange, sherry, some scones.
    • Taste
      BBQ, pepper, chili, oranges, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Chili, dark chocolate, plums, salt.

  9. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    like a peated
    version of 90’s jw black with less grain (despite
    being a 45.8% single malt, feels like a 40% blend)
    • Nose
      dark fruits, orange,  yeast, smoke, peat, vanilla, brown sugar,
      salt, wax?
    • Taste
      sugar syrup, woodsy, citrus, light
      to dark fruits, orange, smoke
    • Finish
      short, peppers, spices, red wood,
      spicy dry light sweetness at the back with dark fruits and a touch of cream


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