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

€ 64,38

26 × in wishlist

383 × member ratings

1139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

65 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 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. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    In my opinion a young but good malt, which is cheap in the liter bottle in travel retail.
    • Nose
      pleasant smoke, sweetness, grapes, seasoning;
    • Taste
      full-bodied fruity onset, blackberries, chili, pepper, cold smoke, oily and warming, young not complex;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; in the end, pepper and smoke;

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I am undecided. The departure can not inspire me, but can also be due to the daily form. Otherwise he is strong, young, peaty.
    • Nose
      very smoky for a Talisker, raw peat, as in young Islay whisky, but just as young, that is a little new-makeish in its fruitiness. Later something maritime and a little vanilla is added.
    • Taste
      strong, peaty, smoky, tingling, peppery. Very straight the whole.
    • Finish
      surprisingly bitter, almost bitter (daytime?), the peat is not nearly as strong anymore, a bit menthol.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    With a fairly wide palette of derivatives, molt is very simple, one-dimensional, no frills and reasons for thoughtful tasting.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, lemon peel, herbs, light peat notes, coated tablets, some boiled vegetables, nuts, spiced wood, mineral shades.
    • Taste
      Slightly dense, if you can say so, calm, oak, lemon peel, lemon pepper, ginger, pill bitterness, bitter-sweet herbal tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, lemon zest, pepper, herbal notes.

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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:



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