Talisker Dark Storm

Overall rating
83.64/100
votes
415
Whiskybase ID
WB42895
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured in Charred Casks
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Heavily Charred Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L4008CM000
Barcode
5000281033631
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
22 jun 2013 7:15 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 66.63

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415 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

67 users have left 73 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.64 points.

  1. 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.

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dark amber color. Slightly oily.
    • Nose
      Lots of smoke. Salty caramel. Smoked meats. Caramel. Seaweed. Sea. Salt. Spices. Slightly alcoholic. Grilled meat.
    • Taste
      Maritime. Peat, sweet. It even looks a bit like the one from Islay. Salt. Spices. Black pepper. Smell a little alcohol.
    • Finish
      Peat, sweet, resembling Islay. Seaweed. Sea. Salt. Caramel. Salty caramel. Warming up. Ginger. Medium-long finish.

  3. Funtik scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  4. Ficelli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet. Cranberry, blueberry, apple, caramel and peat.
    • Taste
      84 84
      More peat. Cranberry, gingerbread,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peat, gingerbread, cranberry and dark chocolate.

  6. TechnOBY scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
      Wood glue ... freshly applied wood glue
    • Taste
      72 72
      ... which also sticks to the tongue. Slightly pungent taste of fresh wood glue
    • Finish
      76 76
      only in the aftertaste does something malty remain, reminiscent of a malt whisky.

  7. Samy Malthead scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Very easy to drink. Dangerous! The 1l bottle will not last long. Combines the typical Talisker values with good seasoning on the one hand, but also a certain lightness. You don't notice the typical 45.8%. Slightly flatter than the 10yo, but a great daily dram!

  8. pgmguy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Colour: Copper
    Nose: neat: smoky, peaty, sea-side maritime notes (although nothing to do with an Islay, it's very Talisker). there's also some sweet licqour-like notes. with water: now the sweetness comes forward, also more salty. otherwise remains with the same profile.
    Taste: neat: some peat, sweet but not honey sweet, very spicy , grassy, some leather and wood notes. I find it balanced, with good complexity and alcohol is under control (it's easily drinkable neat). with water: unchanged.
    Finish: medium-long duration, mainly on some peat and spices (heavy tingle on the tongue!). with water: as in the mouth, water doesn't really add much, despite being relatively high alcohol.
    Comments: love this whisky. it was matured (finished?) in heavily charred casks (or alligator, as it's known in the USA). Despite being a NAS whisky, it doesn't feel like young whisky. It's generally known that sometimes NAS, or no-age-statement, is used to cover very young whisky and the fact it's generaly overpriced. It has good complexity of flavours, very Talisker, good balance and alcohol is well mastered. I also feel it is good value for money (it's a 1 Litre bottle).
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  9. 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;

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. whiskyd scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  13. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

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

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo 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

  15. 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.

  16. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 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:

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/talisker/talisker-dark-storm/

  18. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

  19. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  20. 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

  21. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nice standard
    • Nose
      Pleasant smoke, maritime, salty, sherry sweetness, citrus notes, malt
    • Taste
      Beautiful malt sweetness, oak very dominant, nice smoke, salt, pepper
    • Finish
      Smoke and oak remain

  22. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Even if it does not read like that: smokier than other Taliskers. And very tasty.
    • Nose
      Not smoky at first, as expected. Clear sea air, with spicy notes. Something moist, juicy cake, oranges, a hint of malt. Smokes when you let him breathe. With water a distinct salt accent, slightly smoky, slightly oaky fragrance with a hint of mandarin.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily, oak with orange and malty seasoning, before removing the smoke. This is followed by the typical Talisker chilli aroma that carries a lot of smoke behind it. By adding water palatial spicy sweetness. Sugared orange slices, oak, smoke and a hint of cake.
    • Finish
      The Talisker sharpness burns up and turns little by little into an orange sweetness. It sounds light oak tones, a small dryness sets in. Again and again smoke pulls through. Water leaves a good & upright finish with a slight tendency to dryness. Smoke is there, but keeps elegant in the background.

  24. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. domani scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The nose is only very appealing but is weaker over time, in the aroma surprisingly mild with relatively thin texture. Not the best Talisker I've tasted so far - 11.02.2017
    • Nose
      Warm smoke as you know it from Talisker, but only light and less present, the salty-maritime note is there, a Sherrysüße but with time is getting weaker, pipe tobacco, fresh mint, blood orange, in the background a little vanilla from and comes through
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy, white pepper provides the slight sharpness because the chili is missing completely, salty towards the end
    • Finish
      medium

  26. emptycask scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Disappointing, especially for the approx. 60 euro that It costs.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  27. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  28. Thinh Nguyen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  29. Stane scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    The bottle laid sealed for quite a while in my storage and I am very eager to re-taste it in month. I got the feeling it should improve after it breathes a bit. Not your typical Talisker, but still very serious and complex. Decent price-quality ratio. A very satisfying dram.
    • Nose
      Citric, yeasty-sweetish, the nose hints to a full-bodied dram.
    • Taste
      Peppery and malty-sweet, yeast and citrus notes wane, whiff of charred wood smoke, but no peat. Nice, full and serious.
    • Finish
      Fast sweet-to-dry transition, shorter than expected, but well balanced.

  30. NcOne scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Damn good release from Talisker. But to like this, you gotta know what you are bout to get. This is not your "easy quickie to go". This dram is mean...
    • Nose
      Dry smoke. Peat. Sea salt. Some sweet vanilla
    • Taste
      Spicy peppers. Good saltiness. Citrus. Then the smoke arrives! Whoaaaa... A smoke & peat fest. This stuff is serious...
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The smokefest continues. Peppers  and spicyness still present. Some citrus.

  31. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  32. Murxus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not really bad, but weak nose, short finish and softened like a blend. Enjoyabal all-day-dram. 82 pts.Second try with less water more pungent and satisfying.83/84 pts.

    3rd try: weak and no recognizable character again. 81/82 pts.

    4th try: again  tending to the better 2nd try. Directly compared to the 57°North, this one cannot keep up. 83 pts.

    5th try: bottle now half emptied. Improved from oydation. Profits from using a big whisky glas like the Spiegelau premium snifter instead of the usual nosing glas. 84/(85)pts.

  33. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  34. ML89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  35. Dionysus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  37. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  38. Agrajag scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  39. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting round, balanced
    • Nose
      full, heavy, maritime, rumpled, oak, a bit like frankfurter (wiener sausage)
    • Taste
      round, burned caramel, watery
    • Finish
      medium

  41. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  42. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic release from the distillery on the Isle of Skye.
    • Nose
      Smoky bacon, black pepper and red chili, dressed with a touch of orchard fruit and golden malt.
    • Taste
      Huge oak influence, with a big burst of smoke on palate entry. Beyond that, though, you find red fruit, citrus and fresh honey.
    • Finish
      A very, very long finish, peppered with honey-roasted nuts.

  43. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  44. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A little more Talisker feeling would do him good.
    • Nose
      The nose is less aromatic than thought / hoped. Slightly maritime salt smell, behind it redcurrants and raspberries, which become stronger over time. I can only guess peat. The smell of Salmiakpastillen with violet taste.
    • Taste
      The start is surprisingly mild. Vanilla is to be tasted, as is licorice. Salt and peat are in the air, but less than a dark storm, because as a light breeze.
    • Finish
      Medium long, with berries and sea salt. An exit that can not keep up with the 10-year-old. The peppery note is missing entirely.

  45. Koloman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    obviously strongly colored
    • Nose
      warm smoke, orange sweetness, paprika
    • Taste
      the same supplemented with vanilla as well as some liquorice and coffee
    • Finish
      teen short, pleasant balance between sweetness and sharpness

  46. Koloman scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  47. Pdh scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      96 96

  48. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Talisker Dark Storm
    Tasted 2015-07-17 @ Whisky InTeam Spaden:
    N distinct chilly-catch, strongly aromatic with enormous sea
    G warm, soft, good
    75

  49. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Had this as a blind (Thanks to David Tjeder for the sample) and could not really put the Talisker mark on it then. Figured it was a peated Benromach or Ben Nevis. However, although arriving as a malt it finish off as a blend. Nice standard malt but not in as good as the 10yo in my opinion.

    (Rating interval 82-85)
    • Nose
      Spicy and smoky on the nose. Quite closed but orange is apparent. salt licorice, soft Finnish fresh licorice, dry wood and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Mild orange on the arrival together with peat smoke and instant coffee. More bitter-sweet wood during the development with mild pepper and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Short but balance finish with peat smoke, orange peel, grape fruit and mild black pepper. 

  50. bull10298 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Diageo has been extending the range of its highly popular Talikser single malt
    of late, adding the more ‘maritime’ Talisker Storm, Port Ruighe (with a port
    finish) and Dark Storm. None of the new expressions carry age statements, and
    Dark Storm is exclusive to travel retail outlets. Diageo describe it as the
    smokiest Talisker to date, and this effect has principally been achieved by
    using some heavily-charred casks for maturation. The nose is relatively citric,
    with fruity spices, brine and then developing big notes of wood smoke. The
    fruity spice carries over onto the palate, where vanilla and liquorice also
    figure, and the prominent smokiness remains in balance with the other flavour
    elements. Chilli powder, black pepper and, inevitably, more smoke in the
    medium-length finish. Talisker max!

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=talisker

     

  51. notesofmalt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Talisker Dark Storm, 45.8% alc. original bottling Region: Isle of Skye, Scotland
    Nose: menthol and peat smoke, unfortunately a little alcoholic and youthful. Some vanilla is hidden behind the smoke, a note of toffee comes up. Unfortunately, there is nothing more. Maybe somewhere else away Granny-Smith apples.
    Palate: peat smoke, chili, red pepper and a lot of vanilla. Significantly more intense and complex than the nose. Spicy salmiac licorice, apple compote.
    Finish: Long and warm, light spice, vanilla in peat smoke. Can not keep up with the palate.
    Conclusion: what was that? The palate pretty nice, the rest really flat for a Talisker in the price range!
    77/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 70 €)

  52. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Good average smoker, but so € 55 I would rather appropriate.
    • Nose
      cold smoke, some fresh spiciness, peppermint, a hint of jelly banana
    • Taste
      except for a bit of pepper surprisingly soft, sweet tobacco smoke, plum jam, a light salty breeze
    • Finish
      medium long, slightly smoky-bitter sweetness

  53. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  54. DannyBacon scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Quite smoky and spicy. Great taste and nice wooden finish. Something too spicy in fragrance, and it may also feel a bit dull in taste
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  55. ricallende scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Smokier than regular storm,spicy notes are stronger here.this is
    like all Taliskers..a great dram you mustn't miss.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  57. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Matured in charred casks
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, creamy, bananas, peppery, medicinal
    • Taste
      Smoky, spicy, creamy, peaty
    • Finish
      Long, peat smoke, peppery, vanilla, salty, caramel

  58. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Shame on you Talisker
    • Nose
      66 66
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      65 65

  59. Akoo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A whisky not very balanced. A smoke and a drought too forward, which do not leave enough room with softer aromas. I find it too austere to have fun.
    • Nose
      Pepper ! Pepper ! A lot of pepper! It seems pretty sweet. I was expecting to take an olfactory slap, but it is not very expressive finally. We have bacon and smoked meat, which we do not find so often at Talisker. It opens a little fruit, like apricot, plum, but it remains quite discreet. Some fleeting notes of leather, black grapes, menthol and eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      We inevitably find the pepper, if present in the nose, it could only be (too) present in the mouth. The texture is quite light. Licorice, mint, earth bitter dark chocolate, a lot of smoke, a mini-dose of fruit. A whisky quite austere and dry.
    • Finish
      long and enveloping on the smoke, the earth.

  60. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like it better than at the beginning
    the nose is quite appealing and the Malt is tasty
    However, I miss the exciting thing about this whisky,
    the "kick" stays off, in the taste a bit too thin
    Of the Taliskans I've tried so far, the Dark Storm is the weakest
    I expected much more
    • Nose
      typical Talisker, made by the sea,
      The sherry was still there when I first sniffed it, the longer I smell the glass, the weaker it gets,
      instead, the spices and the sea are increasingly coming to the fore.
      The alcohol looks a bit upset and is not perfectly integrated.
      The smoke is faint, a burning campfire away
    • Taste
      a somewhat restrained start for Talisker,
      spicy, yes,
      Chili, no
      salty strawberry jam
      Gentle smoke takes in the mouth
      Towards the end, the sea and a slight bitterness remain

  61. HunterRomario scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    According to the information I've been looking for, I did not do anything in the barrel of red wine, but it's a lot of flavor and taste to know, or perhaps more like, strange.
    • Nose
      Peat peat, but it will come well enough (as if ripened in a barrel of red wine), citrus. The aroma is rich, deep, layered. This sounded particularly in direct comparison with Bowmore Black Rock. (90 b)
    • Taste
      Oil-rich, acid-red wine, acidity gradually evaporates and peat, dryness and chocolate are emerging. All the time it is tallisk pepper. (88 b)

  62. Fortuna scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    It was not what I expected at all from the talisker dark storm, it seemed sweeter and more light than the normal talisker, yet it still maintained the talisker spirit with slight hints of charcoal and the sea. personally i was overwhelmingly positively surprised as i am also a fan of a good speyside whisky, the talisker dark storm brought hints of the speyside with it wich in my oppinion makes this the best talisker ive tasted so far :-D a new favorite of mine for sure! and even now as i write this the slight taste of charcoal lingers!
    • Nose
      Apricot, fresh wood, slightly burned, muscatnut, fruity smoke, vedgetable peppers freshly cut, slight hint of brambles, candied oranges

      and ofcause peat and a hint of the sea :-)

       
    • Taste
      peppery, syruppy and sherried (very speysided by the way), prickles the tastebutts in a nice way, slightly charred, maple, apricots, slight taste of the way leather smells.
    • Finish
      slightly sweet and smoky, like the smell of slightly burned applewood and oak, brambles and hazelnuts

      surprisingly sweet in finish

  63. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I have to try it again so I know if my nose cheated on me.
    • Nose
      Funny mixture of smoke and sweetness. Vanilla, Bourbon Barrel? Funny, does my nose play a joke on me? I can not find the smoke tonight. I just did not think of Skye modern rather on the banks of the Spey. I really think the nose is not playing. Had the smoker and less fruity in memory. Blind, he would have also fit into America. Let's see what the mouth says.
    • Taste
      Oh .. but a Talisker. When he rolls his tongue, his tongue starts to pickle. Then the Chilli Catch spreads. In the background, a slightly sweet prancing, accompanied by some dark fruits and some dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      In any case, the remains in the oral cavity and occupies this neat.

  64. Igor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The odd thing is that it's got so little sweetness palate-wise, which is inadequate in some respect to what the nose was promising.
    • Nose
      Paints and varnishes - there you are!, ethyl acetate(?), polishing liquid, cabinet-/wood varnish (think lacquered oak), nipping slightly. Crisp, fresh fragrances, orchard in blossom, papaya, passion fruit?, that fibrous wood tissue beneath the bark - american oak is my guess; then opens up on gelatine, sugared jelly sweets and lemon meringue pie, candied pineapple, almond arise, patisserie with apricot, peach jams and lemon jelly fillings.

      Oak plays a prominent role as a binding agent of all those delicate dessert notes like Tokaji wine/muscatel, muskmelon, pumpkin. This is an intense, dense nose, dominated largely by white oak.
    • Taste
      A semi-dry (uncommon) texture, acrid, oily at the same time, real alcohol burn to it. Salty and bitter, cologne, white pepper, rush of hot spices, orange rind, pith, sip of stale/salt water, lemon rind - biting, drying, moving into herbal dryness. Persimmon skin, avocado?, spinach, coriander, tiny hint of bay leaf.

      Has got quick temper, youthful, animated palate, but it's adult already. It, maybe, lacking self-control a little, although it has strong character, well built.
    • Finish
      Vibrant, extensive, lingering, long finish. Bright citruses with spicy kick, gingery, zesty, fiery at times. Oranges, mandarins break out, thin peels of lemon, star anise, cloves, nutmeg, going drier. Dry tannic old oak/worn-out barrel?, orange-like oaky bitterness, charred cask, wood charcoal. Whole lot of spice, salt and acridity, smoothed out by citric bourbon punch.

  65. Wolv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  66. Mushinico scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  67. Stenface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  68. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 80 points Super Administrator

    Lightly peated, sweet and winey,

  69. 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

  70. Aidan C did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Delicatessen staff cutting peppered smoked mackerel on a wooden board.

    Had to run 10km to get this...
    • Nose
      chemist shop, old leather purse, mild smoke. 
    • Taste
      First taste: pumice stone, seaweed. 

      Main taste: drift wood, crayons. 
    • Finish
      cloves, smoked fish.

  71. Andy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  72. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  73. Timo scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    A very round and delicious malt. It is definitely not a typical Talisker. If it is tasted blind, it would be come like a Lagavulin, a young one.
    • Nose
      smoky, peaty, the Sea, tar, seaweed, salt, sweet, iodine, medicinal, woody
    • Taste
      salty, sweet, malty, peat, smoke, campfire, bacon, Lagavulin?
    • Finish
      dry, enjoyable, oily, smoky, peppery, long

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