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Overall rating
83.47/100
votes
774
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Heavily Charred Casks
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L3294CM000
Barcode
5000281033631
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
26 Mar 2016 11:57 am by KonstUA
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.90

18 × in wishlist

774 × member ratings

2311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Dark Storm

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.47 points

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    To answer your question directly, yes the Talisker 10 is better. The Dark Storm is a tasty whisky though, the development is just lacking. It does its thing but although being a travel retail exclusive, doesn't take you on a journey. 
    • Nose
      Ground pepper and smoky bacon fill the nose, accompanied by light lemony notes. Malt, sour apple, floral, slight sherry, peat smoke, chili pepper. It also reminds me of Zubrowka, a Polish vodka flavoured with a strand of bison grass (Prefer that to any plain vodka on a side note). Straightforward nose, nothing too complex.
    • Taste
      Thin mouthfeel although a big oak and pepper explosion. Black pepper, salt, red chili's, alcohol heat, peat, campfire smoke, slight iodine. Classic coastal flavours but it gets a little harsh and doesn't develop much. Could use some water/oxidization.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Hot, smoky and ashy finish. I can still taste this a few minutes later. After taking a deep breath a note of dark chocolate pops up, that surprised me positively.

  2. Easty79 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    A very nice smooth whisky - very smokey and peaty, flavourful.

    Have taken this to a whisky tasting and everytime everyone prefers it over everything else in the room.

    A good one for the collection and to have on hand for guests.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like it a lot
    Easy-drinking-dram
    the ChilliCatch can only be felt minimally
    • Nose
      sweet apple, warm wood?, sherry, sweetness, minimal smoke, light malt, plastic ?, raffia basket, Schiken, light ash
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      light caramel, dark malt, sweetness becomes more, slightly spicy, slightly salty, (rice) waffle, light orange, smoke, pepper or chilli
    • Finish
      medium to long
      very pleasant, light oak, light sherry, sweet, warm, nutty, earthy, astringent, ChilliCatch

  4. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Thin palate and a pretty lackluster peated dram, sweet and tart, light oak and spice try their best but cannot save this one
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweetened peat, ham, tobacco
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, bbq ribs, thin, salty,
    • Finish
      83 83
      Tart, vanilla, baking spice

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A relaxed all day dram without a lot of Tam Tam, which does not need much thought. Just into the glass and enjoy.
    • Nose
      Immediately strong smoke and the typical maritime note with paired peppery spice. At the same time I still have an extreme, sweet malty note with vanilla and honey; some caramel; again and again campfire
    • Taste
      Smoke (smoked ham) quickly changes to campfire smoke; Peppery pungency; Then the smoke becomes cold ashes (cold smoke), smoldering campfire; properly charred, but not unpleasant, becomes dry in the mouth. From time to time always the sweet touch, which stimulates the production of saliva; then again this maritime, rough note, which I really like with Talisker.
      He is in the mouth but clearly sweet. Really interesting. I really like it.
      He is totally accessible and uncomplicated. A relaxed All Day Dram without much Tam Tam.
    • Finish
      Smoke, becoming bitter; then again full board cute; dark chocolate, short espresso, then smoke again. Smoldering coal.

  10. Valérie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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