Sweet Maltiness with red berry fruit moves to smoke and pepper Mellow and rich, then very spicy: a pure tongue coating sweetness joins a nutty smokiness to embrace those spicier notes Drier and medium length finish with a lasting, smooth aftertaste, in which light peaty burnt embers can be found Sitting amongst the Inner Hebridean Scottish Isles, Skye is rugged, windswept and a place of extremes. Our whisky captures the spirit of its island home perfectly. In 1825, Hugh MacAskill of Eigg acquired the Talisker House and along with his brother built what was to become one of the world's most popular distilleries on the shore of Loch Harport. Now it is one of the oldest single malt Scotch whiskies made by the sea. Through fire, war and financial crises, this northern outpost has remained strong: producing consistently fine whiskies which, once tried, are rarely forgotten.
Lovely, golden honey over heather flowers and toasted barley, this Talisker bottling suspends its peat influence until your palate, evoking the prearrival of a storm leading to its downpour. The finish is long and consistent, revealing an expertise in blending. - 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended). 45.8% Alcohol. Talisker Storm is best enjoyed neat or with a few drops of distilled water to unlock the elegant balance of sweetness, smoke and salt evident through the warm finish.. Nose: At first restrained yet spicy, with a hint of struck matches; fresh-clean and growing in complexity like a gathering storm to reveal a honeyed sweet maltiness with ripe red berry fruit. Eventually a little well integrated mellow smoke drifts across the scene as a wild sea turns up briny, fresh clean notes, and an oily explosion of pepper.
Palate: At first sweetly mellow and rich in the mouth then quickly very spicy and increasingly stormy as the Talisker heat comes through. It's as if the pure, tongue-coating sweetness joins hands with a deep nutty smokiness to embrace those spicier notes. The flavour is elegantly drawn out with a good balance between sweetness, smoke and salt, which is all the more evident when a little water is added.
Finish: Clean and of medium length, warming, with a lasting, smooth aftertaste, in which late peaty burnt embers can be found.