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Talisker Storm

Left me wanting

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

5th Jun 2013


Talisker Storm
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Talisker created quite a bit of buzz around this particular No Age Statement bottling with many speculating that this would be the complete Skye malt. But it was not to be...

The typical salty Talisker nose is at first comforting as it brings with it the traditional Skye notes like lemon zest, melted butter with herbs drizzled on a salmon and cream pie soaked in brine. I quite liked the nose.

The palate, on the other hand, is a touch disappointing for me. While the delivery is quite intensely spicy with a lemon honey twang it is the presence of something mysteriously bitter which throws me off towards the end. Quite unsettling if you ask me.

The oily finish, unfortunately, retains the nagging bitterness which I can only hope later editions address.

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Victor commented

@tabarakRazvi, thank you for the review. Bitterness on the finish of the Talisker Storm does not seem like something that is likely to go away. If you keep the bottle on hand for a period of time, please do comment on any changes to the Talisker Storm that develop as a result of exposure to the air.

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MaltActivist commented

I'll try it again in a couple of weeks and see if the oxidization has had any affect on it.

10 years ago 0

OCeallaigh commented

I just tried it as well, and I found it underwhelming. It was relatively intense,but not a lot of depth or subtlety. Still good though, I am a sucker for Talisker… but if I wanted something simply big and intense, there are other bottles I would rather have…

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