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Talisker 'Storm'

(45.8%, OB, NAS, 2013*)
Average Score: 86
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Bottling NameStorm
Alcohol By Volume45.8%
Average Score86

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson86
Ho-cheng Yao87
Craig Daniels81
Krishna Nukala85
Pit Krause86
Thomas Lipka88
Tim Puett86

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonA bit thin, tendrils of white smoke. A bit bland maltiness thrown in. Quite coastal, and fresh. Hints of seaweed. Nice nose. Very oily mouthfeel, and drinkable. Thin smokiness, coastal style. Invigorating despite its oiliness. Not bad.
Craig DanielsNose; seaweed and bacon, very sweet malt, some aspartame and a farmyard leatheriness. Palate; smoky, leathery and very saccharine sweet. There's a disconnect between the Talisker leatheriness and an almost Speyside sweetness; almost like it was 50/50 Benromach 6 Peat Smoke and Talisker 10. The younger material is almost certainly from bourbon wood and more heavily peated than the usual Talisker.
Krishna NukalaPeat and smoke. Some chalk and earth like. With few drops of water we get some digestive buscuits which are very malty and give wholesome feeling. Say vanilla? On palate it is sweet and syrupy. Nice full bodied. Nice and easy to drink and finishes strongly with peat and smoke. ( Blind tasting notes of MMA 2013)