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Talisker Dark Storm Tasting notes and reviews

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Talisker Dark Storm

Brand
Talisker
Expression
Dark Storm
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.80%
Produced at
Talisker Distillery
Region
Islands

Neil Ridley

84
Nose
?A hot spicy peat, integrates with peppercorns, some roasted red pepper, but sits alongside something a little sweeter and more perfumed. Some toffee sweetness is there too.
Palate
?The pepper from the nose coats the tongue and you're immediately into a very savoury affair, with oak cakes, a touch of red chilli, but backed with a hint of sweetness.
Finish
?The pepperiness dies away to reveal a lingering oakiness and red apple skin.
Comment
?Potent, yet inviting, this has plenty going on to keep the keenest of palates entertained with it.

Rob Allanson

85
Nose
?A clean, medicinal peat hit, barbequed sweet peppers, dried chilli flakes, ground black pepper. Then almost a lavendar soap note, a sweetness, cinnamon bagels, incense.
Palate
?A great balance of sweet notes (caramel, apple pie and toffee pennies) and savoury (fresh bread, roast capsicums and dired chillies). Brewing puerh tea note too.
Finish
?Those chillies and an emergent oak note give grip and spice.
Comment
?So much going on but all well integrated and balanced.
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