Peated Single Malt
Talisker // Islands, Scotland
Released at the end of 2013, Talisker Storm is aged in a mix of used barrels and rejuvenated casks. The latter have been de-charred before being re-charred. Like its older brother, the 10 year, it is bottled at 91.6 proof. This peated whisky from the Isle of Skye is a moderate level on the peat scale, but the charred barrels kicks up the smoke a couple of notches.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"The smoke and saline qualities come through on the aroma of the whisky. The fruit component is somewhat more subdued, but there are citrus and pear notes to be found. Honey and malty aspects provide a nice weight to the whisky while it turns dry and spicy upon the finish. All and all, not a bad expression, but it loses points for a name that doesn't deliver; this is more moody and brooding than stormy and intense."