Talisker Storm

Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

Tasted January 28, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Open 2 months Nose - Ocean-scented candle mixed with charcoal smoke, lemon, honeysuckle, honey, medium ethanol. Palate - Brine, medium peat, honey, black pepper, green apple, citrus rinds, bready. Finish is medium and oily, with spicier black pepper and citrus notes followed by salty honey and peat. This budget version of Talisker punches well above its weight. Considering it is the same proof but $18 less (comparing SC to NC prices, Storm isn't available in NC), I would recommend buying Talisker Storm over 10Y if you're hesitant on price. It has everything the 10Y does with a little more wood and peat influence. In this same price range I also prefer this to Laphroaig 10Y, although Ardbeg 10Y may still be my favorite in this class. Talisker is quickly becoming my favorite peated Scotch with its balance of peat, light honey, and sea salt.
53.99 USD per Bottle