Talisker Storm Scotch Comes Ashore In The States

DIAGEO TALISKER STORMTalisker distillery is known for being the only of its kind on the Scottish Isle of Skye. Established in 1830, it eventually came to be part of large spirits giant Diageo’s holdings. One of its offerings is known as Storm, and now word is this blended single malt Scotch is blowing onto American shores for around $66 per 750 ml bottle.

Said not to have a specific age statement, what is known about Talisker Storm is that each whiskey used in it was matured in both rejuvenated and refill oak casks for a minimum of three years. Once matured, they were blended together in such a way so as to allow for “greater flexibility to introduce a range of flavors to the final product based on the maturity, rather than age.”

Overall, Storm, which was bottled at 45.8% ABV, is described as being “more intense and smoky, with enhanced maritime notes that smoothly balance Talisker’s signature warm sweetness.” Like other Scotch, the distillery suggests this whiskey is “best enjoyed neat or with a few drops of distilled water to unlock the elegant balance of sweetness, smoke and salt evident through the warm finish.”

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Nino Marchetti

As the founder of The Whiskey Wash, I'm crazy about whiskey, I can tell you, and I aim to share this passion with you through this site. As for my professional background, I’m a writer and journalist by trade and an Internet dot-com veteran prior to that. My most recent venture prior to this was as the founder and editor-in-chief of EarthTechling, a leading consumer focused green technology news website. I also have an extensive collection of whiskies from both start up distilleries and centuries old operations in Scotland alike, sprinkled with some other odds and ends from around the world, that have provided me with a unique picture of what’s going on with this wonderful spirit.