Talisker Storm Scotch
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Talisker Storm Scotch

Item # 29748 750mL
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Tasting Notes

This special-release will not disappoint lovers of this distillery. The Storm bottling offers up a rich, slightly bigger, creamy style compared to the 10-year. Strong fruit at first like banana and apples are complemented by salt, and a good dash of campfire smoke. A great dram that reminds you how versatile Scotch can be. A perfect pairing with oysters!


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Staff Pick Notes

Having tasted through Islay and back again, I find myself running into the belief that, "the only good smoky whiskies come from Islay." While I'd lay down my life for the Kingdom of Peat, there's lots of quality whisky with great smoke character outside Islay. Talisker, from the Isle of Skye, makes a no age statement dram, "Talisker Storm," which, in my opinion, out performs its 10-year-old predecessor. It starts with a powerful bouquet of sea salt, caramelized bananas, and dry wood smoke. The palate is full of brine, malt, dry chocolate, bananas foster, and, of course, savory smoke. So I'll tell you this once, fellow smoke lovers. Don't leave yourself stranded on Islay afraid to venture to other coasts. There's great whisky out there; all you need is the courage to pull the cork!

- SD

Pairing Advice

You might be surprised to see us pairing Scotch with shellfish—and oysters, no less!—but trust us; we have the inside scoop. This special-release will not disappoint lovers of this distillery. The Storm bottling offers up a rich, slightly bigger, and creamier style compared to the 10-year. Strong fruit at first like banana and apples are complemented by salt, and a good dash of campfire smoke. A great dram that reminds you how versatile Scotch can be.

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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