Talisker, known for producing a powerfully peat-smoked whisky from the Isle of Skye, has introduced an even more intense edition: Talisker Storm. Unlike their other offerings, it bears no age statement, allowing master distiller Mark Lochhead to favor barrel choices over age. The result is a dram with a concentrated smokiness. It’s remarkably balanced, with enough sweet butterscotch and sea spray aromas to tame the smoke.
Diageo, Norwalk, CT
This story appears in the print issue of April 2013.
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