Talisker Storm has an aroma of spicy oak, smoked beef, black pepper and honey. The aroma gives way to notes of mellow and rich caramel on the palate that are followed by warming notes of pepper and cloves. The finish is smooth and lasting, with touches of smoke, pepper and salt.
Single malt Scotch: a delight usually refrained from until after dinner. Most popular pairing: the cigar
About the Varietal:
Single malt Scotch is a type of Scotch whisky, distilled by a single distillery in a pot still, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient. As with any Scotch whisky, a Single Malt Scotch must be distilled in Scotland and matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured for longer). * "Malt" indicates that the whisky is distilled from a single "malted" grain. Not all grains can be malted (rye is another grain which can be malted), but in the case of single malt Scotch, barley is always the grain used. * "Single" indicates that all the malts in the bottle comes from a single distillery. Multi-distillery malts are usually called "blended malt", "vatted malt" or (deliberately confusing, perhaps) "pure malt".