One Litre Scotch Super Deals
This is where the value is! Fabulous prices on big-name brands at direct import prices including Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Bowmore and more. Many bottlings otherwise available via duty free only.
As the coronavirus continues to create havoc across the globe, no industry has taken the brunt of its force more than the travel industry. With flights cancelled and borders closed, international travel has ground to a halt. The immediate effect on Travel Retail / Duty Free has been so great, word is that some distilleries are suspending the production of one litre bottlings usually reserved for Travel Retail / Duty Free. Until the travel industry is back on its feet and there is renewed demand from international tourists, supplies of one litre whiskies and other spirits will most likely start to dry up. Already re-stocks of many Glenfarclas, Macallan, Bowmore, Balvenie whiskies, just to name a few, are becoming difficult to procure. Now is the time to grab these one litre super deals on Scotch whisky as supply is not guaranteed for the foreseeable future.
- 92Direct Import ReducedIsle of Skye, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $199.00
- ABV 45.8%
Described as the smokiest whisky produced at Talisker.Other reviews... some pretty chunky peat and spice is blown around the glass, certainly big enough to take the muscovado sugars head on...the sugars on the nose appear to multiply on delivery, as does the bourbon-style tannin-led liquorice and hickory...all is fresh and balanced enough to come good, even with some very late spices; much more like it! Unlike the storm which appeared to labour under some different American oak, this is just brimming with vitality and purpose. 45.8% Alc./Vol.
" this is just brimming with vitality and purpose." - Jim Murray
92 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 ... Dark Storm is exclusive to Travel Retail outlets, and maturation has taken place in deeply charred casks. Rich, fruity spices on the nose, quite citric, with brine and aromatic smoke. The smoke elbows its way to the fore in time. Full, sweet, fruity flavors on the palate, some vanilla, then smoke, licorice, and spice hit home. A classic Talisker smoke and chili finish, but cranked up a notch or two!
89 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Winter 2013)
- 94 93Direct ImportIsle of Skye, SCOTLAND$99.99 Bottle
'The lava of the Cuillins' - that is how Talisker, the Golden Spirit of Skye was described by one poetic taster. This is indeed a turbulent Gaelic malt ; the only single malt from a spectacularly beautiful island of wild moorlands and dramatic mountain peaks known as the Cuillins. Built in Carbost in 1831 near 'Talisker House', the distillery has entertained such personalities as Boswell & Johnson. Another celebrity who enjoyed his Talisker was author, Robert Louis Stevenson, describing it in 1880 as 'king 'o' drinks'. Stevenson rightly recognised it as bearing similarities to both the Glenlivet and Islay malts. However, by taking 'the best of both worlds' so to speak, Talisker had achieved a new, unique style of whisky.
- ABV 45.8%
In 1892 Roderick Kemp, a part owner sold his share to establish the now immortal Macallan distillery, however, the distillery has continued strong since.
Tasting note: Rich amber gold colour with golden hue. Pungent-yet-fresh with Islay-like seaweedy, smokiness and sweet fruity maltiness. A great sniff. Bold maritime influence on the palate too, perfectly complemented by a spicy, very peppery, long lingering finish. A little honey threads its way through the beautifully balanced spirit - not harsh but warming. Fine, individual malt. Remains an island classic. 45.8% Alc./Vol.A quite stupendous malt to be enjoyed at any time. But especially at night.
93 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019 ...Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that gives the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker’s smoke, which ain't as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit. 90 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Dave Broom (Summer 2012)
… Nose: A razor-sharp spiciness lances through Demerara sweetness and rich peat. Absolutely magnificent. Palate: The enormous build up of spice adds to the multi-layered peat. The sweetness is almost like freshly crushed grist. Wave upon wave, layer upon layer of complexity. Finish: Massively warming and still spicy. The peat lingers while the spice bristles. Comment: A dram to be savoured and celebrated. Rating: 95 - www.whiskymag.com.