8.4 (33)
Brand
Talisker
Expression
Port Ruighe
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Talisker Distillery
Origin
Island, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2013
ABV.
45.80%
Source
Diageo
In collection
190×

Review by Talisker

Colour

Dark, rich amber gold.

Nose

Instant, very well balanced and sweet, yet not cloying; overall, rather like the sweet smokiness of a fading wood fire with the fruity richness of ripe plums.

Palate

Sublime, smoky and savoury: spicy pepper rapidly grows into peatiness, as a creamy smokiness mingles with spice and dark fruits.

Finish

Long, memorable and mouth-filling, leaving on the tongue an appealing and intense cocoa-rich drying smokiness.

Note

Double matured in port casks, this malt is a toast to the Scottish traders who braved the high seas and were instrumental in the foundation of the port wine trade. Port Ruighe, pronounced ‘Portree’ is the Gaelic spelling of the once-bustling trading port on Skye. The port finish combines Talisker’ s powerful maritime character with succulent sweet notes of rich berry fruits for a superb taste experience.

Source: Diageo