Talisker Port Ruighe
Peated Single Malt
Talisker // Islands, Scotland
Released in 2013 in select European markets, this no-age statement release is aged in a combination of American and European oak refill barrels, some with a deep char. The single malt finishes aging in former ruby port casks. The name Port Ruighe is pronounced "Port-Ree" and refers to the town of Portree, a port and the largest town on the Isle of Skye. This has been claimed to be a permanent bottling in the Talisker portfolio, but is currently unavailable in the US.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeAmerican Oak and European Oak refill casks; finished in ruby port casks
"Touches of vanilla and caramel are found on the nose along with wood spices and a dose of peat smoke. Sweet notes of chocolate raisins and a slight floral note soon come around. The whisky is a touch sweet with more of the same on the palate along with a pinch of salt. The finish is soft and has a moderate level of smoke and a modest amount of dried fruit. The tasting experience is pleasant, but the finish ends quickly."