Talisker Port Ruighe

Peated Single Malt

Talisker // Islands, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 371 )

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.

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  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    American Oak and European Oak refill casks; finished in ruby port casks

Tasting Notes

"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."

Score 84

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