Talisker Port Ruighe

Peated Single Malt — Islands, Scotland

4.5 out of 5 stars
Nose: Salt and smoke arrive initially with notes of charred wood and beach moss. The slight of peat with a hint of green pitted olives subside and citrus appears along with dark chocolate. The port cask influence lingers with blackberries and prune from start to finish. Palate: Very oily, coating the whole mouth with strong notes of smoke than the nose suggests. The salt is not as aggressive, but allows for chili to appear. The chocolate is lighter now, a milk chocolate with ever-present citrus and caramel. The port influence lacks on the palate, but still appears with lighter hints of raspberries and grapes. Finish: Medium in length with strong oak notes, caramel and lingering smoke.