Nose: Crunchie bars, Turkish Delight rosiness, rich salty caramel, touches of dried fruit. Quite light and fresh for a Port finished whisky.
Palate: More Turkish Delight bars, heavy on the rosewater, stewed raisins, lots of caramel sweetness and a smoky burnt toffee/treacle note.
Finish: Smoke pops up more on the finish, with sweetness slowly fading to biscuity wood (chocolate digestives).
Comment: This is definitely not your regular Talisker – loads of oily sweetness as well as floral note that came through as Turkish Delight for me (specifically Fry’s). If you like wine finished whisky, then this will be right up your street.
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Nose: Chocolate, turf, raisins. All quite rich and upfront, with red wine plumminess coming through strongly. Some putty and dusty notes. Reveals bandagey, Jaffa cake and bramble aromas with time in the glass.
Palate: Wine-like berry fruit, much more fruity than expected from the nose. Also wet peat, spongecake with damson jam, chocolate raisins, earth, burnt gingerbread. The peat smoke is much more evident on the palate than the nose.
Finish: Drying and gets a bit dusty with wet oak, but some cocoa notes save it. Marinated raisins, prunes, dried mud and chocolate shavings.
Customer Reviews:(8 reviews)
Peat Whiskeys are always my preference and Talisker one of my favourite distilleries but Port finished Whiskey after numerous tries with different distilleries does not live up to the hype.
- N Samuels, 10th July
I wasn't sure that a wine finished malt would be at the top of my list. Recently, I tried this with a rack of lamb dinner and was just exceptional. As an after dinner malt with lamb or fish, this Talisker stands out. I highly recommend this and I just purchased my second bottle of it. I like the balance of the smoke and the sweetness.
- James Gibbs, 9th July
Love it. Subtle mix of peat and port with the Talisker pepper we love. Big finish.
- Jeff, 9th July
I'm not usually a peaty/smoke lover, but the Port Ruighe has the perfect balance, definitely the best dram I've had of 2014!
- Steve.H, 9th July
Everything Talisker is delicious, and the Port Ruighe is no exception.
- Martin C. Duffy, 9th July
I am new to Talisker single malts having tried just the Talisker DE version and now this one. I think I prefer the DE version but this Port Ruighe is great. Many reviews of it are mixed but I am totally satisfied with my purchase. The smoke lingers but doesn't overwhelm.
- anonymous, 16th April
I was given this for my birthday and love its nose ,its smoothness and lingering taste, hope I get one next birthday.
- james henderson, 13th April
I love Talisker Port Ruighe. I tasted this amazing malt at Hogmanay and would recommend this as one of the top single malts I have tasted.
- Alasdair Fyfe, 2nd January
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