Talisker Port Ruighe
Port Finish

70cl / 45.8%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Talisker Port Ruighe / Port Finish
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An early 2013 addition to Talisker's range, taking their classic Skye whisky and finishing it in ruby port casks, rounding the edges and bringing in rich, fruity sweetness.
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Earth Earth
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Biscuits Biscuits

Talisker Port Ruighe Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Cinder toffee, chocolate, salted caramel, dried fruit and a hint of rose-water Turkish Delight.

    Palate: Stewed raisins, sweet caramel and more of the gentle floral rosiness, with smoky burnt toffee.

    Finish: Long and smoky, with the sweetness fading to reveal cocoa.

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    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.

22 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    18 May

    Its nice. But not amazing. I mean if you have some spare cash lying about, its certainly worth giving it a go, but there are better out there for just a tenner more, bowmore 15, talisker distillers edition and glenglassaugh peated portwood are all better and more lip smackingly good. This is just good.

  • 4
    9 April

    Nice whisky

  • 5
    10 January

    A very tasty whisky, full bodied with a lot of depth and character. Sweetness and the port come through, with a subtle smoke that builds nicely.

  • 5
    27 November 2017

    Our family has roots from the Isle of Skye and we visited the Talisker distillery last year. We bought our first bottle of Talisker Port Ruighe after enjoying some at Sandy Bell's in Edinburgh. We enjoy all the Talisker whiskies, but Port Ruighe has become our family favorite. It's impossible to find in the States, but the Whisky Exchange makes it possible. The Port Ruighe is wonderful from start to finish, and it appeals to many different palates.

  • 5
    21 July 2017

    Wow! So many rich flavours, smokey, sweet, loads of depth and great value for money.

  • 5
    19 July 2017

    A perfect mixture of smokiness, flavour, richness and a whiff of the Minch

  • 4
    10 February 2017

    I really like Talisker, I've been to the distillery a couple of times and I think the balanced smokiness of their whisky really works, so I thought I would give the Port Ruighe a go. To me the port cask has diminished the smoke so if you like a gentle sweetish smokey whisky but with a bit of "grunt" then you will like the Port Ruighe, I've given it a 4 star as I prefer the smokiness of the more traditional Taliskers but I can still appreciate that this is a nicely balanced whisky at a decent price.

  • 5
    24 October 2016

    A friend brought it back. Great warmth with a variety of sensory treats. Can't find it here in Hawaii

  • 5
    21 October 2016

    Love this addition to their range! For my taste it is spot on. Slight sweetness compliments the smokiness and will keep this on my go to list for sure

  • 3
    9 March 2016

    This is a very nice smoky whisky with the delicious sweet notes of port but it needs more refinement. Good but not great.

  • 4
    14 February 2016

    I'd concur with the majority view on this one: it's a perfect balance of the Talisker maritime taste with the fruitiness of the port finish. Just a touch too potable, it didn't last as long as I should have made it last . . . .

  • 5
    3 October 2015

    Fantastic sweet start and then smoky finish

  • 5
    21 February 2015

    Loves smoked mackerel finish. Shocked, with awe the first time round, would most definitely recommend every time.

  • 5
    23 January 2015

    What a beautiful whisky from Talisker. rich and fruity with great lingering taste on the pallate and with that hint of smoke, this is a real winner for me.

  • 2
    10 July 2014

    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.

  • 5
    9 July 2014

    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.

  • 4
    9 July 2014

    Love it. Subtle mix of peat and port with the Talisker pepper we love. Big finish.

  • 5
    9 July 2014

    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!

  • 5
    9 July 2014

    Everything Talisker is delicious, and the Port Ruighe is no exception.

  • Anonymous 16 April 2014

    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.

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