Talisker Port Ruighe

The Port Ruighe is a tribute to the Scottish traders of the 19th century, who brought port wine casks from Portugal. Port Ruighe is the largest town on the Isle of Skye.

The Port Ruighe is a tribute to the Scottish traders of the 19th century, who brought port wine casks from Portugal. Port Ruighe is the largest town on the Isle of Skye.

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6135
Talisker
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
45.8%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Port
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Plum:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Salt:
Berries:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chocolate:
Herb:
Dried Fruit:
Ham:
Honey:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Raisin:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Blackberry:
Cheese:
Clove:
Date:
Fig:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Leather:
Nutmeg:
Nuts:
Peach:
Pear:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Sweet:
Chili:
Sherry:
Malt:
Nuts:
Herb:
Maritime Notes:
Oil:
Salt:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Alcohol:
Oak:
Berries:
Grape:
Plum:
Seaweed:
Bonfire Smoke:
Vanilla:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Leather:
Raisin:
Cinnamon:
Ham:
Herbs:
Apple:
Clove:
Date:
Heather:
Iodine:
Mint:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Zitrus:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Oak:
Malt:
Sherry:
Herb:
Chili:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Salt:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Berries:
Coffee:
Honey:
Leather:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Black Currant:
Blackberry:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Ham:
Heather:
Nuts:

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27. Nov 2014
Aroma:
Strong Peat Smoke a lot of Fruit
Taste:
Intense, sweetness, FruitSpicesBonfire Smoke cedar, mint
Finish:
Long mouth filling with Peat Smoke
Comment:
Nosing:
Sweet smokiness of a dying wood burning fire with the richness of ripen plums.
Taste:
The initial pepper on the tongue soon develops into a peatiness with a difference. A creamy smokiness mingled with spice and dark fruits.
Finish:
Long lingering dry smokiness
Tomasz
29. Jul 2019
Comment: For me among three Taliskers I've tried, this one is in the middle. Better than D.E. (yes, I am shocked as well) but much worse than my favourite 10. It is surprisingly nice for NAS, not to harsh in terms of alcohol. If I am not looking at the label, this is quite nice whisky in a good price, fruity (mostly plum), peppery, smoky in a way Talisker 10 is. But when I know it's Talisker I feel like its just not what I am looking for having tried perfect 10.
Agerskov
01. Nov 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeBerriesBlackberryPlumChocolateCloveAlmondsCinnamonFigTobacco

Taste: Peat SmokeFruitPlumCinnamonBarleyBlackberryChiliSpicesSalt

Finish: CoffeeBlackberryFruitSpicesPeat Smoke

Comment: Quite pleasent, but not very interesting. The smell is more thin than I expected, however, the taste is stronger than I expected.
kroman
01. Feb 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeBerriesSweet

Taste: Initially Sweet and Fruit followed by intense Cinnamon and Chili

Finish: long and mouthwatering Peat SmokePepper and Sweet

Comment: Not nearly as complex as the Distillers Edition (D.E.), but still enjoyable. While talisker is known for their "chilli catch", the palate reminded me A LOT of cinnimon candies (kind of the same thing, I guess). As the bottle settled down after a few months, the chilli/cinnamon became increasingly replaced by the berries and fruit of the port, especially in the nose.

To me, this seemed to be the least smoky talisker I've had (although still plenty of smoke)...maybe the port covered it up. If you find that the D.E. has a little too much ham, leather and smoke, this fruity, sweet and spicy alternative might be for you!
29. Apr 2017
smets
07. Jul 2017
29. Jul 2017
23. Mar 2019
Merryn
25. Jul 2020