Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
Named after the principal town and port on the Isle of Skye, this Talisker expression was released in April 2013 “as a tribute to the great Scottish trading-houses such as the Cockburns, Grahams and Symingtons who were instrumental in the creation and global growth of the port wine trade."
Talisker Port Ruighe is a blend of malts matured in American oak and European oak refill casks with spirit that has been filled into specially conditioned deeply charred casks. The blend is then finished in casks that have previously held port wine.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 04/05/2013
Clear, coppery golden amber.
Light smoke, smouldering embers and toasty oak with dried fruit, honey, fudge and nougat.
Intense but balanced with smoke quickly building, dry cedar wood, trademark sweetness augmented with rich berry fruit, vanilla fudge, peppery spice and light salt/iodine notes. Water reveals charcoal, tones down the honey and strangely amplifies the spice.
Long finish fades with peppery spice, lingering smoke and cigar box.