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Talisker Port Ruighe review

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WhiskyRant! review of Talisker Port RuigheTalisker Port Ruighe is matured in re-fill American and European oak casks. After that it’s been transferred to deeply charred barrels and finished in Port wine casks. This single malt was released quite soon after Talisker Storm’s launch in early 2013.

Another no age statement release quickly after Talisker Storm. Port Ruighe is pronounced Portree, which is the largest town on the Isle of Skye. That fact and the roughness combined to sweetness in Talisker Port Ruighe palate brings the movie Slap Shot to my mind.

Like a sweet SLAP SHOT down your throat

Slap Shot is one of the greatest sports movies ever made. Telling a funny but violent story of a small town hockey club, that tries to win it’s hockey games with fear of violence. An entertaining combo of comedy and roughness and not that well known film – kinda like the ingredients of Talisker Port Ruighe.

Hopefully this dram will get more recognition years within.

Matured in:
re-fill Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry casks, deeply charred barrels and finished in Ex-Port wine casks
Colour: Copper
Nose: Sophisticated smoke and peat with lots of sweetness. Lightly fruity and salty. Red wine and plums are present.
Taste: Sweet wine and peat mixed nicely together. Dried fruits on the background.
Finish: Peat fades away quickly, leaving fresh breeze of ginger and dry oak and dark chocolate.
Balance: Great whisky with sweet and rough spots. Real character from Scottish Islands – keep those peaty Port finishes coming!

Scoring

91
Nose:Taste:Finish:Balance:
24
23
22
22
Distillery: Talisker Region: Isle of Skye ABV: 45.8%
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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