Talisker 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.
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.