Double matured in port casks, this malt is a toast to the Scottish traders who braved the high seas and were instrumental in the foundation of the port wine trade. Port Ruighe, pronounced ‘Portree’ is the Gaelic spelling of the once-bustling trading port on Skye. The port finish combines Talisker’ s powerful maritime character with succulent sweet notes of rich berry fruits for a superb taste experience.
Appearance: Dark, rich amber gold.
Nose: Instant, very well balanced and sweet, yet not cloying; overall, rather like the sweet smokiness of a fading wood fire with the fruity richness of ripe plums.
Palate: Sublime, smoky and savoury: spicy pepper rapidly grows into peatiness, as a creamy smokiness mingles with spice and dark fruits.
Finish: Long, memorable and mouth-filling, leaving on the tongue an appealing and intense cocoa-rich drying smokiness.
Alcohol Content: 45.8%
Review: “The additional maturation has amplified a sweet side to this islander. Not a bad thing either” – Rob Allanson 2013, Whisky Magazine, Issue 112, p.68.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made of 100% malted barley, is from just one single distillery and has not been blended with any other product from elsewhere. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for a minimum of three years. Each distillery has its own unique style of character due to ingredients, production techniques and maturation.
Disclaimer: Excessive alcohol consumption is harmful to your health, strictly not for sale to persons under the age of 18 years.