Talisker Port Ruighe
Added on Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:58 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.80 % Region: Island
  Price: $70 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Bourbon and sherry casks finished in port casks. 2013 release.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of dried fruits, sweet, peat, oceanic. Palate is sweet and nice, sort of a rasiny thing with pepper and smoke. Not a really heavy kind of smoke. The sweetness gets heavy-handed and basically becomes too much. Odd balance. 
Andy
 

n:  Cheap port finish you've had over and over.

 

p:  Thin.  Too thin.  White pepper. Better than the average malt but not much.

 
Ries
 

n: Black grapes, spice, bread dough, and a hint of smoked pickle brine. Predominately port nose with some balsamic vinegar.

 

t: Initial is the overly strong port influence of blanched red berries and some tropical fruit. Mid-pallate gives you the tease of what Talisker should be like with the sweet smoke, leather, and salt. Finish is where is falls apart - overripe fruit, black pepper from a plastic shaker in Denny's, and some sour rag.

 

Not a good cask selection for Talisker. I love Talisker, I do, but this doesn't work and is out of balance and stale.  [C/C+ ]

 
Dan
 
Orange-red hue. Very bland and simple. Nothing special on the nose. The most un-like Talisker Talisker I have ever had. Ugh. The port (I think) has taken away whatever Talisker qualities were there. Very dissapointing. [8/8/14] 
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