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
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. 

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


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


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+ ]

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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