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Talisker Port Ruighe combines the powerful, smoky and maritime character of Talisker with the sweet, juicy notes of ripe berries, which adds wonderful flavor contrasts. Just as Talisker Talisker Port Ruighe Storm is a permanent to ... Read more..
Talisker Port Ruighe combines the powerful, smoky and maritime character of Talisker with the sweet, juicy notes of ripe berries, which adds wonderful flavor contrasts.
Just as Talisker Talisker Port Ruighe Storm is a permanent addition to the current basic series of Talisker's single malt whiskeys. This new single malt Talisker offers lovers a new, fascinating dimension to enjoying this pronounced Island single malt.
Talisker Port Ruighe be introduced in phases from the end of April in several Western European markets. (As far as we know, the Netherlands will pass their turn in speptember) Estimated street price is 20-25% higher than that of the standard Talisker 10 Years Old. There is no age designation on the bottle and the percentage of alcohol, traditional, 45.8%.
Master Blender Maureen Robinson explains:
"Talisker Port Ruighe is a combination of whiskey has matured in American oak and European oak refill casks, as we have traditionally been used to do, besides whiskey matured in specially conditioned vessels with an extra heavy blake ring. After that, the whiskey finished in vats containing previously postage and thereby add spicy, fruity notes. They combine elegantly with the clean, fresh smokiness of the essential Talisker character. "
Distillery manager Mark Lochhead adds:
"The Talisker enthusiasts are spoiled this spring! After Talisker Storm, which was very well received, we now offer a contrasting taste experience. Whiskey Drinkers who love a hint of rich aromatic fruit will become intrigued by the combination with the smoke of Talisker. It's still a real Talisker, but from a different, memorable hook. "
Color: Dark, rich amber / gold.
Smell: The sweet smoke of a dying wood fire with the fruity richness of ripe plums. The smoke quickly reveals a layer of honey-like malt and creamy toffee. Afterwards follows a subtle blend of cedar, menthol and fresh red fruit, friendly bounded by bitter chocolate and vanilla. With water it is all a bit softer, but still sweet, with smoky and salty tones. Then looms ripe red fruit on a bed of rich sweet toffee, while smoke drifts back in favor of flowery tones on a buttery biscuit base, surrounded by cedar and menthol.
Body: medium, soft in structure.
Taste: Smooth and mouth carpeting: the spicy pepper on the tongue grows quickly distinguishing peat smoke, when a creamy smoke mingles with spice and dark fruit. The earthen soft tones of a pure chocolate cake balanced by the bite of red fruit, cherries and plums; then follows a wave of gentle drying volcanic smoke that leads to a beautiful mouth malt filling. Softer and sweeter with water; busty and Muntig; spicy wood performs a smoky, spicy and sweet-aromatic development.
Finish: Long, memorable and mouth-filling; on the tongue remains an attractive and intensely rich dry smoke with a full cocoa character behind.
Cranberry, cherry, toffee, dark chocolate and peat.
Toffee, peat, cherry candy, dark chocolate, cranberry and pepper.
Dark chocolate, peat, cherry, cranberry, gingerbread and clove.
The port casks have a really big influence on this one. I actually like it pretty much.
Very good NAS whisky. Smoke and port finish go together perfectly
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