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"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

The perfect

Talisker Port Ruighe was made for sipping neat.

WHISKY & ...

The soft texture and the depth of the extra-aged Comté cheese tames the Talisker and makes its spicy, green flavours more accessible.

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The Big Smoke, a whisky martini made with vodka, Talisker and a lemon twist, is a superbly flavoursome aperitif.

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Talisker Port Ruighe On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


A fruity, spicy Island expression from the oldest distillery on Skye.


Dark, rich amber gold.


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.


Medium bodied and softly textured.


Sublime, smoky and savoury: spicy pepper rapidly grows into peatiness, as a creamy smokiness mingles with spice and dark fruits.


Long, memorable and mouth-filling, leaving on the tongue an appealing and intense cocoa-rich drying smokiness.


Distillery: TaliskerTM

Strength: 45.8% ABV

Place of Origin: Isle of Skye

Region: Island.


in brief…A fruity, spicy expression of Talisker at its confident best: a stunning, bold all-rounder with impeccable balance.

in a sentence… Great at natural strength, when its clean, fresh smokiness is precisely balanced by sweetness, and equally good with water, when it’s softer, with a classic balance of sweet fruit, floral notes, cedar wood spice, and savoury smoke.


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. The smoke soon parts to reveal a layer of honeyed malt and creamy toffee. Further in, there’s a subtle medley of cedar-wood, menthol and refreshing red fruit, gently edged by dark chocolate and vanilla. It’s softer with water, but still sweet, with smoke and maritime notes. Ripe red fruit emerges on a bed of rich, sweet toffee, while the smoke recedes in favour of floral notes on a buttery biscuit base, still with hints of menthol and cedar.


Smooth and mouth-coating: the spicy pepper on the tongue rapidly grows into peatiness with a difference, as a creamy smokiness mingles with spice and dark fruits. The earthy, soft notes found in a French chocolate tart are balanced by the bite of red fruit, cherry or plum; then a wave of softly drying volcanic smoke introduces superb, chewy malt. It’s softer and sweeter with water; rounded and minty, with that spicy wood leading a sublime, smoky savoury and sweetly aromatic flavour development.

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