Talisker Port Ruighe

Overall rating
83.57/100
votes
1680
Whiskybase ID
WB40583
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finished in Port Casks
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3093CM000
Barcode
5000281033143
Added on
09 mar 2013 7:54 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 50.76

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Whisky reviews for Talisker Port Ruighe

169 users have left 182 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.57 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, rich aroma, taste is slightly peredblen, and poorer in comparison with aroma, but also dense and saturated, the finish is long, suffers less from oak and greatly adds development, overall good whisky.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, salty sea shades and lemon, leather goods, berry notes with sourness - red currant, lingonberry; gypsum, dry plaster; dry boards, grain, light herbal motifs, drying hay.
    • Taste
      Dense, astringent, a lot of oak, ginger, coffee, bitterness of young bark, pepper, lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, oak, leather goods, ginger, astringent notes, lemon, black pepper, sweet candy motifs, light smoke and ash.

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  3. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Great combination of port, spice and subtle smoke. And the usual Talisker chili catch can also be perceived very cautiously in the finish. In combination with the very good PLV a really great malt.

  4. KEngelaar scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Better than 10 year old, Dark Storm and Skye. It just doesn't smell like burnt rubber.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet smoke, grapes, mild oak and vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke, sweet, grapes, liquorice.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Liquorice, sweet, port wine.

  5. Spoerkel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. dapoinbua scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  7. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Saltiness is one of the most prominent characteristics of this whisky. The aromas reveal the port influences, but not much of it on the palate.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fine smoke, malt, honey, maritime and clearly salty influences, dark fruits and citrus
    • Taste
      81 81
      Smoke, malt, honey, some bitterness, salty
    • Finish
      81 81
      Slightly too short finish, smoke, bitterness, pepper, salt

  8. springtank scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    That familiar Talisker maritime salinity mingles nicely with the sweetness from the port finish. Sweet peat, caramel, sea air, pepper, seaweed, barbeque sauce, iodine, spice. Rich red fruits in the background. Water brings out chocolate. Delicious.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. Finn2206 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice marriage between the fresh and briny Talisker with sherry influences.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  12. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. Obynapewno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      light smoke, wine, salt, leather
    • Taste
      oily, orange, dried fruit, wood, light smoke, some coffee
    • Finish
      medium, woody, smoky

  14. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    S 6
    I can hardly recognise this as Talisker on the nose due to the increased peat level and port cask sweetness. An interesting one but not the Talisker I know. No off-notes, but a bit too much port cask and peated malt here.

    My second sample was recently bottled [First 01 July 2021, Second 27/03/2022]. The flavour profile looks quite different from the old reviews here, did they increase the peat level for all Talisker in recent years?

    [78-82] Good buy when I've extra money to spend, most whisky stays within this band.

    N 25
    Moderately peated. Barley sugar. Dark fruit sweetness. A whiff of the coastal breeze.

    P 24
    Again, moderately peated. Hay. Chewy, candied sweet and winery fruit (Crushed plum, grapes) with a touch of weird bitterness around the edges. Also some spices (fresh ginger, black pepper).

    F 25
    Mid finish. Mostly just sweet peat smoke lingering. Peppery spices have finally returned but were suppressed.

  15. МММ68 scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

  16. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Talisker Port Ruighe, like Storm, is a 2013 launch. Named after the once thriving trading port on the Isle of Skye. In addition to the maritime Talisker character, storage in port wine casks ensures complexity and an intense fruit note of ripe red fruits. Without an age statement, the Talisker Port Ruighe is bottled at 45.8% ABV.

  17. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Little is said about the finish in port barrels - dryness in the aftertaste and sourness on the palate. Unlike the 10 year old, this release holds better smoke. Balances perfectly in the air!
    • Nose
      Malt, rich in peat smoke, burnt wood, gouache, noticeably alcoholic.
    • Taste
      Smoke, red berries, 6 out of 10 sweetness, ginger bitterness and pungency.
      In the air, honey, citruses, gouache, ripe garden fruits, and the sourness of barberry quickly gain strength.
    • Finish
      Astringent, tannin, sour, dry.

  18. kikist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Earthy, orange cake, sweet, sour green tea
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet, little bit of peat, artificial peach and lot of chilly & pepper
    • Finish
      80 80
      pepper, oily artificial fruit flavors

  19. KentWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  20. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    pleasant profile. Nice port maturation combined with the typical Talisker character. Very tasty.

  21. LDB scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    (Notes from a blind tasting)
    Unfortunately, I find it a bit meaningless,
    a rather weak and too young or immature whisky.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Right at the beginning a clear smoky nose, at the same time aromatic and slightly metallic, but also reminiscent of ripe berries.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet, a little tingly, smooth, then clearly peppery.
      The pepper portion in the mouth suggests a talisker.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Peat flavors become a bit bitter in the finish, which leads relatively quickly into a general smoky note.

  22. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Feel the influence of the port barrels. Lots of dark fruit.
    • Taste
      Salt. Sweet peat. Spices. Pepper. Dark fruit. Sea.
    • Finish
      Dark fruit. Salt. Sea. Salty caramel.

  23. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    a bargain for the money. Just get one or two, or 10 bottles of it. Will be still good in 1000 years then ;)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I haven't had this since not long after it was launched and it suffers from the comparison in my head. It is still very good, but not the show stopper I remember it to be. Which I half expected, to be honest. As a benchmark, I think I like this just a touch more than the Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Sea-salted toffee, terry's chocolate orange, cooked plums, gooseberry, rhubarb. Demerara sugar, raisins, prunes, balsamic glaze, peat, Marzipan
    • Taste
      78 78
      Candied orange peel, maraschino cherry, milk chocolate, plum Danish and then a neat switch to savoury peat, ash and maritime notes.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Cinnamon, leather, the pepper1 and salt of high quality Mediterranean extra virgin olive oil, some gentle mint, cardamom, and finally chocolate covered orange peel trailing ash.

  25. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Just go buy the 10 year old instead of this.

  26. Funtik scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  27. The_Osprey scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Talisker Port Ruighe. In a pub in Tarbert, the night before taking a ferry to Port Ellen, March 2019. Short review with Paul. Charcoal and sweet wine. Sweetness tempers the Talisker roughness 3.55/85

  28. Don Cassi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Fruity on the nose (raspberries) with pepper and clove? Pretty rough, you can tell he's not very old.

    In the mouth a strong start, tingling on the tip of the tongue. In addition, sweet and berry as well as cold and smoky.

    The finish is a bit spicier, ashier and at the end with the famous Taskisker-Catch.

    With the addition of water, it loses its bite, which makes it appear a little older. It also becomes a little sweeter overall.

    Nice whisky for Talisker fans, I would have liked to have tried it a bit older.

    Grade: 2

  29. 11insomnium scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Relatively simple, young and uncomplicated, even if the finish brings a bit of fruit.
    • Nose
      Mild smoky, sweet and fruity, a little honey and light dirty aromas, fine spice
    • Taste
      Spicy and smoky with some medicinal notes, fruity sweetness
    • Finish
      Spicy and bitter

  30. Jabarkas scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Unsurprisingly not as good as Talisker 10. Port Ruighe has less peat than Talisker 10. If you seek a strong combination of peat and sherry (well Port...), you are going to be disappointed here by both. It is like a wilder yet watered down version of Talisker 10 with some medium level sherry notes. I do not recommend buying whole bottle. Get a glass somewhere and it should be enough for a new experience.

    All in all Talisker 10 shines next to it. It feels like a more complex older whisky. Which it is (Port Ruighe ages for 7 to 8 years), so no problems there. And it is cheaper as well. Or go for Benromach 10 if you look for that sherry and peat in this price range. Still a much better choice.
    • Nose
      Sherry, a bit of peat.
    • Taste
      Bitter taste first, very little peat. Some sweetness and dark fruits afterwards.
    • Finish
      Some more sherry and again a bit of peat.

  31. Astrid scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Recognizable a Talisker, with the typical flavors and sharpness (which does not come from the alcohol). Partly not unlike the 10, dense in the nose but no real depth, rather thin in the mouth. The port does not seem intrusive, but rather well integrated, but without giving the young malt the appearance of maturity. Somehow tasty, but you don't miss a thing.

    Edit: After a few weeks in the open bottle, it becomes nice and waxy and velvety spicy, with a banana and pear on the nose, unfortunately with sulfur in the finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
      very fine and sweet smoke and ash, vanilla, the red fruits of the port, greasy and fat with some smoked ham, oily and peppery with hints of caramel and barley malt, cassis and strawberry, raisins, orange, leather, soot, cherry, maritime notes with salt and iodine, cocoa, plum jam, green bell pepper, marzipan and traces of cinnamon, honey
    • Taste
      83 83
      a dollop of honey, caramel and ash, smoked barley malt, then it gets hot with chilli, ginger and pepper, oak wood, slightly fruity and sweet, raisins, soot and cocoa powder, leather, oranges, cherries, espresso, tingling spices of clove and cinnamon, Vanilla, plum
    • Finish
      80 80
      Ash and smoked barley malt, strong and earthy cocoa powder, light sweetness of port and dark fruits, in between clear bitterness, some oak and spices, pepper, caramel, vanilla, leather, hints of salt and oil, soot, drying out, subtle honey

  32. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Bah I want to like this more, it’s just ok. The sweetness and peat somehow seam to clash instead of mingle. It’s not bad, just not good.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet and lightly acrid smoke, the sweetness does have a red wine vinegar, red berry hint, tomatoe juice
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity, then peat smoke, white pepper, a touch thin
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short, warm, peat and a light sweetness, a doughy bread note emerges

  34. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  35. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 04-24-2021.

  36. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2021-03-24
    • Nose
      soft, gummy bears, acidity, gentle oak, pleasant vanilla, nice sweetness, typical port notes
    • Taste
      slightly weak start (after the 57 North), minimal vanilla
    • Finish
      typical port, some oak, light acidity and light sweetness

  37. Igitor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A welcome young and fun variation on the Talisker taste. Would be even better if it was e.g. also 10 years old but then it would probably compete with the DE (yes, I know, different cask composition but in termy of quality and refinement). Get one on sale to find out if this one fits your taste. Btw. it's pronounced Port Ree.

  39. hafssol scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Loving Porto, and Talisker 10 is one of my favourite basics Scotch. Adding the two elements could turn into something great, so I've been a bit disappointed at first. But getting into this malt, I've been able to appreciate its warm and sweet taste, added to the classic Talisker marine smokey feeling, in an interesting balance.

  40. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light warm smoke, apple, lemon, a little honey, a little wood, slightly maritime
    • Taste
      Apple, honey, some cherry, lemon, pepper, ash

  41. SimondeVette scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This is a very good island whisky. It's peaty and briny, but it is nicely balanced because of the port barrels.
    • Nose
      A bit peat and a bit brine
    • Taste
      Ash, licorice, vanilla, raisins, (white) pepper
    • Finish
      Soft, port, peaty, spicy

  42. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  43. matsteer scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Took at least two thirds of the bottle for this to grow on me, but it has slowly crept to the top of my favourites list. I think I struggled at first as the blend of the subtle sweet and sour notes from the port casks struggle to harmonise with the Talisker smokey salty DNA but I think that’s what makes this nice; a real medley of flavour and complexity.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nose is heavy on the cocoa powder, oak and coffee and actually smells quite dry with that hint of salt. Maybe also a tiny hint of candied orange peel. As you interrogate further almonds, brazil nuts, and marzipan all come to the fore and wrap up almost into a very pleasant overarching aroma of Frangelico liqueur.
    • Taste
      87 87
      This just reminds me of spun salted caramel with a lot of the sugary sweetness removed in favour of a more muted, savoury sweetness. Theres then the soft smoke (the ‘Goldilocks’ amount for me) to provide an extra dimension without overpowering. The one constant thread running throughout - the backbone holding this symphony together is the prominent and trademark ‘made by the sea’ salt note. Having read another review I also get the floral Rose note too. There’s a whole load going on here and I really like it. A pleasing oily texture that wraps around and coats the mouth nicely. The 46% holds up well and seems about right to me. The signature peppery aftertaste lingers nicely warming the throat.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Nice length. The texture keeps it running for a while. Peppery heat lingers and rounds out into some leather notes nicely, as well as the salted caramel note.

  44. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    weaker taste
    • Nose
      light smoke, fresh, celaskon, cola, tangerine, strawberries, strawberry milk, sweetness, marshmallow, bitter port, fresh bread, traces of salt, cherries, plums
    • Taste
      light smoke, bitterness, chilli, dried fruit, clay, cherries, vanilla, plums
    • Finish
      bitter, raisins, bitter, weak omelette, chili, apple kernels,

  45. snaotheus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruit, maybe grapes. Maybe leather. Vanilla, caramel, toffee. Smoke or peat is there, sure, but not screaming at me (at least not right now).
    • Taste
      79 79
      A little fruit, not as much as the nose. Something kind of musty. Clearer oak or wood character. Less sweetness, more of a bite. Peat is clearer in the taste than the aroma.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Dry finish, leather and must and wood, still a little fruit but not too much.

  46. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  47. Svarttt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    In contrast to some pans, I like it very much. You can't expect miracles from a Port Finish NAS, but it does what it's supposed to do well. Also nice with the cigar.
    A decent young talisker.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  48. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Great price-performance ratio. Nice combination of sweet port finish and strong smoke.
    • Nose
      Aromatic campfire smoke. Pleasantly spicy oak. Behind it then fruity sweet. Harmonious and varied nose.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly spicy. Alternating wine-sweet and savory smoky. The famous "chili catch" seems a bit peppery for me.
    • Finish
      Is getting drier. A touch of metal. But remains aromatic, smoky and spicy.

  49. WhiskyJoey1211 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A very juicy and lightly peated Talisker, however, there are a couple of flaws with the whisky that can't be ignored. Still a fun and tasty whisky for casual drinking and exploring sweet smoke whiskies!

    (N = Neat, W = With water)
    • Nose
      N: Soft smoke with a red wine sweetness coming through, red berries, a hint of floral note in the background.

      W: More ashy notes and less fruity overall.
    • Taste
      N: Fairly thin, with more soft smoke and red berries coming through, with a light pepper spiciness and hints of milk chocolate on the palate.

      W: Less spiciness, with the light ash taking precedence over the berry sweetness.
    • Finish
      N: Quite short, lingering soft spices and fading into light ash. This whisky should not have been chill filtered (which I believe it is), and that alone may improve the length.

      W: Slightly longer, with the light ash from the taste carrying on through to the finish. My comment above regarding chill filtration in this whisky still stands.

  50. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  51. Auriverdes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  52. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  53. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Reminds me a lot of other Taliskers. I dont think that any wine is pronounced in the nose.
      Fruits and caramel.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Again, reminds me a lot of a regular Talisker Skye, perhaps. Port notes are there, but only barely.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Here, the grape notes come forward. Comparable to the Talisker 2002 Amoroso DE.

  54. lucero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  55. Ain scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Soft, light, but bordered by voidness. The small bag made sweet. The youth of spirits is felt.
    • Nose
      Soft, sweetish, without alcohol, floral, lingonberry pie, caramel.
    • Taste
      Soft, berry, chocolate and a burnt out cigar, butterscotch.
    • Finish
      Continues the taste. Average duration. Pepper, berries, sweetness.

  56. Maltlife scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  57. Valérie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  58. butt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  59. Sandman23 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  60. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke; Iodine; but right behind it fruit; reminds first of Sherry, but then becomes "sour"; then follows a sweet note (but not from the fruit coming) In the 1920 Blenders glass of port is fully there. Regardless of this, however, there is an additional citrus note. A little vanilla; I also think of a good trace of malt
    • Taste
      Smoky, slightly salty and immediately sweet; Wine is quick, it gets a bit "drier" in the mouth; after that, a light sweetness returns; Meanwhile, I have a trace of anise very present, which is now dominant throughout.
    • Finish
      first sweet, then sour; then something that reminds me of liquorice / anise; the typical peppery Talisker sharpness is somewhat "defused" in the mouth as well as in the finish; the smoke and the port linger the longest in the mouth. The smoke is becoming more and more a burning campfire (no freshly smoked ham, rather old, cold smoke)
      Quite interesting.

  61. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The typicity of Talisker is obstructed by winey hints, soggy wood, old plum, crushed cherry. The iodine and the peat are far behind, they try to flourish, without success. It's a bit of a shame, however, it's not bad.
    In the mouth, the principle is the same, but the marriage is more effective, between the light vanilla peat and the syrupy torpor of the port. It's a little maderized, with raspberries, some exotic fruits, such as lychee or kumquat. But the earth and pepper rise, the finish imposes itself, a little harrowing, more on red wine and currant. Bark and humus in retro-olfaction, but it's short.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/06/talisker-port-ruighe.html
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  62. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting, but obviously still young malt that got its finish in Ruby Portcasks!
    • Nose
      very sweet, juicy plums, vanilla, salt, little smoke;
    • Taste
      first sweet, grapes, plums, port wine, then sparkling spices, pepper, chilli, salt, cold smoke, slightly oily, hardly any oak, obviously young;
    • Finish
      medium-long, fruity finish; smoke and pepper aftertaste;

  63. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    not bad at all. Sweet, pleasing and very simple, but pleasant to drink.
    • Nose
      Beautiful Taliskernase, maritime, peat, very fruity. Probably a combination of Port & Youth. But all very pleasant.
    • Taste
      very sweet, artificial fruity, then bitter, pepper
    • Finish
      bitter-sweet, a slightly artificial sweetness, fading to peat.

  64. whiskyd scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  65. Falnor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  66. Punktar scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    I could barely imagine that with the port-ripened Talisker. And that's how it was. It does not fit together somehow. Not fish, not meat. Is drinkable, but not why I buy Talisker.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Slightly smoky, low in alcohol. Some cherries? I had expected something more.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Immediately a tingling sensation on the tongue, I think that is due to the alcohol. Some smoke, in the background something like raisins and cherries. But on the tongue dominates for me the alcohol.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short and unspectacular. I'm used to the 10-year-old completely different.

  67. dRambo scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    I do not have much to do with whisky anymore.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  68. Stef89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  69. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Peat smoke and sweet, dark berries right away. Can not decide what prevails of both. Pretty equal. Add spices and roasted aromas. Touch coffee bean. Slight alcoholic sharpness.
    • Taste
      sweet and tingling on the tongue. Smoke now clearly felt. The classic Talisker Chili Touch. No bitterness. You can tell that this is a younger malt. Fruits are also found in the taste again and leave a sweet impression.
    • Finish
      medium. Peat smoke settles on the cheeks and lasts for a long time. Reminiscent of an ashtray. Mix with the fruit of the port.

  70. Shalfei scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    A good drink, very complex and collected. The aroma gave way to taste and finish. This is my first experience with the finish in port. Interestingly enough and delicious. As a result: it is obligatory for experience, but perhaps I was strained by some sticky, indeterminate sweetness that I could not clearly identify.
    • Nose
      Complex, wine sweetness, very far bonfire on the seashore, sweet cold coffee with milk, fruit hookah.
    • Taste
      Very bright, pepper, sea salt, iodine, a very strong sea theme.
    • Finish
      Prolonged, salty, very much iodine, far away in the backwoods I felt all the same, the ripeness, the root of the licorice.

  71. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  72. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty peaty and smoky for a Talisker and with a sweet note - I think this is a successful combination - many great Ardbegs have sweet notes too
    • Nose
      Fine peat and smoke, bacon, hints of vanilla
    • Taste
      Rather sweet note, peat and smoke, meaty, little fruity
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  73. Tim-R scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    What a good sweet smokey whisky
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  74. KOQ24 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Sea air, smoke, strawberry, Black Pepper, salted Caramel, sea weed, nutty, milk chocolate, Bacon

    Taste:
    Smoke, salted Caramel, Vanilla, Oak, Bacon, Strawberry, Plums, light Pepper

    Finish:
    long and smooth

    Overall:
    A really nice Port wine Finish at a good Price.
    Not quite reaches the Level of the Talisker DE.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      100 100

  75. Lorion scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Interesting and delicious. Somewhat too aggressive on the palate.
    • Nose
      Smoky, spicy aroma. Pepper, nutmeg. Blood oranges, pineapple.
    • Taste
      Strong, peppery. The fruit appears only after a few seconds. The smoke is there first. Nutmeg. In the Nachschmecken it is sweeter and juicier. smoky orange. Hawaiian flavors (pineapple, bacon).
    • Finish
      Long, warm, spicy and juicy.

  76. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The same mouth-feel as the 10 year old with a similar length of form. It's an enjoyable whisky that offers a unique change from the 10. It loses some of the complexity but offers a fruitier taste. 
    • Nose
      Dried goji berries and dates, smoked dried mango, a bit of white sugar, soft peat smokiness, and sweet citrus. Honey and bakkwa (dried sweet pork) show up after about 10 minutes. 
    • Taste
      Malt and dried smoked dates, salted smoked dried fish, and floral pepper. 
    • Finish
      Oak and wine tannins and faint smoked honey.

  77. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    In intensity of departure, although clearly superior to the Tomatin 14, but not really my thing. The sour wine notes and the smoke do not go well together, I think. Out of round, patched port notes, too bitter; the DE is miles better. I wish the finish would be shorter ... it gets more and more disgusting. Not my cup of painting.
    • Nose
      Smoke, wine, gummy, sour, cherries, freshly toasted bread, cranberries, menthol, salt, nose stings
    • Taste
      oily, slightly spicy, orange, lemon, vanilla, ginger, pepper, smoke, cherries, cranberries, coffee, leather
    • Finish
      long, smoky, earthy-dirty, sweetish, sourish, slightly musty, orange, pepper, very strong mocha, leather, menthol, salt, burnt toast, licorice, tar

  78. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      71 71

  79. Markie81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  80. Paszko scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  81. mer1973 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  82. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/talisker-port-ruighe-ob-2013/

  83. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 38 Euro in May, 2013.

    [August, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 41,50 Euro in October, 2013.

    [November, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 40,50 Euro in July, 2014.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5 all times.  My notes state the port finish is a great combo with the peaty Talisker profile...

  84. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  85. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  86. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A sample from ronnholt.

    Liked it enough to maybe buy a bottle myself.
    • Nose
      Salty sea, smoke, mild peat, port finish quite noticable in the form of gentle and sweet fruit mixed with nice fragrant wood.

      Hard to catch but there are som faint floral elements in the background.
    • Taste
      Bold, briny, spicy.

      Salty and sweet liqorice.

      Bitter dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Spice lasts a while. Bittersweet with a touch of mint on the very end, reminds me of "King of Denmark" anis seed hard candy.

  87. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  88. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, some grapes, the first impression on the nose is gentle and sweet. Just after a while the peppery and chilli taste is there. A very gentle but also very pleasant Talisker. Fine dram!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  89. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good price - performance ratio. Due to its smokiness, the youth is well concealed. An intererssanter Rauchgeschmak clearly different from the Islay Malts. Fine too, that this malt is not only 40%, therefore, but a pleasant 45.8%, which emphasizes its aromas better. For me, a malt that likes to be underestimated, even if it is colored, has earned a chance
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  90. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  91. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  92. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  93. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's good, but I expected a little more - it smells good, but then it goes down
    • Nose
      Sweet scent of port wine combined with traditional spice. Background notes, fruit tones, citrus and caramel, chocolate, nuts and sea tones
    • Taste
      The taste is initially dry with a good dose of spice and some of the peat is also found. After a while there is calmness, creamyness, more woody tones, malt, taste of dried fruit
    • Finish
      Nuts, malt, a little peat, of course spice

  94. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Strawberry Yoghurt

    When the NAS-hype arrived a couple of years ago, Talisker was one of the first to launch one next to their classic 10 year old. Now, that does not neccessarily have to be a bad thing. The Talisker Storm or the 57° North were both quite excellent in my book (I have yet to try the Dark Storm and the Skye). This Port Ruighe (say ‘port-reeh’), from 2013, was finished on port casks.

    Those port casks have definitely had their influence on the nose. So much so that – bar some citrus – the classic Talisker traits are hardly recognizable. Not a problem, though. I get mostly dark fruit (prunes, dades and a hint of cranberries) and chocolate. Strawberry yoghurt! The peat wants to shine, but is not given the chance. Although there is a medicinal touch in there somewhere. Band aid in the background. Pinch of salt, leaf of mint. Special, to be sure.

    It is quite oily, but also piquant from the get-go. Chili pepper, ginger, lots of sea salt. Yes, it even turns brackish. The red fruit (cranberries in the lead) has its work cut out for it trying to shine through. Orange liqueur with some smoke. But now it can no longer hide its identity – this is Talisker alright!

    The long finish becomes very smoky, dark and sweet with some earthy notes at the death. Outstanding.

    Quasi incognito on the nose, but on the palate, this is clearly Talisker, but with a red twist. I quite like it (certainly the finish), but still love the ‘regular’ Talisker more. Thanks, Pat!

  95. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  96. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  97. Dramned! scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  98. Dramned! scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Like most Talisker I find the nose very exciting, the metallic notes in the smoke you notice the proportions of very young whisky, the salt is very maritime and emphasizes the island character here clearly. The influence of the port barrels, on the other hand, is not very dominant and hardly produces fruit notes, which would make any difference to ordinary sherry ripeness. In the mouth I then have the same problem as with all previous Talisker - I am too watered and lax. Talisker just is not my distillery.
    If the whole had matured longer and above all had more percents and a longer storage in port wine barrels - that would be quite a very round and successful malt.
    • Nose
      Sweet, slightly metallic smoke, aromatic maritime salt like on a quay, where the constantly sloshing water has left a thick salt crust, mixed with a few algae and shells, something damp wood like creaking fishing boats on the jetty. I mainly have dates and plums and dried apricots, as well as some subtle spices
    • Taste
      Dry smoke and a sourish fruit sweetness flood the mouth and ensure proper saliva. A short sharpness brings nice Pep, but can not hide the fact that everything seems quite flat and watery overall. Everything is unfortunately not very complex and deep. There is hardly anything that would be worth chewing longer to deepen the flavors.
    • Finish
      In the aftermath, especially a mild smoke and fruit sweetness, removed a bit harsh oak.

  99. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  100. emptycask scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    No port indeed, red fruits ,but can't identify which ones, more like a cheap red fruit syrup, Anise, Lime peel, some bitter woodiness, slightly medicinal / iodine, and some smoked ham / bacon.

    Taste:

    Quite sweet, peat smoke, tropical fruitiness, pure chocolate, and again slightly medicinal. In the development hot pepper and quite dominant bitterness comes through.

    Finish:

    reasonable of length, peat, a weird metal note, more hot pepper, still very bitter and some unsettled alcohol.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  101. Nienhuisj scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  102. Sapiano scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: smoked bacon and some leather, ground grape seeds, behind dark fruit, prunes, slightly burnt herbs. The empty glass brings out limes.
    Taste: Sweet onset with some sharpness on the tongue, but for me no metallic youth. Then the smoke is added briefly before it becomes fruity with orange again. I can hold it in my mouth for a long time.
    Finish: It gets sharper but not unpleasant. It's the chili. For a long time it is warm in the esophagus. Smoked plum jam with a taste of wood clothes the mouth.

    Conclusion: I think the 10-year-old is a great standard, which I always like to have in my glass. The biggest surprise came from Talisker but the NAS: Port Ruighe & 57 ° North.

  103. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  104. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  105. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    D: A very strange Talisker. The nose is very beautiful and promising. Unfortunately, the taste can not keep up, and acts one-dimensionally against the nose. Pity!

    E: A strange bottling. The nose is very good and promising. However, the palate does not keep up with the expactations and even is a bit one-dimensional in comparison.
    • Nose
      D: Subtle smoke (wood smoke), grapes / wine, plum, blackberry

      E: Faint smoke, Grapes / Wine, Plum, blackberries
    • Taste
      D: Chili sharpness and smokiness dominate clearly, behind it some sweetness of ripe dark berries, my first association was blackberry.

      E: Spiciness of Chilli and smoke are totally dominating the palate. There is some sweetness of ripe dark berries, blackberries come to mind.
    • Finish
      D: Long; tingling-spicy, a slight tartness

      E: Long; tingling spiciness, faintly sour-ish

  106. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  107. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Solid standard for 40-45 €, inexpensive entry into the smoke + finish world, has a regular place in the whisky bar and is gladly ordered.
    • Nose
      strong and direct, clear smoke in the direction of smoked bacon, slightly salty, a little behind, but also clearly fruit, between dried fruit and Nordhäuser berry fruit liqueur, some candy and pepper
    • Taste
      Here, too, distinct smoke (slightly bitter, slightly ashen, burnt), milk to dark chocolate, pepper ... dark berries can be guessed, but do not settle down properly
    • Finish
      medium long, smoke, dark chocolate, pepper

  108. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Floral-peat, red- fruits, and tar smoke.

      With 10 minutes: cereal grain-notes and oak
    • Taste
      Floral-peat, red fruits, and salted caramel
    • Finish
      Cooking spices and caramel

  109. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    A good whisky, but a bit too young. Nevertheless, delicious, easy drinking, something else from Talisker, the port is not very noticeable now but rather restrained therefore comes
    • Nose
      tingling alcohol, then immediately a hint of wine, a hint of smoke, pepper, then malting, a bit metallic
    • Taste
      Here, too, immediately a sharpness, pepper, then here, too, the wine and the malting nuts at the very end, the smoke is still something inside
    • Finish
      Here comes the smoke right through, but then it is gone quite quickly again and what remains is the malting and a light wine aroma, but quite a long time

  110. BunnaHarz scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  111. BunnaHarz scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    my first Talisker and certainly not the last ... !!!
    • Nose
      Campfire, sweet wine
    • Taste
      bääm ... Pepper-sharpness, then sweet grapes and seaweed
    • Finish
      medium-long - the smoke comes first to advantage, but not too intrusive. slight sweetness, getting dry

  112. Pyromann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Here I do not know, whisky is very good, but the base plate is much overlaid by the port, I expected it to be more prominent here. A little disappointment, though it's still a great whisky.
    • Nose
      Fruit, port. Port dominates.
    • Taste
      Sweeter, combinations with talisker sharpness. Sweetness of port dominates here.
    • Finish
      Shorter, portrait + talisker base.

  113. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This was interesting, I’ll give it that. I found the nose quite good, but the palate was a bit rough, perhaps a little too aggressive for its flavour profile. The finish was not bad at all either. Would be good if a little more refined. I won’t go out and buy a bottle, but this was worth tasting for interests’ sake.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/06/09/talisker-port-ruighe/
    • Nose
      Woody talisker smoke. Brine. Sticky red fruits, plums, cherries, those small little raisins, forgot the name. Wood glue. Acetone. Sandalwood. Pretty intense woodspice note. Bit of plum wine. Unrefined oak boards, after some class time this becomes quite dominant.
    • Taste
      A little rough here. Some peat, some salt and then a big fruity punchy note. Peppermint & milk chocolate on the swallow, two distinct notes, not peppermint chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter wood. Citrus zest. Dark chocolate. Wisps of woodsmoke and pepper with some charred fruits.

  114. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    it is quite flat, the nose is still ok; Unfortunately, taste and finish can not convince and are an expression of insignificance. I do not need it again
    • Nose
      a little smoke; Add to that the typical port wine-barrel sweetness, which is subtle; light menthol freshness; a little caramel and toffee
    • Taste
      fruity and sweet; to that slightly bitter; hardly any smoke; very easy port influence; slightly oily, a few dark spices;
    • Finish
      short to medium length; in the finish the smoke comes through a bit stronger; but not like the 10's; Also missing here is the chili-catch;

  115. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    This is a difficult one to rate, because it is actually a nice enjoyable dram, but as far as the Port finish is concerned, it is a complete failure. A strange one.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      65 65

  116. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    For all it's flaws, this is still a enjoyable malt.
    • Nose
      All the usual suspects are there for a Talisker, the spice, the smoke, the pepper, there is very little in the way of fruit, or anything else for that matter. Half way down the bottle it does open up a little and it becomes musky with a small hint of red currents.
    • Taste
      Again the Talisker trademarks are all there and it is very dominant, liquorice stick and aniseed. Again further down the bottle it opens up and there is a little burst of fruit on the tongue.Quite smooth though, and very pleasant.
    • Finish
      The finish is like a Strepsel cough sweet, then quickly goes quite flat and bitter, a bit of a disappointment.

  117. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  118. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  119. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, peppery, seawater, rosewater, plums, cranberries
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, seaweed, spicy (peppery, ginger), oranges
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, chocolate, earthy

  120. tymiek scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  121. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The port influence could be a bit more present. Towards the end, this Talisker loses his mission; pity - 02.10.2014
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, dark fruit, plum, honey, caramel, coffee bean, smoked bacon
    • Taste
      Again honey, the ripe, red fruits are a bit restrained, maritime notes, aromatic smoke with a little pepper covers the tongue
    • Finish
      medium

  122. HunterRomario scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Well, how do you summarize this? So many impressions at a time. Compared to 10 yo, the smell is probably better, richer. Once again, it loses its power of taste, it definitely. The explosion of a volcano on the tongue does not just happen here. But Talisker Port Ruighe has other advantages, I think it's "more colorful", it's definitely fun and interesting. If she still had strength and fullness in taste like 10 yo, it would be a complete bomb. Still, I'm very happy and it's another great deal from Talisker. I definitely want a bottle and have it explored. For the great thanks to Nethar.
    • Nose
      Pepper smell wrapped in the lush greed of heavy fruit and moderate peat. Chewy whisky in the whisky, I hear a lot about it, I like it. Also, the points fly right upstairs. All the more when they are pepperminting and full of sweetness ... (93 b)
    • Taste
      Um ... the sweetest Talisker I ever drank. After candy, there will be ashiness in the mouth and a splash of peat. In contrast to ten, a thinner body is known on the tongue. Not that the flavor was diluted, like the Laphroaig Salect or the QA cask on me, so deep Talisker did not drop, but it was just ten times thinner. Which is a pity. I would not even guess 45.8% of alcohol. (87 b)

  123. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: sweet, rum, raisins, orange, peach, salt, long-fire smoke
    Taste: sweet, fruity, spicy, "Talisker Chilicatch", malt
    Finish: sweet, fruity, maritime, spicy

  124. Jonkers did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A tasty Talisker with the smokiness typical of that distillery and the pleasant pepper in the taste.
    • Nose
      Smoky like fried bacon. Vanilla and oak. South fruits like pineapple and banana. Despite the expression "Port Cask" no trace of port ....
    • Taste
      Sweet of the southern fruits (mango). Also some nice peppery. Again no port ...
    • Finish
      Vanilla and of course smoke. There is no need for further explanation: no more port!

  125. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice port finish, fits great to the Talisker style, great in the nose, except for the slightly noticeable youth super, what he lacks is some oak influence of a longer storage, otherwise very tasty
    • Nose
      Camp fire smoke, burned wood, dark berries, forest fruit aroma, tobacco, a bit alcoholic, nutmeg, Christmas cookies, spice speculoos, dry autumn leaves
    • Taste
      light on the tongue, nicely balanced with little smoke, tingling and yet sweet
    • Finish
      Here the smoke comes through again, the pleasant Talisker-sharpness is there, in addition beautiful spicy and sweet, hardly oak and only medium-long, probably because of the small age

  126. Falnor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not a standard Talisker at all, which gets weird at some time. I understand why certain people just don't want this, but I liked this experiment. Still, not a talisker to taste often.
    • Nose
      A very fruity start, well actually red fruits, because the usually isn't there. So red berries, cranberry and red grapefruit. Some chocolat with raisins. Balsamic vinegar. Not a standard talisker at all. Caramel with seasalt and a campfire.
    • Taste
      The chilly peper of talisker is still there with brown sugar. Cranberry sweetened with toffee. And also still this sweet/sour edge of balsamic. Also some seasalt and hint of peat.
    • Finish
      Cold dark tea, sweet and herbal.

  127. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Talisker Port Ruighe
    Tasted 2015-10-30 @ Tobi:
    N interesting, slightly smoky whisky covers the former port
    G juicy, voluminous Port aroma with clearly raisins, gingerbread and smoke underpainted
    83

  128. Peter87 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  129. dkny scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Totally solid malt and a good "fruity" addition to the fabulous 10s.
    • Nose
      Dates, Pfeigensenf, Cassis, red groats, pleasant campfire
    • Taste
      Fruity, red berries, alternately smoky, not too strong Sometimes the redcurrants come, sometimes the smoke comes to light, no "chili catch" felt, but a different sharpness on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Pretty long finish, smoky and then sweeter.

  130. Archer scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  131. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  132. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Peat, smoke and earth. Attack a little sweet, peaty, a little iodized, tannins well melted express in the form of spices. Final quite long and powerful.

  133. bull10298 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Talisker Port Ruighe – pronounced ‘Portree,’ after the capital of Skye – carries
    no age statement and is finished in port casks following initial maturation in a
    mix of American and European Oak refill casks, plus bespoke heavily charred
    casks. It follows hard on the heels of Talisker Storm, as Diageo seeks to extend
    the reach of its best-selling single malt with a programme of range extensions.
    Smoky bacon crisps on the early nose, damp earth, ripe plums, and plain
    chocolate. Sweeter in time, with a marine note, and black pepper. Smoky peat on
    the palate, with a spicy, sweet red wine edge. Medium in length, with oak, black
    coffee, and more dark chocolate.

    http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=talisker

     

  134. Gloin scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    All in all, I like the Port Ruighe quite well, but there are clear points deductions for the finish and I think I also notice the lack of maturity. It tastes good to me, enjoyment sets in, but without enthusiasm. Tasted in 2013
    • Nose
      In the nose, I notice a soft smoke, but my brain quickly fades out. Behind it, I find a sweet, floral-fruity smell, almost like a sinful, a bit obscene woman's perfume. Somewhat hidden I find again the anise, which I rediscover in almost every Talisker and a slight reminder of the sea. But maybe that's just my imagination, because I know what I have in my glass.
    • Taste
      The taste shows me two very different impressions, on the one hand my tongue is greeted by a clear sparkling sharpness and I'm pretty sure it's not the alcohol. On the other side, the smell is confirmed with a flowery sweetness. I have associations of whole milk chocolate with chilli and candied rose petals.
    • Finish
      The finish disappoints me. A short sweetness is still there, but in the end there is only an unpleasant bitterness that I did not have in my mouth.

  135. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  136. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The port one made by the sea! The nose is dominating, quite lagavulinish but sweet! A bit to you for a Talisker.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Port, smoke, vanilla, oak, iodine, fruits, coffee in the back, pickled cherrys, very complex.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, pickled cherrys, pepper, chili, spices, spirit gets involved.
    • Finish
      Long. Pepper, smoke, fruits, sweet.

  137. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  138. St. Pauli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    This one leaves me still undecided whether to really like it or not. Of course, it's a very decent dram, but no winner.
    • Nose
      Mooo,  smells rather young… Spirit, yoghurt, vanilla, but also a whiff of smoke (ham), iodine and fruit (figs, apricots). There is also an association of dung... I guess it's the fruitiness fighting the smoke and iodine. Water?? Wait, no, air!!

      After a while, it gets better: the baby-yoghurt-vomit smell disappears, in favor of the fruit. Do I smell arabica coffee too?
    • Taste
      Maturer now, quite thick, rather sweet, with smoked ham  and smoked barley now, together with iodine and the fruitiness and some spices (Hungarian chilli pepper, cinnamon). This works better! At the end it becomes a little (too?) sour.
    • Finish
      Medium, leaving the full smoky and sweet elements and a hint of fruit and spices.

  139. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  140. eleiko5 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Talisker Port Ruighe
    (45,8%, OB 2013)

    Nose: rather dominant wine notes. Think rosewater lokum, a lot of plums and cranberries. Fragrant lemon as well as a slightly acetic sourness. Some chalk. The peat is nicely integrated and is particularly medicinal with the invasiveness of menthol and antiseptics. Coastal notes. Hints of chocolate and oak shavings. Uncommon and surprisingly airy for a Talisker. Mouth: oily but sharp as a knife. Brine, chilli pepper, ginger. Cranberries (including the specific bitterness of their juice). Menthol again. It’s only in the aftertaste that it begins to calm down and show orange liqueur, smoke. There’s also a surprisingly scorched earthy element in the end. Finish: long, with more smoke, dark chocolate and earthy notes.

    An unusual Talisker to say the least. Some will find it interesting, others will find it disjointed. It seems I will stick with the traditional Talisker offerings. Around € 50.

    Score: 79/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/talisker/talisker-port-ruighe/

     

     

  141. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  142. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Drinkable. Rum pot. Raisins. Dark fruits. Brown sugar. Orange peel. Peach. Pepper. Spices. Grog. Behind it campfire smoke. Sea breeze.
    • Taste
      At first mild and sweet. Becoming spicier. Pickled fruits. Chili. Pepper. Honey. Oily. Campfire smoke.
    • Finish
      Long and strong. Sweet. Smoky. Caramel syrup. Spices. Pepper. Pickled fruits. Grog. Orange peel. Espresso. Malt. A metallic tone testifies to youth.

  143. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, fruity and sweet with subtle smoke. I like it very much.
    Mild in the taste, almost 46% are not noticeable. Dry and sweet, he leaves the stage. If there are not so many other tasty whiskys to try, this would be one to buy.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  144. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is supposed to be Talisker finished in Port Casks. I find the Port wine notes to some extent, but the Talisker style is really nowhere to be found. So this is either much too young or way out of balance. Dispensable Talisker.

  145. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  146. vb_bembel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  147. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  148. irrerelevant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    looks young, much younger than the 10, a bit sprightly, superficially a young, maritime malt with port feet, a bit of smoke, the port seems "put on", not really harmonious

  149. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A bottle purchase that I have not regretted. It will definitely be bought after it is empty. A top whisky to enjoy on a nice winter evening.
    • Nose
      it blows directly to the sea, beautiful spicy smoke, not behind but dark fruits (raisins, plums, but also raspberry, had recently a forest raspberry spirit I find here again) to the port wine barrel was not idle, after a long smell the sea breeze becomes more dominant
    • Taste
      begins powerful & very spicy, but also sweet, strong smoke comes up, mixed again with the great fruit notes (again the raspberry here)
    • Finish
      Here, the fruitiness is very good, you can smell the same time on the glass, so you get a nice combination of an almost spicy nose with strong maritime notes and the fruity finish in the mouth

  150. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a wild and intense Talisker,
    but countering this is fruit and sweetness as counterpoint
    a really great NAS whisky
    I like it
    • Nose
      again these so typical maritime notes of Talisker
      many red fruits and spices, very fruity; the influence of the influence is clearly noticeable
      cherries
      like a well-made mulled wine: fruit, sweetness, spices
    • Taste
      strong start, pepper ... hui, he has power
      the smoke also seems to be stronger
      Fruit, sweetness, spices -> mulled wine
    • Finish
      long and warm
      in the finish smoke and sweetness

  151. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  152. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Marine aroma. Peppery. Hint of smoke. But it is more dominated by oak. Raisins. Toffee.
    • Taste
      Sweet and somewhat flat at mid palate. The palate is in tune with the nose.
    • Finish
      Sweet and short.

  153. Toschi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I like it very much. The 10-year "standard" was not really my favorite. The Portwein influence makes the whole much more interesting. A beautiful malt for autumn and winter days.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity notes from the port wine barrel are immediately present, dominate dark fruits (plum, cherry, raisins), some caramel, behind a rather subtle, beautifully integrated smoke note (no medical grade, which I find very pleasant)
    • Taste
      In taste, the impressions from the Nosing show: comparatively fruity, sweet onset, even the dark fruits are back, then the smoke comes to it and yes: the chili-catch is also there. Although the Port Ruighe carries no age, at least I find no metallic nuances.
    • Finish
      The sharpness of the chili-catch reduces comparatively quickly, then remains a delicate bitterness (dark chocolate) and a delicate smoky note.

  154. Zumbar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  155. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The port casks have a really big influence on this one. I actually like it pretty much.
    • Nose
      Cranberry, cherry, toffee, dark chocolate and peat.
    • Taste
      Toffee, peat, cherry candy, dark chocolate, cranberry and pepper.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, peat, cherry, cranberry, gingerbread and clove.

  156. Wolv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  157. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  158. angelus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  159. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  160. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  161. Dram The Man scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    A summerwhisky, not too much peat, not too sweet.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat.
    • Taste
      It stays a Talisker, so a little peat with a little salt and pepper and then it becomes sweet.
    • Finish
      Sweet, the taste of the portcask comes through.

      Not that long. 

  162. Whiskyjunkie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  163. Unterlander scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

     

     
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  164. Unterlander scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Very strong malt! Also very interesting without age. Is "broader" there than the 10s.
    • Nose
      Peat and smoke (open fire with damp wood); then fruity wine, plums and in the background then come the oak notes; in between a little tart-strong (maritime?); with some fancy caramel pudding
    • Taste
      Peat, earthy! Just as fruity sweetness and later then caramel notes, which then change into spicy sharpness; "Chili catch", but milder, than the 10s; alcoholic freshness (young?); At the end, mild and spicy oak notes complete the experience. Can tolerate some water, but does not have to be. spices then decrease, the sweetness.
    • Finish
      The oak is rather fast away, earthy peat flavors and spices remain. Medium.

  165. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I'm divided. We find the talisker, with more sugar. It is quite easy to drink, but in my opinion dispensable, compared to the Talisker 10 (although it continues to become more and more sweet ...) 83 + / 84 -
    • Nose
      A little smoky, iodized, sweet, caramelized, and notes of wood. The character of the Talisker has been preserved.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, a little grassy, ​​on caramel, wood, smoked meat. A little creamy, sherry, traces of iodine.
    • Finish
      Medium, on caramel, wood, smoke, iodine. It's very sweetish, vanilla, a little peppery.

  166. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The flavors are there but the separation of flavors from the spirit and from the wood is obvious when adding water. Probably a sign of immaturity. Yet it has good potential and I would love to see an older version of this.
    • Nose
      Citrus, peat, salty, marine and young barley spirit involved in this one. Quite fruity though and I like the balance between fruit and peat.
    • Taste
      Rough on the palate with black currant and apricots. Sweet wine and sweet peat. The body is quite thin and it disintegrates with water.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length and the youth is easy to identify. The influence of the port casks might have affected by yielding a slightly more fruity finish but geez, this needs more time on the wood.

  167. Reve64 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nice the port à good dram
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  168. Wild Thing scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke and lots of port sweet with some vanilla and oak.
    • Taste
      Pepper and then a lot of sweetness with smoke. No oak in the taste to find. Finally pepper again. I can not find any metallic taste. Hmm?!? maybe a bit, I'm not sure ... :-)
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, smoky and spicy

  169. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    interesting finish
    • Nose
      sweet pepper, pepper, smoke, peat and cloves
    • Taste
      pepper, vanilla, some forest fruits, oily, smoke and leather
    • Finish
      long with pepper, briny - salt, dairy with raisins (melkmoes) and some liquorice

  170. Igor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Prickling fruity smokiness hits the nostrils straight away, interwoven nicely with various soft fruit. Stewed strawberries and raspberries, ripe apricot, something vegetable too. Besides, it makes for common mint, basil, mouldy, cellar fustiness, subtle port wine note - way in the back, slightly figuline, stewed plums/prunes, dried cranberries, thin slice of smoked cheese?, dry stout, salami?, almond, touch of rosewood, blossomed fruit tree.
    • Taste
      Corny, mellowly-sweet initially, dried peach and apricot, moderate pungency, Irn-Bru, ginger, slightly salty then, cold-smoked cheese, cereals, (thinly) evaporated milk.
    • Finish
      At first sweet like sticky toffee, gradually getting hotter, spicier. Mustard seeds, caraway seeds, anise, cloves, eucalyptus oil, honey, - all accompanied by orange roughness. Has got a medium duration. Eventually it dries out through rosehip, orange pith and hazelnut.

  171. Angelos scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I like it but I do not love it!
    • Nose
      Intense and pleasant peat (from the campfire in combination with some phenolic character)... and nothing else?!... No!... some fruits, but quite difficult to identify (strawberries?), maybe some dark berries from the forrest, some gunpowder, salt, pepper and hints of caramel.
    • Taste
      Sweet in the beginning with dominant peat, strawberry marmelade, raspberries, some currants. With water: a bit more sour and more gunpowder, even some tarish charcter
    • Finish
      Quite short! Now you recognize the youth of this whisky! Somehow I miss the "Chilli-Catch"

  172. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Friendly. Pretty close to some 10-year batches in a way. The addition of caramel is really regrettable in my opinion.
    • Nose
      A veil of peat smoke and a very pleasant sea breeze are in the background. The fruit (apple pie cinnamon) dominates. It's a shame I would have preferred a balance between the two types of flavors. Some hints of shells.
    • Taste
      The peat is more prominent than the nose. It seems less complex than the nose.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on a peat moss.

  173. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Port Ruighe seems to me like a blended malt
    possibly trying the currently successful elements
    to unite in a whisky
    a successful attempt
    Tastes delicious especially because of the very long and delicious finish
    a tasty drinking whisky
    I will open my bottle and like to drink
    I will not buy
    because I like whisky for moods
    Port Ruighe is too unspecific for me
    an always welcomed dram

    • Nose
      Port, flowery, vanilla,
      blind I would not have typed here on Talisker
      you like what you expect
      that's how I smell Talisker notes
      through the Porteinfluss through, salt, sea, pepper and here clearly carnation
    • Taste
      ripe cherries with leather and coffee
      > Toffee> sharpness> pepper> subtle sweetness> a soft cloud of smoke develops on the middle of the tongue
      rather dry
    • Finish
      long
      Salt, leather, some smoke,> clove> salt, clove, sweetness, licorice,

  174. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  175. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      seaweed and salt, fruity malt, vinegar
    • Taste
      honey, chili pepper, oak,
    • Finish
      massive oak, fruits, spices, salt

  176. Sjaunja scored this whisky 62 points Specialist

    Result of a blind tasting (held Dec 1st 2013):
    84 participants rated this malt in a blind tasting with average 6,6 points out of 10.

    Average score over all ratings 2013 : 6,6 points. So 6,6 points is the median.

  177. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  178. aby scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    i did not like this one, i prefer the distillers edition much more and the 10y is more to my liking as well

    nose: much wine influence, a bit chocolate, peppermint

    taste: peat smoke with the usual pepper, but disturbed by sweet honey/cherry and a rubbery taste

    74p.

  179. Feusi scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A bonfire in the distance, peppermint, dark chocolate and vanilla, the nose wants more. Smooth, pleasant and well balanced, peaty smoke in a fruity and spicy sweetness. A long fullbodied finish, a truly successful bottling.

  180. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  181. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      After a wave of initial sea spray, the nose becomes more complex with Crayola
      crayons, orange pith and a touch of white chocolate. Demerara and even sticking
      plaster emerge briefly along with plummy, umeshu notes
    • Taste
      Initial characteristic Talisker brine once again
      but much sweeter than usual. Thick and mouth coating like the Storm with chilli
      and a little chocolate orange. Increasingly smoky - much smokier than the nose
      suggests.
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate becomes cocoa and oak with mocha
      notes and the faintest hint of that orange pith once again.

  182. FedeBosco scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    From Talisker WebSite: TALISKER PORT RUIGHE Double matured in port casks, this malt is a toast to the Scottish traders who braved the high seas and were instrumental in founding the port wine trade, shipping it to the world.

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