Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe

Price: $60 for 700ml

Distilled/Owned by: Talisker / Diageo

Region: Island

45.8% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon casks, finished in Port casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Light orange

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Smoke, malt, vanilla, earth, salt and blackberries

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, dark berries, earth, smoke, oak, salt, peat

Finish: Light heat and medium length slight port wine notes with oak tannins and earthy smoke

Thoughts: I think this was a bit more Smokey than the 10 year, and the slight blackberry and port notes were a nice addition I think.

Score: 80 out of 100

 

Talisker 10

Talisker 10

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Talisker /  Diageo

Region: Island (Isle of Skye)

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

45.5% ABV

Aged For: 10 Years

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Orangish gold

Nose: Peat smoke, sea air, pine and cedar trees, heather, and slight whiffs of grass.

Taste: Sweater than the nose, with honey and apple, which then proceeds to become earthy. More smoke appears with a taste of salted meats and old wood.

Finish: Very gentle and a bit dry. Light peat smoke and a bit of dirt linger in the mouth with just a light touch of ginger.

Thoughts: Slightly above average peated malt. I like the wood notes from the nose and the variation in taste that occurs on my palate. Not a fan of the fake coloring.

Score: 78 out of 100