Talisker Port Ruighe 70cl 45.8° + 2 glasses
This Single Malt, presented here with two whisky tasting glasses, is named after the Gaelic name of the main harbour of the Isle of Skye, Port Ruighe. This name pays a tribute to the role played by Scottish sailors in trading Port wine all over the world. It also refers to the double maturation in Port pipes, bringing a wonderful sweetness to this version of Talisker.
This expression has been aged a few months in Port pipes and combines the strong marine character of Talisker with a mellow berry fruitiness.
The distillery used Port pipes until 1898 and reuse them for the first time with Talisker Port Ruighe. An amazing expression to be discovered.
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A few miles away from the west coast of the Highlands sits the Isle of Skye, with its rugged coastline and windswept peat lands.
The small coastal town of Carboast, on the shores of Loch Harport and on the foothills of the Cuillins, is nestled in a region battered by the winds and sea breeze, Talisker. This is where the only one distillery of the island chose to settle – one of the most prestigious and isolated of all.
Back in 1825, Hugh and Kenneth Mac Askill decided to establish themselves on the Isle of Skye. They quickly grew fond of their adoptive region, and rented a plot in Carbost to build, in 1830, the Talisker distillery. Laden with salt, lava and peat, the distillery bottles exceptional Single Malts, known for their spicy, powerful character.
Because of the unique character and quality of Talisker whiskies, the distillery features in the Classic Malts Selection. Created more than 20 years ago, this selection recognises Single Malts crafted in the tradition of iconic distilleries, and offers the most impressive whisky styles Scotland has to offer.