Talisker Port Ruighe joins distillery’s permanent range

19th April, 2013 by Becky Paskin

Talisker is releasing another new single malt whisky expression, Talisker Port Ruighe, the distillery’s second launch in as many months that will become a permanent addition to the range.

Talisker Port Rughie

Talisker Port Rughie will join the distillery’s core portfolio

Released without an age statement, Talisker Port Ruighe is a blend of single malt Scotch aged in American and European oak refill casks, along with spirit aged in casks with a deep char.

The spirit is finished in former Port wine casks to give the whisky a fruity character before being bottled at Talisker’s traditional strength of 45.8% abv.

Master blender Maureen Robinson describes the release as rich in spicy fruit notes that “bond elegantly with that clean, fresh smokiness that signals its essential Talisker character”.

Priced at a premium of 25% above Talisker 10 Year Old, Talisker Port Ruighe will be available from mid-April from specialist whisky retailers in key Western European markets.

“Talisker lovers are getting spoiled this spring,” explained Talisker distiller manager Mark Lochhead. “After Talisker Storm, which has been very well received, we’re now offering a contrasting taste experience that will intrigue whisky drinkers who enjoy a hint of aromatic fruit and richness with their Talisker smoke. It’s still very much a true Talisker, but from a different, memorable angle.”

Brand owner Diageo announced the release of Talisker Storm in February this year. Just this week it revealed it had hired the skills of infamous UK weatherman Michael Fish, who failed to predict The Great Storm of 1987 in his daily weather report, to promote its launch.

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