Talisker Port Ruighe
The sample of this whisky came directly from Talisker so thank you to you guys for the sample. Initially i was really excited about this dram as i'm a big fan of port finishes, however when i tried this initially at Edinburgh Whisky Festival i was quite disappointed and found it very cheesey, but then when i re-sampled at home i found it was still a little cheesey on the nose but no-where near as bad as i remembered from the Festival, i'm going to put that down to a tainted glass at the festival.
It's still got a little cheese there but nothing that stops me wanting this anymore and it's made it onto my list of bottles to buy soon.
Smoke and seasalt come first, that typical talisker note is there before a sweetness that eludes to more and edges of plum and strawberry jam, the backing notes are however quite lactic with bavarian smoked cheese.
Fruit with a lot of plum and homemade strawberry jam, sweet but with a salty sea spray like eating a jam piece at the pier.
homemade strawberry jam and sea spray