Talisker adds new whisky

19 April, 2013

Diageo has launched its second new expression of Talisker whisky this year. Port Ruighe follows Storm, which was launched in March.

Port Ruighe takes its name from the principal town and port on the Isle of Skye and the whisky was finished in port wood. The new expression is a permanent addition to the current range.

It will be available from mid-April 2013 in specialist whisky retailers in Western European markets. It will be priced at a premium of 20/25% to the price of Talisker 10 year old. It is bottled at the traditional Talisker strength of 45.8% abv, without an age statement.

Master blender Maureen Robinson explained: “Talisker Port Ruighe is a combination of spirit that has been matured in American Oak and European Oak refill casks in the traditional manner along with spirit that has been filled into specially conditioned deeply charred casks. The spirit is then finished in casks that have previously held Port Wine which endows it with spicy fruit notes. These bond elegantly with that clean, fresh smokiness that signals its essential Talisker character.”





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