Port Askaig Islay Single Malt

This afternoon I am going to sit by my fire and pour an Islay dram that I have not sipped before.

Port Askaig range also includes:-

A 17 Year Old

A 25 Year Old

A 30 year Old

The Distillery that distilled this dram is unknown, but if anyone out there knows this Whiskies origin I would be delighted to hear from you.

The Port Askaig range is part of a large portfolio from Speciality Drinks Ltd. The brothers Singh with half a century of experience and knowledge in the drinks business between them. They went on-line in 1999 with the launch of The Whisky Exchange arguably the finest specialist retailer of all spirits and fine gifts and have approx 8000 products up for sale.

Lets pull the cork and pour a dram for tasting.

Port Askaig Cask Strength – Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 57.1% Alc/vol, 70 cl.port-askaig

Colour…Pale pineapple juice

Nose…Unmistakable peat smoke, sitting on the sea shore with rock pools and seaweed in the wet sand.
Taste…Sweet with some American cream soda, sweet peat, salty sea spray, in comes the three fruit marmalade, licking vanilla ice cream from an ice lolly stick, hints of a seafood barbeque, this can only come from Islay.
Finish…Long lingering sweet smoke, oak making a brief appearance, quite satisfying indeed.

A very fine Islay single malt with a price of only £44.95, this for a cask strength Whisky is not a bad deal.

This wee tasting will now make me go and taste the full range of Port Askaig expressions.

If are like me and love your Islay Whiskies then this one will certainly not disappoint you.

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1 Response

  1. kallaskander says:

    Hi there,

    the previous Port Askaigs have been said to be Caol Ilas.

    During the introduction of the the latest newcomers in the range in September 2015 it was said that now three different distilleries contribute malt whiskies to the range.
    Speculation was that the over 40yo Port Askaig was a Bunnhabhain… every independent bottler has very old Bunnhabhains it seems.
    As to the third distillery in the range there is no information afaik.

    https://blog.thewhiskyexchange.com/2015/09/port-askaig-new-batches-and-very-old-drams/

    Greetings
    kallaskander

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