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.
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.