If you’ve never heard of the Port Askaig Distillery on Islay, that’s because it doesn’t exist!
This 8 year old is the youngest age statement expression in the current range and is bottled at 45.8%
Our notes are below.
Liquorice, ready salted crisps and lemon peel.
Oily charcoal embers and a light grain note also emerges.
Much more peppery than you might expect with the front of the tongue immediately tingling.
Bold coal smoke, savoury, salted BBQ before a sugar sweetness appears.
The sweetness turns slightly fragrant with perfumed lemon before changing into soft ash which holds throughout the medium finish.
This Port Askaig 8 year old is a solid dram which would definitely suit fans of Islay whisky as well as those who may be scared off by the traditional island ‘peat monsters’.
There’s a nice balance of smoke and flavour and although it’s not a particularly complex whisky, definitely worth a try.