Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 45.8%
Located on the North West of Islay, Port Askaig for many is the first place they see when arriving on the beautiful island.
This 8-year-old Port Askaig is the youngest in the series, and like the other Port Askaig whiskies, it comes from an unknown Islay distillery.
Delicious, smoky and mature for its age.
Nose: Zesty and smoky, with freshly peeled lemon rind and coal smoke straight off the bat. Behind that are youthful touches – orchard fruit, freshly milled grain and the aroma of a warm malting floor.
Palate: Minerally and austere initially, with limestone and coal fires slowly giving way to richer notes of dark, earthy peat. Sweet vegetal notes of sugar snap peas are lifted by floral honeysuckle and a background notes of liquorice sweetness.
Finish: Fresh and zesty, with salt, pepper, and lingering lemon as the smoke fades.
Comment: A well-balanced combination of youthful spirit character and more mature flavours. An aperitif whisky, with more smoky character than you might expect from its age.