Port Askaig 19 Year Old
Cask Strength

70cl / 50.4%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Port Askaig 19 Year Old / Cask Strength
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This is a cask-strength edition of the wonderful Port Askaig 19 Year Old, bursting with fabulously flinty, lemony, seashells-on-the-seashore flavours. Although the alcoholic strength has only gone up by around 4%, the result is a noticeable jump in intensity. A truly elemental whisky, perfect for swigging from hip flasks during cold winter walks.

Awarded Malt of the Month December 2014

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19 Year Old


  • Violet Violet
  • Leaves Leaves
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Iodine (tcp) Iodine (tcp)
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey

Port Askaig 19 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Intense salty, maritime character, backed up by sour lemons and bitter oranges, with the smoke very much in the background.

    Palate: The smoke comes to the fore in the mouth. Ashy, earthy and drying, with spicy cardamom and clove appearing and the fruity notes from the nose taking a back seat.

    Finish: Medium to long – the ash and earth are joined by hints of tropical fruit (mango and pineapple), which slowly dissipate to reveal a dry, smoky ending.

    Comment: An elegant yet complex aged Islay that combines classic peated-whisky notes of ash and earth with some fruitier tones. This is a sipper and definitely one to sit and take your time over.

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Crisp, stony smoke hides a layer of muddy peat. There are hints of flowers and a thick and spicy middle, reminding me of sponge-cake batter.

    Palate: A syrupy sweet start is quickly overtaken by flinty smoke and charcoal dust, sherbert fountains, lemons and a hint of violet.

    Finish: Long and lingering, with sappy wood and sherbet lemons giving way to wood ash in a cast iron stove. After that there’s a lingering green leafiness – fruit leaves? Water: Dirties up the nose with heavily smoked bacon and adds more sweet and sour fruit to the body – lemons, limes and berries galore. The finish loses some of its its ashy bitterness, becoming softer and sweeter.

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose: Honeyed and autumnal; bonfires, dried leaves; bandages, swimming pools and bonfires again as the phenols creep in. Coal tar soap; spongecake; marshmallows; caster sugar.  More earthiness as it develops. Water lifts bacon fat aromas initially (perhaps even a hint of black pudding?), then some more summery hints of sweetpea, raspberry leaf & honeysuckle gradually emerge.

    Palate: Lovely silky mouthfeel; upfront smoky burnt wood, more pronounced and assertive than the nose suggests; varying aspects of lemon (zest, pith and cheesecake); a seeingly austere flavour profile initially allied with a luxurious texture. Takes water very well – the smoke and soot relax in intensity, making it even more easy to drink…

    Finish: Very good length.  Becomes sweeter. Lingering soot and smoke, with a growing lemony citrus tang; some lightly drying oak at the death.

    Comment: The King is dead… Long live the King. Port Askaig Harbour 19yo is a very worthy successor to a vanished great, sharing the 17yo’s characteristic of inducing an almost automatic repour and a strong urge to throw the cork away. If I wasn’t so hugely sentimentally attached to the 17yo - sorry if I forgot to mention that already - I might even confess to preferring this, but that would be too much, too soon.  Suffice on this solemn occasion to say that I’m glad on two counts:  firstly, that I have a small stash of the 17yo tucked away for special occasions; and second, that for as long as the replacements taste this good, I won’t be too sad for too long.

8 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    23 January

    It''s a great whisky, reminds me of a nice Caol Ila or even a Port Ellen. But, just a bit expensive in my opinion, which is why it''s not ranked even higher.

  • 4
    9 July 2014

    Smoky aromas and citric flavors. High class distinct and recognizable dram!!

  • 4
    9 July 2014

    Very elegant! Not strong at all like Laphroaig...i would give 4 points.

  • 4
    9 July 2014

    There is lemon, mint with some light smoke. Tastes fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • 7 March 2014

    We are getting; Arbroath smokies,heavy hints of nurses with TCP, essence of guy Fawks on holiday on the west coast Completed with a honeycomb finish.

  • 24 September 2013

    Nose is complex: lemon and mint. Green apples. Fresh and bright. Brine and minerals stand out for the most part. Mouth: quite briny with lots of lemon and grapefruit. The presence of peat is rather strong, supported by liquorice and pepper. Soft medicinal notes too. A little almond oil and nice hints of gingerbread. Finish: medium long, clean and smoky. No need for water, drink neat. Quite decent dram, one should try.

  • 17 September 2013

    First tried a port askaig in a bar, went out and bought this the same week. Wonderful dark fruit flavours backed up by a heavy honey sweetness. So good.

  • 15 December 2011

    Got a bottle of this yesterday. Tasted it today, wow, fantastic! I love caol isla, this is very recognisable as that, but has something extra, quite distinctive. This is deffinatly the first of many for me from Port Askaig.