Port Askaig 19 Year Old

70cl / 50.4%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Port Askaig 19 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £99.95 £83.29 ex VAT (£142.79 per litre)
Sample Bottle

Want to taste first?
Buy a 3cl sample

£9.25

  •  In Stock
  •  Express delivery available
Customer Rating
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
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Age
19 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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 The Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Crisp and maritime to start, with crashing waves fading to seaside bonfires and earthy peat.

    Palate: Ash and earth lead to syrupy sweetness. Candied lemons, charcoal, cloves and sherbet.

    Finish: Long and lingering, mixing up tropical fruit and earthy smoke.

9 Customer Reviews

  • Add Your Review
  • 5
    29 October 2015

    Brilliant Dram Character is spot on I''m sure I have my guesses as to wich distillery it comes from. Big bold huge flavores. Really awesome big fan.

  • 4
    23 January 2015

    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.

  • Corbridge Whisky Society (2014) 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.

  • Scotch Fan 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.

  • Anonymous 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.

  • Big Al 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.