Port Askaig 30 Year Old
2015 Release

70cl / 45.8%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Port Askaig 30 Year Old / 2015 Release
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A 2015 release of the ever-popular Port Askaig 30 Year Old. Long ageing has allowed all the flavours to integrate, revealing soft smoky notes with liquorice and banana bread.
This combination that involves citrus, sap, almonds, and anything coastal and medicinal, is just irresistible. 90 points –  Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Age
30 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Tar Tar
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey

Port Askaig 30 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Lots going on – honey, barley sugar, bananas and melon, backed up by restrained peat smoke.

    Palate: More evident smoke complemented by wet peat, honey, lemon and the fruit from the nose.

    Finish: Intense to start but fading to long and lingering sootiness with fruity hints.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Matured for more than 30 years in American oak casks, much of the heavy smoke and medicinal notes has been softened and complemented with honeysuckle and autumn fruit.

    Freshly baked banana bread and sticky liquorice sweets create a moreish dram to be savoured late in the evening.

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Citrus-rich with lemon and lime, joined by classic Islay notes of brine and iodine in the background.

    Palate: The salinity comes through, with a hint of tropical fruit (peach and pineapple), with the iodine again subtle.

    Finish: Dry with a salty tang and a peaty backbone.

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Sooty fireplaces to start, followed by a blast of fruit: apples, pears and bananas. Damp oak and dowsed log fires mingle with fresh mint, a briny tang, crushed seashells and a chamois leather backbone.

    Palate: Soft and oily on the palate, with stewed apple and damp oak to start. Smoke builds, but is elegant and restrained, providing a mineral-heavy counterpoint to polished oak, linseed oil and hints of liquorice. As the stronger flavours fade, a delicate floral core of honeysuckle and violet is revealed.

    Finish: Soft smoke, with juicy apples and pears, shifting to honeysuckle and barley sugar, with spicy green leaves and a background whiff of smoke.

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Honey, malt, gristy barley notes at first, then finely poised fruity notes arrive: Williams pear and green apple. Richness comes in the form of banana bread, while delicate peat smoke hovers in the background.

    Palate: Whistle-clean apples and pears, then a honeyed character comes through, followed by well-judged peat smoke. Beautifully balanced, with no single element dominating.

    Finish: Rich, honeyed fruit lingers, well supported by suitably savoury smoke.

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  • 5
    6 October 2015

    Just the right age ; with taste to make One think who made this Ah yes it''s islay