Port Askaig 100° Proof70cl / 57.1%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Speciality Drinks Ltd
Awarded 96.5 points, and runner-up in Best Single Malt Scotch (No Age Statement) in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2017.
- Liquorice root
- Milk Chocolate
Port Askaig 100° Proof Reviews
Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange
Nose: Meaty and smoky, with touches of freshly cooked ham, burning logs, sea spray and rock pools.
Palate: Mineral-led to start, becoming sweet, with milk chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice, apples and smoke.
Finish: Sweet, spicy and very long – cinnamon-spiced chocolate and apples.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Rich, with a meaty smokiness that belies its light colour. Freshly cooked ham and burning logs are joined by a soft coastal character of sea spray and stony rock pools.
Palate: Sharp and stony initially, with an intense minerality that quickly becomes sweet and rich – milky coffee, milk chocolate and spicy cinnamon gobstoppers. The spice grows, adding liquorice and stewed apple with cinnamon, along with heavy charcoal smoke.
Finish: Sweet, spicy and very long. Cinnamon-spiced chocolate slowly fades to drying apple skin.
Comment: More powerful than you might expect, with carefully balanced smoke and fruit.
4 Customer Reviews
An incredibly sweet single malt with a nice smoky peat blast. Amazing value - the colour is barely noticeable though. Very light straw. Almost like a new make spirit & as such one of the clearest single malts I have ever had. Probably the best young SM I have had too, definitely one of the sweetest I have ever had. The flavours are complex but reminds me of a smoky & peaty white chocolate mocha
Ok, it's youngish but lovely, smoky & oily. There aren't many 100s I'd drink neat, but this is one. Probably the best value peated malt around
Fantastic value for money with this exception. It doesn't have the richness of a more mature bottling but wonderful layers of flavour make this a favourite of mine as an every day drinking whiskey.
Fan of this lineage, fan of good (esp. Islay) whisky regardless of age, but this one''s youth comes across a bit too much on the nose and palate.