Port Askaig 8 Year Old

70cl / 45.8%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Elixir Distillers
Port Askaig 8 Year Old
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The youngest age-statement release in the Port Askaig range of single malts from undisclosed Islay distilleries, this eight-year-old whisky is warming and smoky with notes of limestone, liquorice and dark peat.

Elixir Distillers
8 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Lime Lime
  • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

Port Askaig 8 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Zesty and smoky: freshly peeled lemons and coal smoke with orchard fruit and fresh grain.

    • Palate:

      Limestone and coal fires give way to honeysuckle, sugar-snap peas and liquorice.

    • Finish:

      Salt, pepper and lingering lemon as the smoke fades.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Nose:

      Lemon zest and coal smoke with warming barley just turned on the malting floor.

    • Palate:

      Limestone, sugar snaps and coating of dark peat. Honeysuckle weaved with liquorice sweetness.

    • Finish:

      Fresh flavours of rock salt and black pepper linger as the smoke slowly fades.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    30 January

    Great product, a lovely variation away from the strong kick that some Islay distilleries tend to have. I would highly recommend.

  • 5
    17 December 2018

    I was really surprised by this 8 yr old, a very nice whiskey, not harsh and reasonably complex and a very attractive price.

  • 2
    14 December 2017

    harsh and thin, a slight smoke but unwelcoming.

  • 4
    2 December 2017

    Lots of dark peat and black pepper. Unsubstantial mouthfeel. Smoky and a mineral water finish. I appreciate it for variety, but it won’t replace my usual.

  • 2
    31 August 2017

    A bit of smoke and not much else..

  • 3
    19 November 2016

    I'm a big fan of Port Askaig and this for the price is a good whisky and would likely benefit at its young age from a higher abv