Port Askaig 100° Proof Sample

3cl / 57.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • The Perfect Measure
Port Askaig 100° Proof Sample
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A cask-strength Islay from Port Askaig, 100° Proof is loaded with sweet fruit, minerality and peat smoke. A benchmark Islay malt and a delicious everyday peaty dram.
Bottler
The Perfect Measure
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay

This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

Product name

Port Askaig 100° Proof

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Apple Apple
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Coffee Coffee

Port Askaig 100° Proof Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Rich with meaty smoke, burning logs, sea spray and rock pools.

    Palate: Milky coffee and milk chocolate follow stony minerality. Cinnamon spice and stewed apple develop.

    Finish: Sweet, spicy and very long – cinnamon and chocolate.

  • 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.

5 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 September

    Exceptional. Caol Ila, unless I'm mistaken. A really fine whisky.

  • 5
    16 November 2016

    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

  • 5
    13 September 2016

    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

  • 4
    23 May 2016

    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.

  • 3
    1 October 2015

    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.