Port Askaig 34 Years Old
70cl / 49.7%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Elixir Distillers
A 34-year-old single-cask Port Askaig single malt from Elixir Distillers. The nose has a sweet, briney character with notes of honey, sherbert lemons, candied fruits and sea-salt. The palate is smoky, sweet and waxy; notes of charcoal, peat smoke and oak mingle with sweet chocolate, barley sugars and salted caramel.
Port Askaig 34 Years Old Reviews
Tasting Notes From The Producer
Honey and brine - beehives on the beach. Floral notes develop, accompanied by sherbet lemons, delicate waxiness, sweet oatcakes and hints of candied fruit. Underneath lies a layer of dirty smoke: oily engines, coal stoves and beach bonfires.
Charcoal and leaves flood the palate, with cool smoke and menthol following in their wake. Sweeter flavours emerge, with chocolate and barley sugar balanced against stonily minerality and touches of bitter barrel char. Leathery notes build and provide a backdrop for salted caramel, sweet liquorice, delicate honeysuckle and leafy mint.
Mint and menthol lead to smouldering peat and oak. As the smoke fades, sweet meadow grass and candied flowers linger.
A nuanced style displaying strong smoke hidden behind layers of juicy citrus and delicate floral notes.