Port Askaig 28 Year Old70cl / 45.8%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Elixir Distillers
Port Askaig 28 Year Old was bottled by Elixir Distillers, from a small, specially selected batch of refill American oak hogsheads. Complex, coastal and peaty, this Islay single malt has herbal aromas of mint, smoked tea leaves and pine, alongside almonds, tropical fruits and vanilla. The palate offers notes of orange peel, custard and cinnamon, alongside salty, savoury notes.
- Iodine (tcp)
Port Askaig 28 Year Old Reviews
Tasting notes from the producerNose: A complex mix of medicine cabinets, fresh mint, pine resin, smoked tea leaves and hospital laundry drying on the breeze. Almond flakes, kirschwasser, lychee, guava and pineapple rings in syrup follow. With water, there’s a background of vanilla pods and burnt caramel.
Palate: Oily, generous and meaty with pancetta-wrapped chicken legs, cured speck with bay leaves and salted Padrón peppers. Rich coconut butter, orange peel and Portuguese custard tarts dusted with cinnamon aren’t far behind. Distant wildflower fields of violet, lavender and camphor trees bring a freshness to the table.
Finish: There’s plenty of lingering woodsmoke here, as well as rosemary, menthol and liquorice. It leaves you immediately ready for another sip.
Comment: Even after plenty of time to mellow, the peat takes centre stage alongside a fresh herbal bouquet. A dram that brings constant surprises.