Port Askaig 8 Year Old

Peaty, Leathery
Port Askaig is a ferry harbour on the Scottish island of Islay. Bottlings under the name are independent bottlings from various distilleries on the whisky island. In principle, you are forced to do a blind tasting without a resolution. Blogs and forums contain hints and guesses, but nobody really knows which distillery you have in your glass.
Port Askaig 8 Year Old
Port Askaig 8 Year Old (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Single Malt Whisky | 8 Year Old | 45,80 % ABV. | 49,93 €/l | Distillery Unknown | bottled by Elixir Distillers | produced in Scotland (Islay) | Whiskybase ID 229287


The single malt reveals an interplay of cold smoke, iodised nuances and a hint of medicine. Ash and the smell of cobbles mingle with unexpected notes of peas and bean stew cooked over an open flame. A subtle hint of sour cream rounds off the aromatic profile.


In the mouth, the whisky presents itself with a delicate ash note, which is accompanied by a pleasant sweetness. A sandy mouthfeel gives it a strange texture. There is also some campfire smoke and a slight alcoholic spiciness. Salty and a little cocoa follow.


The finish is of medium length. A gentle pinch of spicy notes leaves a pleasant impression, while an intriguing bitterness forms the conclusion.


The Port Askaig 8 year old is surprisingly neutral and weak. We find the usual Islay notes, but would have expected much more in the flavour based on the very exciting nose. Too bad - but the nose is good!
On the positive side, however: decent drinking strength at 45.8%, uncoloured and not chill-filtered.

Rating: 70/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 69 | Sascha: 70)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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