Port Askaig 100 Proof

Port Askaig 100 Proof bottle

70cl, 57.1% ABV

Aged in refill American oak, the youngest whisky in Port Askaig 100 Proof is seven years old and it is bottled at 100 British proof: 57.1% ABV.

A high strength and consistent whisky, it leaves those enjoying it to water it down to their own preferred taste. Distilled on Islay, it is medium peated with smoky, salty and sweet notes.

Port Askaig 100 Proof bottle

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.