Port Askaig 19 Year Old

Port Askaig 19 Year Old bottle

70cl, 50.4% ABV

Bottled at a cask strength of 50.4%, Port Askaig 19 has been aged in refill American oak in very small batches. This is a flinty, coastal style of Islay whisky which lends itself best to hip flasks and long walks along rugged coastlines. 

Port Askaig 19 Year Old bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Crisp and very maritime, with a combination of seaside bonfires and muddy peat. Sour lemons and bitter oranges provide a counterpoint, with sweet sponge cake batter, floral notes and ground spice giving balance.

Palate

Syrupy and sweet to start, with savoury smoke rolling in soon after - ashy and earthy, with touches of barrel char sweetness and charcoal dryness. Floral, spicy and sweet notes develop, with cardamom and clove joined by Sherbet Fountains, candied lemons and a hint of violets.

Finish

Long and lingering, with earthiness giving way to tropical fruit and citrusy sap.

Comment

Elegant and complex, with an austere minerality balanced by rich smoke and sweet fruit. A dram to take some time over.