Port Askaig 8 Year Old

Port Askaig 8 Year Old bottle

70cl, 45.8% ABV

The youngest age statement release in the Port Askaig range of single malts from undisclosed distilleries on Islay. 

Port Askaig 8 Year Old bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Zesty and smoky, with freshly peeled lemon rind and coal smoke straight off the bat. Behind that are youthful touches – orchard fruit, freshly milled grain and the aroma of a warm malting floor.

Palate

Minerally and austere initially, with limestone and coal fires slowly giving way to richer notes of dark, earthy peat. Sweet vegetal notes of sugar snap peas are lifted by floral honeysuckle and a background notes of liquorice sweetness.

Finish

Fresh and zesty, with salt, pepper, and lingering lemon as the smoke fades.

Comment

A well-balanced combination of youthful spirit character and more mature flavours. An aperitif whisky, with more smoky character than you might expect from its age.