Port Askaig 8 Years
The single malts of Islay are arguably Scotland’s most talked-about whiskies and are recognised for their sweet, fruity flavours and smoky, peaty character. Port Askaig is a range of single Islay malt whiskies aiming to achieve the perfect balance of these flavours and embody the unique spirit of Islay and its people.
Country of Origin
With demand for Islay whisky well on the up, Sukhinder Singh, founder of Speciality Drinks, opted to bottle what he believed to be the finest malt whiskies from the island under a new brand.
In 2009 Port Askaig was launched, in what was deemed somewhat traditional packaging for the time, in three expressions: Cask Strength, 17- and 25-year old.
The range has since progressed, moving through several limited edition expressions that saw the 30 Year Old discontinued and then reintroduced in 2015.
Colour Pale straw
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.
Taste: 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.