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Port Askaig 19 YO Single Malt Whisky

Port Askaig 19 YO Single Malt Whisky

'Hands-down the best peated whisky I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommended.' 
Mark Newton, Malt-Review.com

$249.00 Per Bottle

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DESCRIPTION
  • Created from carefully selected casks from distilleries across Islay, all whiskies from Port Askaig are truly ‘small-batch’ with as few as two, and no more than 40, casks used for each bottling. Port Askaig whiskymaker Oliver Chilton selects, matures and marries casks from distilleries around Islay. He creates Port Askaig expressions that showcase the diversity of Islay while maintaining the elegance and approachability that epitomises Port Askaig.

    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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    'Colour: Straw. On the nose: gentle smoke. Aromatic. An afternoon breeze of wood fires, with brine and citrus notes. Zesty. Olives. Brie. A distant note of oregano.

    In the mouth: oh that’s very pleasing indeed. Oily, dirty, but delicious. Herby, grassy, vegetative, sweet peat and charred meats. Jammy. It has ever so slight hints of Ardbeg Alligator, but in a good way, and taken in a better direction, yet it lends it self more to the structure and flavours of Caol Ila, and sits in the mouth perfectly. In fact, I’m going to guess this whisky actually is peated Caol Ila.

    Delicious. It’s the perfect everyday-drinking peated whisky. Cask strength? It shows only in the intensity of the flavours – otherwise it’s ridiculously drinkable. Hands-down the best peated whisky I’ve had in a long time. Highly recommended.'
    Mark Newton, Malt-Review.com