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Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB105551
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
13 years old
Casknumber
2113-05
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532800269
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
26 Dec 2017 3:10 pm by Filip De Vos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.00

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22 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 2004 ElD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Port Askaig 2004 Single Cask for Nectar Belgium, 13 Year Old (54.3%). At a guided tasting at Milroy's Soho, Feb 2019. Aroma is bold honeycomb, like expensive bourbon, toffee and a touch of paint, very similar to expensive bourbons but with a slight peat dimension. Taste is creamy and toffee-ish with some salt notes smashing through, so creamy with lots of vanillin stuff going on. Stupid amounts of bourbon character. Very fun. At the end the brand rep told us that this is a Bunnahabhain, which makes sense since this is a lot less peaty and aggressive than the Caol Ila that tends to be bottled under this brand. (3.4/81)

  2. Ninofdram scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Bull’s eye, this young Caol Ila!
    • Nose
      While the nose starts rather subtle, it is unmistakably Caol Ila with its maritime traits, truckload of citrus and some crystal sugar. Smoke trout, sea weeds, oyster sap and even some linoleum. But all of this is very controlled and not in your face at all. What a beautiful nose!
    • Taste
      It is less creamy than anticipated, but the taste is a lovely continuation of the nose. Sweet versus salt in high gear. Fast and furious on Islay! In the end, it is the saltiness that finishes first. The white fruit (think soft, crushed apples) and citrus (mostly lemon, a touch of lime and a single green grapefruit) follow. Very balanced with only a mild touch of oak in support. From the second sip onwards, the citrus becomes quite big and it starts to change into a lemonade on steroids. The smoke follows suit.
    • Finish
      The medium long finish is simply delicious, mildly drying and wonderfully sweet and sour.

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