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Overall rating
85.37/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB112692
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532803048
Added on
20 May 2018 9:11 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.76

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Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 14-year-old ElD

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.37 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Earthy peat smoke, vegetal, vanilla, apple, some banana (rare for me to pick this up), faint mint and some dusty wood notes.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Quite a dry peak smoke, a honied sweetness, orchard fruits, a little bit of pepper and bitter ashy notes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long: first sweet and vanilla, then drying with a stale green note, mild liquorice and charcoal .

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, not great, but simply good peated whisky, that won't blow you away, but'll definitively satisfy your peat needs.
    • Nose
      Relatively subtle notes of smoke, accompanied by dried seaweed and cow dung. There's some tinned pineapple juice, as well as licorice, banana and a whiff of ozone.
    • Taste
      Ash-y, somewhat drying, and quite salty too. There's plenty of smoke, a whiff of rubber, and licorice too, with a hint of milk chocolate and some caramel sweetness.
    • Finish
      Lingering rubber and almost medicinal peat. Long.

  3. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I really have to say this whisky really blows me over. Must try, definitely. You do not have to say something tasty and tasty.
    • Nose
      In the nose, the Port Askaig opens very fine, slightly smoke, mild and with gentle maritime notes. If you give the whisky some time, an intense sweetness comes to the fore. Notes of vanilla, banana pretty yellow everything, then again and again citrus. The more time passes, the more intense he becomes. Herbs and more salty notes are now added. The nose is really a lot of fun and gives you absolute hope for more.
    • Taste
      Of course I m the mouth it is now clear that he is not to be underestimated. Nice, full of smoke comes to light, not as strong as its southern representatives but already more than suspected.
      The whisky remains nicely structured and clear, feels pretty oily and straight.
      Then comes a very pleasant spiciness, sweetness and then tar, with which I had not expected.
      Tar, peat and earthy taste suddenly dominate the palate with a sip of the Sound of Jura.
      Followed by fruitiness and delicious sweetness. The drinking strength of 45.8 is really ideal, the 14er knows no annoying alcohol notes or is even rudimentary.
      I am very stunned. Now, after a while, some dryness settles on the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish is really lingering, the smoke and tar remaining intact before being replaced by the typical Islaysweet. It's fun to taste it for quite a while.

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Port Askaig 14 Bourbon Cask (45.8%). Consumed at a guided tasting at Milroy's Soho in Feb 2019. The host advised this is a Bunnahabhain. Quite pale. Aroma is airy and closed, dried leaves and pale wood, vanilla icecream. Taste is really smooth and drinkable, fumey, salt and biscuits, easy-going with subtle lemonbalm and oak. Such a contrast to the Caol Ilas that tend to be sold under this brand! (3.35/80)

  5. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. grinface scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The finish is rather off, and tarnishes the overall impression. Before it was nice, if special and unusual. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/06/11/unbekanntes-islay/

  7. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    An average delivery of peat and dryness. A very average malt

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Kaleva did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite pleasant smoky single malt, which obviously comes from Caol Ila distillery. With good overall balance but rather simple and straightforward. Despite quite high smokiness it’s very light and easy going.
    • Nose
      Smoky, buttery, fresh, vanilla, green pear, grassy notes, lemon peel, honey notes with water
    • Taste
      Sweet, smoked ham, ginger and white pepper, vanilla pie, lemon zest, salty notes
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, a bit oaky and sweet, maritime feeling

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