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Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
73
Whiskybase ID
WB133932
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottled
2018
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/9048
Barcode
5060188981602
Added on
01 Jul 2019 8:38 am by webturtle
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 55.32

11 × in wishlist

73 × member ratings

171 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 100° Proof SMS

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Oily, coastal, briny, tar, engine oil, peat smoke, seaweed half baked in the sun, hints of liquorice and fennel. Intensely coastal and “in your face”. Opens up more with time. (90p)
    Taste: A minor explosion of taste! In the arrival; engine oil, tar, liquorice and camphor. On the mid palate there’s alcohol nippiness and freshly crushed black pepper. But also saltiness and a few notes reminiscent of fortified wine and fortified wine casks, like dried dark fruits and small bursts of sweetness. Takes water well but doesn’t transform significantly, if anything it gains in wood pepper. A rough and intense ride! (88p)
    Finish: The finish continues with a slight alcohol nippiness, freshly crushed black pepper and some salinity. (86-88p)
    Overall: Very coastal, in your face, rough and intense. And probably young. In other words; quite likeable! Total score 88 points.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A cask strength typical younger Islay profile, clearly reminding me of Caol Ila. A very descent whisky aged on ex bourbon barrels. Maybe not so profound as several Caol Ila single caks, but this is a pretty solid dramming experience.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. fnk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    An exemplary barrel smoker. Lined forehead with The Big Smoke and Smokehead High Voltage. This one is definitely in the lead. And in the taste everything is sensible, somehow collected, the aftertaste is so-so, light.

  4. kayhartkamp scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Taste explosion.

  5. Svjatogor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    n: peat, banana, dried fruit
    t: peat, fruit
    a: peat

  6. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very nice mystery cs islay. my guess is caol ila but who knows. for about 50€ it is absolutely fine. not a lot of complexity but just the pure taste of islay :)
    • Nose
      88 88
      tar, young islay peat, bacon and lemon peat, desinfection, oily. behind the asphalt smoke there is some cheap candy sweetness, like those little colored candy balls you could buy for a schilling in the vending machines on the tramwaystations.
    • Taste
      88 88
      ashy peat with a lot of sweetness. although it is an edgy dram it is still very round for the probably young age. no metallic tastes or something like that. it is my first dram today and i am not overwhelmed by the abv. not very complex but i am absolutely fine with that.
    • Finish
      90 90
      looong aftertaste, leaves a little campfire on your tongue with a white sugar dice.

  7. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Expected more.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Young and impetuous Islay Malt that has a lot to offer. For around 45 € you can't go wrong.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Campfire, sweet barbecue smoke. Mint and menthol, here the alcohol is also noticeable. Herbs, some sea salt, seaweed and green pear.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Tar, oily, white pepper, alcohol clearly noticeable, camphor, peat, sea salt, lemon
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length, salty oak and aggressive peat smoke, pepper, lemon

  9. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not very balanced cause of its age
    • Nose
      Peat,lemon cream,wood and spice
    • Taste
      Peat,sugary,lemon ,ginger,
    • Finish
      Medium to long,peat and lemon again.

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