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Overall rating
85.71/100
votes
62
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

€ 57.51

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Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 100° Proof SMS

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.71 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 Expert Senior

    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. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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

  5. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  8. DB1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A youthful non-metallic whisky from Islay
    • Nose
      86 86
      Aromas of peated malt, salty, lemon and liquorice. Very young whisky.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Again youthful and clean, oily. Peat smoke, caramel, spicy and malty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is long with notes of spices, smoke.

  9. Bam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice bottling, but you can clearly feel the alcohol on the palate, if you drink it pure, with water it loses a lot of its power.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke after a hot campfire, and BBQ. Strong cotton candy and vanilla. Peanut flips, some salt. Buttery. Caramel. Some green apple.
    • Taste
      Strong start, silky mouthfeel. First of all, no smoke, but a lot of sweet, vanilla and powdered sugar. Lime, green apple. Then the smoke slowly increases. A little oak spice is added, but really not much.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length. A lot of smoke, a lot of vanilla, a little espresso. Warming.

  10. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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