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Overall rating
85.55/100
votes
349
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottled
2015
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1678624
Barcode
5060188981602
Added on
04 Dec 2019 9:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 57.93

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349 × member ratings

657 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 100° Proof SMS

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite a monolithic beast. When first opened, I was pretty sure this was just another solid but more or less average young heavy peater, elevated by it's natural presentation. And yes, It's simple, it didn't surprise me, but it doesn't get boring as well, and it also doesn't have any flaws worthy of mention, and man, if you add quite some water, and have some patience with your dram, this really delivers!
    If this were older and had some clever wood treatment edge to it, this is 90 points territory no doubt.
    • Nose
      earthy peatsmoke, creamy lemon, hay, vanilla ice cream with lemon zests, barley sugar, a faint stale wood note, some licorice, after a moment something like grilled corn with mashed potatoes, later a little celery and paprika.

      with the addition of 3 tbs of water (4cl) and ~15 min:
      turns pretty cloudy, sweetened lemon juice, tar, diesel exhaust fumes and carbolic soap galore, amazing!
    • Taste
      peated barley sugar arrival, turns immediately zesty and sweet, lemony, salty, mineral, hugely carbolic, licorice, tar, fumes, lemon icing sugar, '90s lemon Gatorade, some ginger, big and buff body with a good balance, especially considering it's (presumable) age.
    • Finish
      earthy peatsmoke, tar, lemon juice, some licorice, some hay, some barley sugar, medium to long.

  2. Thor165 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Must first breathe for about 15 minutes, until its aroma has fully unfolded.

    Nose: pistachios - chocolates

    Taste: dark chocolate

    Finish: very long, over 20 minutes. Slightly leathery, then slowly rising, strong smoke and peat.

    Class single malt, with a price that is traded well below its value.

  3. coldsun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Flavor has notes of fruits, flowers, peat and little smoke. Taste has elements of spices and peat. Finish is peaty with spices (pepper?) and a little bit sharp at the end.

    IMHO the drink is much better then 8 y.o. "Port Askaig".

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/port-askaig-100-proof-571-vol-speciality-drinks-ltd-2015/

  5. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dietemann scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Dram 2, July 23, 2020 at 25 degrees
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweetness, reminiscent of caramel and malt and mildly enveloping the smell of smoke;
      later there are red peppers, hazelnuts and a hint of milk chocolate.
      You can feel the strength of 100% proof in the nose.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Peat and salt initially appear somewhat gruff with the strength of the alcohol, light malt note. Overall, it could be a bit more balanced for me, the taste components change a bit roughly. The transitions become increasingly round with each sip, with a pleasant combination of smoke and sweetness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long finish, a dry smoky taste remains in the mouth, the sweetness evaporates. quickly.

  8. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    ***
    ????: light crystalline, almost colorless
    ????: intense seaweed, slightly wine, sweet wine, lively, young, slightly subdued sweetness
    ????: strong, sharp, very sharp! Very spicy! Sweet
    ????: slightly spicy, slightly sweet, even after a while a bit tart, short
    *
    Very similar to 8yo + with a slight wine note, maybe a bit better than 8yo, but still nothing to brag about.
    *
    ????: 4/10
    ????: 85/100

  10. Dietemann scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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