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Overall rating
82.72/100
votes
112
Whiskybase ID
WB144771
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/9046
Barcode
5060188982098
Added on
17 Dec 2019 10:36 pm by Max70
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.45

12 × in wishlist

112 × member ratings

272 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 08-year-old ElD

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.72 points

  1. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Riedel23 scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Not very complex. A perfect example, if you want to taste pure (medium strong) Islay peat.
    • Nose
      71 71
      First impression is sweet smoke. I would say, that it suggests a one-dimensional dram.
    • Taste
      76 76
      There it is (different to nose) - pure Islay peat, that is very prominent, but not strong. Behind it, there is laquer and nuts. Mouthfeel is oily and convenient. Fruits only with some imagination - I would call it simply sweetness.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Long maritime peaty lingering taste.

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Feels like a refill bourbon Caol Ila. In fact, this ought to be a blind taste test for anyone who thinks they know their Islay, because it's so obvious. I like the nose a lot, but the body is too watery and flabby for me to earn a high score. Since I've complained that the current Laphroaig 10yo OB tastes nice but too watery, and feel the same way about this one, it would be hypocritical of me to give this anything else but the same score.
    • Nose
      Seashore vibes, distant bonfires, seashells, shy citrus notes. You know the drill. More detailed but less full than the current 12yo OB.
    • Taste
      A bit oily on the tongue, but mostly on peat, coal, seashells and burned driftwood. The body is somewhat watery, which does spoil it a bit, and is a surprise considering the ABV. I do prefer the 12yo OB.
    • Finish
      The peat and salinity last a while, but there's nothing more to this.

  4. fnk scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Immediately I remember the barrel release of this malt, which is a head or two taller. I will not say that this is a straight smoky monster, an indistinct aroma, but the drinkability is high, the taste is not bad, the aftertaste ..... I will not say anything ...

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Pretty nice. Not more. Unfortunately.

    With a simple peated bunna, a Lagavulin 8 or a Caol Ila 12 you are much better served and usually costs no more or even less.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very maritime, relatively gentle and light smoke, 'salty', delicate sweetness in the background. Wet wood, some seaweed. Feels quite young and still immature (but not really bad at 8 years of age.) The sweetness of the delicate smoke is very nice.

      Surprisingly light and reserved character.
      The empty glass actually reveals the most interesting aromas.
    • Taste
      81 81
      The smoke gets a bit stronger, still sweet, a bit cold campfire, still maritime. Unfortunately, it feels a bit watery and meaningless. Relatively little Islay feeling for an Islay smoker.

      2nd sip: Noticeably watery. And sweet. With a delicate maritime touch and spicy wood notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Quite flat, somewhat watery, sweet, very delicately maritime. Fades very quickly, but is extremely pleasant and even flattering.

  8. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Maltimizer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    I guess Caol Ila ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet smoke, ripe banana, vanilla, pear, ham and campfire, mint chewing gum
    • Taste
      82 82
      Lots of pepper, then smoke, tobacco, fresh wood, pear, otherwise not very fruity, slightly sweet and herbaceous, dry
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long and hot, slightly tingling, less smoke

  10. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Personally, I would bet on Lagavulin. A little youth is still noticeable - otherwise a lot of smoke but also a good portion of fruitiness. All in all, not very complex, but pleasing.

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