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Overall rating
88.85/100
votes
110
Whiskybase ID
WB147178
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Single Vintage
Vintage
05.10.2001
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1255
Number of bottles
520
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532806568
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky
Added on
21 Jan 2020 11:20 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 251.38

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110 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 2001 ElD

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      First you get a nice sweetness in the nose with a very pleasant depth. It definitely has something nutty with a hint of polish and leather notes. In between you always have nice sherry sweetness and dark caramel. Menthol and light herbal notes can be seen here and there. Very exciting and exciting on the nose. After I have added some water, the impression of marzipan increases. Little by little, some fruit appears.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The intensity remains in the taste, beautiful sherry paired with great wood flavor. Well balanced. The age can be clearly seen here. But contrary to expectations, the sweetness of the sherry is accompanied by something nice and salty. It tingles on the palate, something metallic and iodine can be felt. Then again sweetness ... herbs and the palate is completely occupied. The sweetness has it much more difficult than in the nose. Now you can definitely feel Islay, he has character and ambition ... very exciting. Changes on the palate every now and then brings new subtleties.

      With water it becomes a bit rounder, but does not lose its character, but becomes a little more palatable!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Iodine and sherry stick to the palate, at the beginning I thought it could be more, but the tingle on the palate and throat lasts nicely.

  2. Stef89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very nice single cask. Spicy, strong and yet with a nice balance. The price in 01/20 alone at € 129 makes me hesitate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very sweet again (maybe the shape of the day?). Dense and interwoven. Sour red fruits fight with the barrel strength and the typical sherry flavors such as raisins and figs. Neither side gets the upper hand. This is very nice because the malt is not killed by the sherry. There is a certain nuttiness, but is it really a Bunnahabhain? I couldn't say blindly now.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powdered sugar and "burnt nut mix". Raisins, grapes, nice sherry, but not overloaded. Unfortunately, it is no longer as dense and complex as the nose. And I miss the wood on tap a little too
    • Finish
      87 87
      In the finish I now find the barrel influence with light but very nice wood aromas. He's still cute, but it's getting more and more nutty. Here he is now ... the Bunna.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great barrel management. With a nice musty, musty note, there is not too much sherry sweetness (overwhelming the whisky). Very balanced and well balanced.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Old and damp wood, damp forest floor, tasty basement (only genuine with the natural floor from the 19th century), overripe grapes, raisins, savory - what a promising start. All the flavors are well coordinated, none stands out cheekily, all nicely arranged and not too pushy. Almonds, soft fudge, forest honey, mushrooms.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft and velvety and yet with a good force on the tongue. Almonds, hazelnut crocodile ice cream, marzipan, nougat. Less modern than the nose, but still enough to set an interesting and exciting accent. Grapes, dried plums, sweetened milk coffee, sugar beet syrup. Little dry.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, velvety. Almond slivers, dried orange peel, dried plums, hazelnut, nougat.

  4. Wiggerl scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    On the nose, there are dignified notes of sherry, the alcohol is very nicely integrated with its 53.4%. You can tell that it's no longer a young whisky. You immediately have associations with Original Bunnas, he cannot deny the origin. I tend to go for an oloroso barrel. In addition to a typical sherry sweetness, the dark fruits with an intense nuttiness (I guess walnuts) and the leathery notes are almost simultaneously recognizable in the foreground. In the background forest honey and dried fruits.
    The 53.4% is noticeable in the mouth and the aromas are pushed into the background. I wonder whether the alcohol still expresses youthfulness, but come to the conclusion that the 53.4% should be diluted. The sweetness is pushed into the background by the alcohol and the dark fruits become noticeable. The wood spice follows and shows its good side, no bitterness. The pleasant mouthfeel continues in the finish. Now chocolate is spreading, I fluctuate between milk and semi-dark chocolate. It dominates and leaves the spiciness in the wood no chance to come to the fore. The long finish ends with a bit of wood, which, in addition to its spiciness, brings out a few tannins.
    He gets 90 points from me. With his 17y, he is actually in the middle of the field, but this variety of flavors and the interplay makes him a very good whisky in its age league.

  5. Barbone scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. wako93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great Bunna from the sherry barrel. If you like Bunna, you won't go wrong here. The barrel didn't kill the whisky either. Overall, very round and balanced with a slight spice kick.

  7. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great malt. Balanced and harmonious without what is imposing. Somehow a bit of everything and just enough of it not to seem overloaded.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Great pleasant sweetness at the beginning, accompanied by nuts, spices and leather. Looks rather deep and dark.
      Grapes, raisins, dates, figs come through and mix with the beautiful sherry sweetness. In addition, there is caramel and toffee. Light malt aromas that come across as a little roasted. In general, roasted aromas are a constant companion of the sweetness and the fruit. All of this is very nicely balanced and in constant interplay. With a little time, the fruity notes disappear and change to slightly musty, musty wood aromas and malty notes gain the upper hand.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fresh, sparkling, spicy. Pepper creates a slight spiciness in the mouth. Still creamy and soft. Then you have the oak note directly but also immediately brings the fruity-sweet dry fruits with you. Slightly sweet, chocolate, tobacco. Almonds and some milk chocolate show up in the background. Makes a slightly dry, wine-like impression in the mouth.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish, again dry with fruit and sweetness. With nuts and oak seasoning.

  8. Igitor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. pecathor scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Definitely a very good whisky! This being the second EID bottling of Port Askaig I have tried, I have to say I like the expression and it's something I would like to keep at home to sip during long winter evenings!
    • Nose
      88 88
      sherry, dried fruit, figs, leather, nuts
    • Taste
      89 89
      fairly dry, oak wood, sherry, dark fruit, black currant, hint of spice (can't say what exactly)
    • Finish
      87 87
      long and dry, becoming a bit bitter over time, chocolate and spice

  10. Dagobert scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

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