- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Elixir Distillers (ElD)
- Bottling serie
- Autumn Edition 2020
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Refill Bourbon Hogsheads & Sherry Butts
- Number of bottles
- 45.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 08 Oct 2020 10:18 pm by Whiskylifestyle
18 × in wishlist
76 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 12-year-old ElD
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.36 points
Peat, blueberry, anise, orange and vanilla.
Peat, orange, apple and blueberry.
Peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread and apple.
- Blind sample.
Spirits forward but nice and smoky. Quite s straightforward slay in my opinion, it has all the flavours you'd expect but it lacks a bit of complexity.
Peat, olive brine, vanilla custard and ashes. A bit spiritsy with a whiff of stonefruits.
Campfire, peat, nectarine and a whiff of raisins. Some burned marshmellows with nutmeg.
Peat and burned marsmellows again.
- Nice smoky Islay with some depth and roundness of flavor due to some wet dog and lanolin
Nose: brine, black olives, sheep wool, graphite and iron, wood stove smoke and ash; a little vanilla. a little subtle. Some floral smoke and a little leather. some wet dog. Some iodine.
Mouth: bonfire char, sweet ashes and iodine, wet dog, licorice
Finish : ashes and brine, bitter dried herbs
- Color gold
From my point of view in really straightforward and beautifully made whisky from the island of Islay. The smoke is rather subtle and not too strong in the foreground. It accompanies the aromas rather complements them without being too dominant. The sherry barrels add complexity and fruitiness. I find the clearly prominent liquorice notes, which I particularly like about this malt, astonishing. In terms of price, I have to say, it is not really worth the money. From my point of view, € 60 would have been perfectly okay, but that's the way it is at the moment. Otherwise you can't really go wrong with the malt and if you are into Caol Ila, you should definitely buy it here.
My rating system:
100-95: Exceptional whiskys
80-94: top whisky
50-79: standard whisky
The first impression is characterized by a wonderful fruitiness paired with a subtle smokiness. In addition, there is a real saltiness, which supports the aromas again extremely. It is reminiscent of a walk by the sea, it is stormy and the spray blows around your nose, pasta water, it also reminds a bit of salt basins for salt production. The smoke is nicely accompanied by citrus notes of freshly grated lemon peel and grilled lemongrass. The smoke is really subtle and is more reminiscent of cold ash, a bit of freshly paved road, burnt rubber, slightly musty, wet rubber boots, strangely enough, when you fade out the smoke, coconut moments come to Raffaello, the fruits are light and dark fruits, strawberry jam , Haribo licorice snails, toffee candy, Fanta orange lemonade, light cowshed moments, wet straw, light moments after acetone and used oil, as if you were coming into an old workshop, salmon on the smoking board, accompanied by a nice sweetness of maple syrup, forest honey, jelly bananas
The malt also starts really strong on the tongue and the first thing I get are really strong notes of Haribo liquorice snails, also on the tongue accompanied by a nice smokiness that is more reminiscent of smoked notes, like a Black Forest ham, nice citrus notes of lemongrass , Caipirinha with a decent note of lime juice, a nice saltiness like pasta water, plus nice light and dark fruits like strawberry jam, green apples, unripe pears, sea salt, slightly bitter orange jam, cold ash, smoked fish from the smoked board, herbs like star anise, thyme and coriander, some white ground pepper, light juniper notes, pine wood, maple syrup, apricots, forest honey, light menthol and mint notes, slight bitterness of roasted hazelnuts, walnuts
The finish is medium-long and is also characterized by the wonderful liquorice moms, a nice saltiness of sea salt, the strawberry and the slightly bitter orange jam, salmon on the smoking board, cold ash, beautiful herbal aromas of star anise, thyme, juniper, carried by one wonderful sweetness of forest honey
- Good, an Islay classic. Alcohol not received
sea peat, paraffin, oil on the beach, but it is not too intrusive, you can also hear more graceful notes of bread crust. Alcohol not received. After a while the peat fades a lot and the other aromas expand, including a nice creme caramel.
Light smoky peat, sea salt, sweet licorice
peat and a beautiful pure licorice (taboo), at the end a note of black pepper
- n: peaty & fruity! bandages, pleasant, salt, jam, coffe, hint of marinetime
t: peat, fruit, sour
a: peat, bandages, nuts, hint of fruit