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Overall rating
84.36/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB167053
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Autumn Edition 2020
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogsheads & Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532809354
Added on
08 Oct 2020 10:18 pm by Whiskylifestyle
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 74.32

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157 × in collection

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

  1. STL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, blueberry, anise, orange and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, apple and blueberry.
    • Finish
      Peat, dark chocolate, gingerbread and apple.

  3. Rody024 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Peat, olive brine, vanilla custard and ashes. A bit spiritsy with a whiff of stonefruits.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Campfire, peat, nectarine and a whiff of raisins. Some burned marshmellows with nutmeg.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Peat and burned marsmellows again.

  4. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nice smoky Islay with some depth and roundness of flavor due to some wet dog and lanolin
    • Nose
      87 87
      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.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mouth: bonfire char, sweet ashes and iodine, wet dog, licorice
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish : ashes and brine, bitter dried herbs

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Comet67 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. jan.berg scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Color gold
    Viscosity: oily
    Dram: undiluted

    Conclusion:
    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
    0-49: flops
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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

  8. Highlander65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Good, an Islay classic. Alcohol not received
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Light smoky peat, sea salt, sweet licorice
    • Finish
      peat and a beautiful pure licorice (taboo), at the end a note of black pepper

  9. Svjatogor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    n: peaty & fruity! bandages, pleasant, salt, jam, coffe, hint of marinetime
    t: peat, fruit, sour
    a: peat, bandages, nuts, hint of fruit

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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