Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Stated Age
08 years old
45.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
13 Dec 2020 11:13 pm by Max70

Average value

€ 33.79

2 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 08-year-old ElD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.58 points

  1. Max70 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like that independent version of a classic Islay malt. I've found a remarkable difference, in flavor and smell, depending on the temperature. Very fresh and attractive just picked up from the cellar, while less lively at 25 degrees.
    In any case, water helps to open up.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Iodine, peat, lemon, medicinal
    • Taste
      85 85
      peat, sharp, red fruits
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium, burnt wood, pepper

  2. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    not bad Islay, quite drinkable, but not very bright
    • Nose
      82 82
      creosote, sweetness, smoke, caramel
    • Taste
      82 82
      sweetness at the beginning, followed by peat, sea breeze, lemon zest
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium duration, nautical theme with lemon, smoke and salt

  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    n: sweet, smoke, peat, citrus, fruits
    t: sweet, malt
    a: peat, malt, sweet

  4. marmeladow scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Light yellow-pale color. Overall impression: young and insignificant, not bad, but not remarkable either.
    A few drops of water open it up much better, but still an Islay whisky that is not convincing to me, that simply has too little maturation or character.
    Similar to the Lagavulin 8yo, like this, the Port Askaig is also clearly overpriced for me.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Cold ashtray, then a campfire with some water, some citrus fruit, vanilla with sweetness and memories of the sea
    • Taste
      82 82
      creamy-light, later also a little spice and oak. Vanilla, clear smoky notes, some citrus and sea
    • Finish
      80 80
      rather short and insignificant, but pleasantly warming with a discreet, pleasant, peppery flavor

  5. Floor scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    very close to ardbeg, a bit smoother. Loved it

  6. Patrick93 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83


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