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Overall rating
88.09/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB187099
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Vintage
12.06.2008
Bottled
24.09.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt Matured
Casknumber
1
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Northernmost distillery in Islay
Barcode
5060188981824
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
06 Jul 2021 2:37 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.60

37 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

151 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 2008 ElD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 points

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    In the aroma comes a nice smoke, fire with some smoke, but not too intrusive. Underneath and next to it sherry sweetness and warm spices. The alcohol is not noticeable in the aroma.
    The alcohol becomes immediately tingling and burning on the tongue. The whisky can tolerate water / needs water. A nice, dark fruity sweetness is also evident in the taste, which unfortunately quickly gives way to sulfur / egg white notes / soap that is annoying to me, which do not disappear in the aftertaste and are a missing note above the whisky. The smoke is rather subtle in taste. Unfortunately, the soapy sulfur tarnishes the enjoyment ...
    Even after a while this whisky doesn't get any better. Sulphurous missing notes that cloud the enjoyment!

  2. Danlow did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The description of the whisky reveals its secret. It is the northernmost distillery on Islay, which suggests a smoky Bunnahabhain.
    Fair € 80 in July 2021.

  3. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, tasty malt with beautiful contrasting flavors that harmonize well. But at this price does not bring any real added value.
    • Nose
      86 86
      At the beginning light, not too dominant smoke, some campfire aroma, wood paired with old, musty leather. A more dominant sweetness and some sherry fruit follow. Plums, raisins and fresh red berries. Still has something of a slightly sour gravy, bacon, meaty.
      All of this flashes up one at a time, after a while everything blends into a pretty good overall picture.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Tingling and hot on the palate, distinct oak spice. As soon as the sharpness subsides, beautiful, dark-fruity berries, plums and some currants begin to spread, followed by a more present sweetness. In addition, I find a subtle sulphurous note in the background. Such a light matchstick aroma. For me it goes well with the smoke and the sweetness as it brings more contrast and variety.
      With a little water this becomes even more effective.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, fruity, slightly burnt caramel, smoke,

  4. dapoinbua scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  5. N0b0dy0815 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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