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Overall rating
87.99/100
votes
77
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

€ 124.45

28 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

182 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 2008 ElD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.99 points

  1. glen efze did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the aroma comes a nice smoke, fire with a little 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 does not disappear in the aftertaste and is 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 spoil the enjoyment!
    No, I can't hide this sulfur note. The bottle has been open for a few months now, the grade is not disappearing and is not getting any better. It may be that the whisky would be delicious without this note - it cannot be faded out and overlays the other aromas. The whisky was bottled exclusively for Kirsch Import. It's a shame that the sensitivity to sulfur doesn't seem to be very pronounced there. Unfortunately not tasty for me, I don't want to award points for it.

    https://glen-efze.de/tasting-notes/port-askaig-2008-2021-sherry-cask-matured/

  2. Danlow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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. riegerjonas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    2021-12-02
    • Nose
      88 88
      light red berries, slight odor, some smokiness, fine, slightly tart
    • Taste
      92 92
      dark fruity creaminess / softness, plums, slight sweetness, slightly smoky
    • Finish
      88 88
      bitter chocolate

  4. 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,

  5. Izzino scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I am glad that I had the opportunity to drink this whisky, but it is something undrinkable for me. Pure category 84. Strong Strong sherry with smoke and cask strength. Actually, if someone gave it to me blindly, I might have the feeling that it's some kind of trick, if it's whisky at all. It's definitely the most smoky sherry whisky I've ever had. Student seal, chocolate, raisins, marzipan, and lots and lots of Oloroso sherry

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. SebStar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, sweet with dark fruits
    • Taste
      84 84
      First sweet attack, then very quickly very dry. Unfortunately too dry for me
    • Finish
      82 82
      drought remains. The finish is medium-long and unfortunately very one-dimensional.

  8. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I actually really like the nose. In the mouth, however, this appears inhomogeneous. The sherry just isn't well integrated. But that's not because of the sulphur. I have nothing against him. Good nose, but not taste.
    • Nose
      Lots of smoked ham. Dates wrapped in bacon fresh from the charcoal grill. The fruits are red, but not too dark. More like redcurrants and raspberries. wood smoke. After the first sip, sulphurous undertones also in the mouth.
    • Taste
      Smoked Pepper. Smoked mackerel with a hearty blend of spices. In the mouth, the sherry somehow doesn't fit in so well. Works detached from the whisky. I do not like it. Overall, the fruits appear darker on the nose. Rotten strawberries. Jostaberry. Sulphurous sherry notes.
    • Finish
      Matches. Musty wine cellar. wood smoke.

  10. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. Lanister106 scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  12. LittlePeat scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  13. dapoinbua scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

  14. N0b0dy0815 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

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