- Single Malt
- Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- 45.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Aug 2011 9:11 am
9 × in wishlist
64 × member ratings
99 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 19-year-old SMS
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.34 points
- Definitely a crazy thing, so clear fish I had only 2.3 times in the mouth, plus all the vegetables, etc., very exciting and definitely succeeded in that! The nose could be a bit more expressive and 1.2 fruit notes in the mouth should have been allowed.
Slightly cocooning campfire with a few algae in it, but quite, very filigree, banana, vanilla, pebbles, some sage and eucalyptus, fine sea air behind it, but overall very, very discreet everything, you're almost scared you smell the aroma away Little olives, weeeit removed some apple
Ouh, very fishy at first, herring and mackerel in the mouth, fresh from the sea, then jumps into a mixture of brine with brown sugar in it, zucchini and sage and eucalyptus in the mouth, what a crazy start, lime, cucumber, green (not spicy) peppers, then again fresh fish, algae chips, tofu, really crazy, in between some mango and banana also quite possibly, but rather restrained, some vanilla and grassy notes
Flotsam, dried sage, light honey and vanilla, dry-salty, leftovers from fish, long
- Lovely soft and well Integrated smoke on bourbon wood. Fruits like apple, pineapple and banana. Salty maritime notes. Honey and Vanilla. Notes of leather that you normally find in somewhat older whiskies. Very nicely balanced. 88-89 points.
- Blind tasting.
Peat, smoke, oily, pepper, tobacco and vanilla.
Citrus - lemon, peat, smoked ham, oily and oisers.
Medium drying with smoke, peat, liquorice and sea weed.
Lime, peat ash, vanilla, peach, chocolate, caramel, apple, limestone and sea salt.
Peat, vanilla, lime, chocolate, peanut and some earthy dust.
Dark chocolate, lime, almond and a little dust.
- A great expression!
- Tasting Notes by Keith Wood (Whisky Emporium)
nose initially oozes with Atlantic freshness, sea-salt and a hint of
gentle smoke which soon expands to a full-blown peat bog, but given more
time (4-5 minutes) I`m astonished as a vivid fruitiness including red
berries, redcurrants and pears rise from those peaty embers. As for the
palate, the fruit leads, followed by the peat which expands further over
the palate with time.
With 4 drops of water the nose is a
little subdued, more aromatic as opposed to full-on peat bog. The palate
is smoother with lingering peat alongside raspberry.
A further 4 drops of water increase the fruit again, although it is
now somewhat weaker in overall intensity. The palate is now reminiscent
of gentle bonfire embers on an Atlantic beach. I love the fruitiness of
this whisky, especially alongside the obvious peat and Atlantic
freshness. A real `Gem`, 88-89 Points
......................................................The Port Askaig is also truly
magnificent. Today has been very much about fruit and complex but subtle
flavours. This Port Askaig has all the peat of a traditional Islay
heavyweight, whilst at the same time offering surprising amounts of
fruit. Those redcurrants and red berries are fantastic alongside a
healthy dose of peat and Atlantic freshness. But can I classify this
whisky as one of my "Greats" by awarding a 90 point score? Yes, upon my
second reflection I have to say it is just slightly more preferable than
that wonderful Dailuaine. Port Askaig 19y 90 points!