Port Askaig 19-year-old SMS

Overall rating
87.52/100
votes
329
Whiskybase ID
WB40129
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Stated Age
19 years old
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L12/8184
Barcode
5060188980711
Added on
18 feb 2013 9:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 167.41

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Whisky reviews for Port Askaig 19-year-old SMS

73 users have left 78 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.52 points.

  1. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, salty-mineral-metallic.
    Little smoke but nice peat, forest floor
    Ocean, citrus and vanilla notes.
    Perfect drinking strength.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Malt_Brothers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Chiron scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  5. MaroFF scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A well-balanced whisky with a strong and permeable aroma, with lots of salt, smoke and smoked fish sprinkled with lemon juice. I wish I had only drunk dram, I'd love to try it again.
    • Nose
      85 85
      sharp, smoky, salty breeze, salt, smoked fish, lemon peel, notes of iodine in the distance
    • Taste
      85 85
      oily, greasy, sea salt again, fire, wet forest floor, slightly peppery
    • Finish
      84 84
      quite long, a lot of smoke, burnt branches and, like the aroma, the end with smoked fish

  6. Макс scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. jazzvilly scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. aborovikov scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    22-22-22-22

  9. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Port Askaig 19 (50.4%). Consumed at a Port Askaig tasting at Milroy's Soho, Feb 2019. Aroma - Joo-hoy-sus that's toffee-bourbon, vanillin, stupidly bourbon, a bit fumey, also some subtle floral notes. Taste is spiced and estery, booze, white sugar impressions alongside salt, a little more oily than some of the other samples tried on the night, lots of bourbon and vanilla too. Quite nice - some salted biscuit. We were told afterwards that this is a Caol Ila. 3.4/81

  11. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  12. manmathiou scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  13. Sergm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Pleasant smoke with mint. Lemon/citrus notes.Grassy and mineral. Fresh.

    Taste: Soft smoke with citrus notes.Ashy notes. Mineral.

    Finish: Medium. Well balanced smoke even a bit oily (loving it).

  14. Monstruo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Foudos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  16. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  20. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

    Nice, soft, drinkable and balanced Kalila without jambs)

  21. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Port Askaig 19 - solid silt, two years ago put 88, now 22-22-21-22

  22. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Class Whisky!
    • Nose
      Online blind tasting ...

      Colour:
      Shiny gold

      Nose:
      A fine smoky note. Melissa and sage. Shoe wax, limes and earth. Musty grass and becomes more and more mineral. Becomes ashy and greasy. Some salt and paprika seasoning. A bit cheesy. And a pleasant freshness too.
    • Taste
      Soft, smoky start. Then a lot of seasoning. Also becomes ashy in taste. Ash coated smoked bacon. Canned pineapple and again the hints of cheese. Metallic freshness and again the mineral.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Oily with ashy smoke. In addition, a nice, balanced sweetness.

  23. Gregers scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Typical Caol Ila traits, but no other fun stuff, and a bit on the sweet side. Still very enjoyable.

    Review: https://youtu.be/0RjQwmnTVYg
    • Nose
      86 86
      Classic Caol Ila notes, but on the light side. Some medicinal/camphor notes, but also light floral notes, lemon oil, very light toffee, smoked vanilla, a bit of green apple, brine, kippers, very light bonfire, sweet ripe banana.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Some alcohol bite, warm and light peppery tingle, but it's very nice. Smoke, good dose of sweetness, brine. Salty, sweet, smoky. Greasy, peppery kipper with lemon. Second chew brings more toffee notes, light sweet pickled ginger. Balance is alright but heavy on the sweet. Nothing bitter at all in this one. Third chew is a little warmer and fuller, but still full of candy cane and other sweets, smoke is solid throughout. A little too simple and clean, and too sweet.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smoke, light sweet pickled ginger, candy cane, some medicinal notes, very light banana skins, smoked vanilla, very little bit of coffee beans.

  24. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. thebonewolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This gets better from nose to taste to finish. The biggest difference is after the nose, it’s a bit decent but ok in the nose, then while the taste is light it is quite nice. The finish is a nice surprise where the smokiness expected of an Islay finally comes in. A solid dram.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Salty, mineraly fruit, more woody than smoky.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Surprisingly mild, light, a bit sweet, some spice.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Smoke comes in, pretty big but nothing like a peaty beater. More spice, salty ash.

  26. Yarema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. I have been drinking the fourth bottle in a year and a half .. one of the best combination of price and quality in recent years. A rich and most importantly developing nose from smoky and vegetable aromas of flowers and perfumes to dry dust, for which I constantly raise my rating
    Nose - 23
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 23
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 90

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Little fruity, citrusy, pear, apple, peach, hints of peat and smoke, little ham and bacon, whiffs of vanilla and dry hay
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, fruity, subtle sweetness, pear, apple, peat and smoke, little spices, smoked fish and ham
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, more citrus fruits, spicy, pepper

  28. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  29. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      full, intense, very smoky, smoked ham, bread crust, subtle citrus fruits, clear barrel influence, spices, a little vanilla, a touch of fruity, maritime notes
    • Taste
      86 86
      strong start, spicy and smoky, covers the palate, tingles on the tongue, slight sweetness.
    • Finish
      85 85
      very long, intense, smoky, oak-spicy, a little salt, a hint of bitter, spices, smoking barn, sounds slightly sweet with a little ash ...

  31. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  32. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    ***
    ????: very light white wine
    ????: fine peat, dignified, slightly winey, very cool! quite volatile, warm sweetness breaks through, such sweet cookies, mmmm!
    ????: oily, velvety, delicate, smooth, pleasantly pinching, quite long, yum! develops for a long time, cool!
    ????: very delicate, quite long, stinging peat,
    *
    B. nice whisky! The nose is delicate, the palette is velvety, on the one hand this spiciness but with long smoothness, yum! I like such peat! If it had some volatility, it would be great!
    *
    ????: 5.5 / 10
    ????: 89/100

  33. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. GWMingus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  35. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a nice Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat. White and yellow fruit and honey, peat, mild ash. Simple but rich and familiar nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival. Dark honey, spice, peat, white fruit, mild citrus. Rich palate as well.
    • Finish
      Long, with billowing sweet smoke and spice. A wonderful, warming finish.

  37. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a nice Caol Ila.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat. White and yellow fruit and honey, peat, mild ash. Simple but rich and familiar nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival. Dark honey, spice, peat, white fruit, mild citrus. Rich palate as well.
    • Finish
      Long, with billowing sweet smoke and spice. A wonderful, warming finish.

  38. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting whisky, amazingly delicious aroma, but the taste is completely different. The first impression is a delight, but further does not justify itself.
    • Nose
      Interesting, comprehensive, dry, rich. Something fried, smoky, candied lemon, spicy spices, sunflower oil, something old, antique lacquered furniture, a dusty cabinet, a hint of herbs, tangerines, greasy fried nut.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly light, first medicinal herbs, iodine, sweetness, in nature resembled Chinese rice vodka, hot, hot, pepper, apple acidity.
    • Finish
      Bitter, much simpler, iodine sweetness leaves, some spices.

  39. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great balanced Smokey dram. No antiseptic, no sherry. Smokey lemon custard with vanilla shavings. Simple, but well presented.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice smoke, not harsh or over bearing, balanced nicely with vanilla lemon. BBQ,
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy, sweet, bbq smoke, lemon. Custard and bacon crumbles
    • Finish
      88 88
      Lingering smoke, lemon pudding.

  40. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2019] Port Askaig usually is the code name for a Caol Ila but there have been some Bunnahabhain releases under this name too (e.g., a 45-years old)...

    ...but this is a Caol Ila, for sure. It is easy drinkable but the rather simple profile provides not many interesting aromas and flavours to explore. I am not willing to pay more than 50 Euro for a bottle of this quality, to be honest.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a typical Caol Ila profile with significant peaty notes and the typical "smoked bacon" aroma. It is quite nice but not of any particular interest according to my olfactory cells - the wood grows rather strong upon breathing and drives this nose somewhat out of balance.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste forms an (un)holy trinity of sweet barley sugars with bitter peaty and spicy wooden flavours. It is not too bad, actually - but again my taste buds state "okay to drink, but no interesting flavours to explore". Water releases some waxy aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother, hence more quaffable. I like this dram best best when reduced to about 43% abv.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The initial mouthfeel is hot (peppery) and coating with a minor drying moment (cold metals, ashes). The finish is long and turns more to the bitter side (green tea, tobacco, cold ashes) what drives the dram (again) out of balance. It dries out towards the end.

  41. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Caol Ila from the independent bottler. I'm curious. Very sweet and salty / mineral. Can be drunk well without water. The smoke is only accompanying, never dominant, as I like it. This bottling has a good PLV and is a clear buy for me. Get curious about the other bottlings. Here are 90 points from me.

  42. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  43. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice combination between peated and fruity, easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Peat, but also fresh. Banana, slightly smoky, alcohol quite prominent. Grilled meats too, and peanuts.
    • Taste
      Light salmiak kickje at the beginning, slightly peppery. Also light peat, wood fire smoke, and sweet, caramel.
    • Finish
      Slightly peppery, salmiak, peat, wood fire smoke, fruity.

  44. valery77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      94 94

  45. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, sweet peat, and intense, iodine, vanilla, lemon
    In the mouth, we find the iodine, the smoke, a lemon side rather thin, other orange fruits.
    In the end, the heat of the alcohol appears, the smoked bacon too, and the fruits remain present!
    A superb dram in a sweet and intense peaty vein !!

  46. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/midlands-whisky-festival-2017-part-33/

    N: Rather like the previous Tobermory, yet all polished up. Notes of sweet vegetal, oily cream, creamy bacon,..
    T: A sweet vegetal arrival, Part refined, part brash. Water straightens it all out, then becoming perfectly polite on malty oily smoke.
    F: Wispy milk chocolate finish with long & complex tasty trails.
    C: The form is splendid. This has been skilfully worked.Scores a B[+]

  47. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one during a master class by Specialty Drinks end of March 2017

    quite a delicate dram, with a deep taste, nice balance between peat and lingering sweetness, like toffee, vanilla and all together quite creamy.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  48. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: i sure started at the wrong end of the Elements/Speciality stand because of course this is so much lighter compared to the last two big smokers. Here we have an oily malt with any peat element totally overshadowed by the bruising Octomore Oc3 and the subsequent Lagavulin Lg6.
    T: Oily tar with a residual malt smoke.
    F: Good form throughout.
    C: Hats off to Elements/SMS, who have maintained a consistently high quality in their range since their inception in 2008, that’s nine years ago SW.Scores a B[-]

  49. jeoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  51. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good no nonsense dram to have on the shelf.
    • Nose
      First a very nice and fresh smell. Small oily tears in the glass. Light nice smell of smoke and a little peat. Later on there is banana coming trough but not unpleasant. Light , fresh and interesting.
    • Taste
      The banana taste I was looking out for is taking over by more peat and a touch of malt but it stays fresh. Not a big fat body but very well in balance and pleasant to drink.
    • Finish
      A good medium finish, sweet and fruity.

  52. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    did expect much more peat and smoke. peat is there but gentle, does mingle wonderfully with the oak, spices, some salt. sweetness, light fruits, malty. fine dram!  
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  53. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  54. peterhorror scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  55. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Peat, good amounts of citrus, and a focused if a little austere body. Yep, it is a TWE Caol Ila ;) No flaws, just a prime example of that side of the distillery that their own 18 or 25 yo releases don't really show. Bold and simple yet not at all boring or numbing. If you like this you should like the 19yo TWE retro label one, and vice versa.

  56. Implar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    http://whiskyinformer.com/home/port-askaig-15-16-and-19
    • Nose
      Smoked fish all day long, seafood. The earthy notes are there again. Very organic, crisp, more so than the 16. Mineral notes as well, some green apple. Seems like there’s some rosemary too.
    • Taste
      Very minerally, the peat comes through much stronger than in the nose. The smoke coats your entire mouth. Some peppers, tobacco leaves, leather. Makes me want to chew on it.
    • Finish
      The lemons come through here. Just a hint of oak. Then the tobacco dominate, some sigar smoke.

  57. Oranje81 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    http://whiskyclub-fs.de/2016/07/22/whisky-vorstellung-port-askaig-19-speciality-drinks-504vol/

  58. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  59. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful, like a classic. I especially like the combination of refill, Islay, and time (which means long maturation). A good dram, maybe a tad bitter, but it's all pleasant.
    • Nose
      Beautfiful refill-nose. It's a refined dram, with limited but positive impact of the wood. There is soft, damp peat, sea salt and freshly smoked cod and antiseptic. Next to this, there is ample citrus, mainly lemon. Some banana pops up too. Following, there are breakfast cereals with coconut and vanilla yogurt, and finally some mint leaves.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully sweet on rich barley and honey, with a relatively small influence of peat or smoke. It's salty though. Gets a bit more bitter with water, with camphor and ginger. The fruit is still fresh, mainly on lemon now. 
    • Finish
      Quite long, quite intense and warming on soft peat, a little bacon, antiseptic, wood smoke, camphor, some vanilla, lemon and ginger. 

  60. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A classic, peaty, slightly smoky, medicinal and dry Islay single
    malt. Clean and oily with a sweet and subtle fruity texture, pleasantly
    balanced by a nice and warming spiciness. Lovely stuff. The ideal
    outside companion in a hip flask on a rainy day.

    I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/whisky.connaisseur/
    • Nose
      Fresh with a lovely coastal nose - brine and minerals. Peat and subtle
      smoke, pleasantly mixed with a fine citric note behind. Cereals and
      malted barley arrive, followed by a touch of green apples and smoked
      bacon in the back. Classic briny with a kick of antiseptic note.
    • Taste
      A lovely mix of barley sweetness with peat and a touch of smoke. Oily
      with a warming spiciness of pepper, oak, cloves and camphor. Becomes
      quite intense with the second sip. Behind that peaty and spicy warmth, a
      lingering fruitiness of lemons and grapefruit emerges, followed by
      gentle medicinal notes and dry wood smoke.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, sweet and warming with lingering peat, medicinal notes, subtle smoke, cloves and dry oak on the tail.

      WITH WATER: By adding a few drops of water, significantly more smoke
      and spiced oak are coming through pushing the malty and fruity flavours
      in the background. Creamy, soft and sweet on the palate with acacia
      honey, grapefruit and subtle peat. Less warming spiciness which also
      increases with a second sip. The finish is still long and warming. Oily
      but less sweet and significantly dry on the tail with oak, cloves and a
      hint of pepper.

  61. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  62. Waykid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant. I have yet to encounter an Askaig range Ila that wouldn't be very good indeed.
    • Nose
      Gentle yet strong peatiness, sweet lemon and lemonpeel, chicory, a waft of fresh celery, the yard of a barkfactory, gooseberry, pine woodchip, campfire smoke.
    • Taste
      A sweet round smoke, phenolic apothecary tones, chalk, a slightly acricid candiness, really smooth peatsmoke, lemon cut with honey, dries a bit with water. Lemon-plaster-ash. Bitterish towards the end.
    • Finish
      Citrus-malty, light smokiness, medium long.

  63. janos63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Serge: 

    Port Askaig 19 yo (50.4%, Specialty Drinks, +/-2016) The first version in 2013 was absolutely excellent (WF 88). Colour: white wine. Nose: some linguist may have invented the word ‘vibrant’ just for this. It is pure briny and smoky Caol Ila, polished by time and not by wood, with fresh apples, fresh almonds, and a discreet mentholy side. Then a little antiseptic/TCP/iodine, and a good dollop of seawater. With water: your old jacket after a walk on Islay. Should I add ‘after the rain’? Mouth (neat): once again, it’s the purity that’s impressive. A smoked blend of seawater and lemon juice, with a few essential oils thrown in for good measure. Mint, camphor… With water: gets a notch fruitier (citrus) and, as often, a little earthy. Mud under your shoes (after that famous walk on Islay). Finish: long, zesty, chiselled, blade-y. I had noticed some sweetness in the first batch, but not quite in this one. Comments: as Ayrton Senna used to say, “If you take away Caol Ila, you take away (one of) the reasons why I do this.” Just put Eau Rouge instead of Caol Ila. SGP:447 – 88 points.

  64. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  65. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  66. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  67. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great stuff from Caol Ila, what a subtile, tasty dram this is! It's just fine as it comes, very well balanced, just a tiny drop water opens this baby spot on.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  68. hartist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent quality / price for this 19 years.
    • Nose
      Fresh, a little greasy, coastal scents, mineral, citrus (lemons and oranges) a little sweet sweetness, light and dark smoke.
    • Taste
      Fat sensation, in the mouth (cocoa butter?), Exotic fruits (mango, dried bananas), malted biscuit, spices (pepper, star anise), candied citrus, some vegetal notes (hay), touch of earthy smoke.
    • Finish
      Rather long, almost sweet and sweet, accompanied by a dark smoke and delicate.

  69. wataya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After finishing a bottle, i can say it's definitively a winner for me - 90 points ;) have to try the 30yo :-)

  70. Patrick93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  71. Laga93 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      95 95

  72. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  73. Pdh scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    N lightl Tar/smoke and marzipan
    T A lot of sweet tar. Oily.
    F long tary finish
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      93 93

  74. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  75. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice, well done but not surprising
    • Nose
      Peaty, smoky, mineral, iodine, corky, humid cellar sensation
    • Taste
      Bold, powerful, youthful feeling
    • Finish
      long

  76. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 88 points Shoplink Moderator

    The Port Askaig is very, very bright. Was that in a wooden barrel? The aroma is a mixture of peat, smoke, sea air and many sweet fruits. Honey, vanilla and oak (he was probably in a barrel) play with heather, blueberries and medicinal notes. The taste is that of fruits that are embedded in a peat buffalo. The finish is strong and leaves the memory of peat smoke back.
    What a great whisky! The sweetness of the fruits is not killed by the smoke, but plays with it. Wonderfully balanced. This Islay whisky also likes people who otherwise know nothing about smoky whiskys.

  77. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  78. Alba-Lover scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Quite rich, with a great contrast of pure, clean, lemon-creamy malt and some deliciously dirty, turfy, earthy, sooty, oily phenols. Medicine cabinet hints of bandages, liniment, Savlon. Gets more like a smoky lemon cheesecake with time in the glass.

    Palate: Lemon & tart apple fruit at first, then big phenolic grunt, with lots of hot bitumen, ash, tar, soot; then creamy lemon and honey, a minerally note and burning turf.

    Finish: The lemon cheesecake returns as the heavy phenols slowly disperse.

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