Overall rating
90.61/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB67477
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Vintage
1968
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
5 Refill Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
40.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060188981282
Added on
03 may 2015 12:46 pm by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1923.56

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102 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Port Askaig 45-year-old SMS

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.61 points.

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    sweetness of wood, malt, yes after 45 years, and oily earthy peat
    stewed tropical fruits with a handful of peppery spices
    stuffy:
    the peat is less present, the citrus fruits cooked with mango and banana, it's also a little vegetal, return of wet smoke on a fire that goes out.
    the sherry casks give more on the tropical orange than the European red-black cherry.
    Final:
    on the same scents with ashy peat now, peppery spices, cooked citrus fruits, slightly candied.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good Port Askaig with a superb nose.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very nice nose, on slightly green pineapple, light passion fruit, mango, papaya, quince.
      Peppery woodiness. Bark of work.
      Light peat and cold smoke.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth it's sadder, with graphite, water diluted with tropical fruits, a little camphor, and cold ashes.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Short finish on peat, cold ashes, lemon zest, mango skin

  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very sedate, elegant Islay Malt, which lacks oomph and character, but at the same time you have to give it time so that the full aroma unfolds. The finish could also be significantly more concise / longer.
    • Nose
      Camphor, a little lavender, green tea, very dry, old algae, nice leather, fine cocoa, marzipan, herb honey, heather grass, very elegant salt and pepper, apricot and lychee later, a tick of grapefruit, a little red apple too, later also nice old tobacco and oak
    • Taste
      Very floury apple, earl gray, camphor, cardamom, nutmeg, salt and pepper, beautiful old oak, but elegant, rosemary and tick fennel, grapefruit, tick pineapple, heather grass, nice crispy malt, algae, creamy, cocoa
    • Finish
      Heather grass, lime peel, grapefruit peel, green tea, tick salt, medium length

  4. Floctomore scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Reviews here cant be honest
    In a blind tasting this would have 80 points. People are influenced by age Statement and price.
    A mediocre, non peated one, tasting 15 year old, not 45....

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very nice and quite elegant. Tropical fruits to start with, such as fresh pineapples, mangos and passionfruit. Nougat. Honey. There’s lime too. A little bit of oak and red apple peels.
    • Taste
      Red apples and oranges. Overripe bananas and mangos. Honey as well. A hint of smoke in the very back. Oak and spices, such as crushed black pepper, cinnamon and a pinch of cloves.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long and it’s a bit drying. A trace of smoke. Apples, honey and mint.

  6. Willum scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. matfrl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Izzino scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    Beautifull, light, light smoky but very complex.

  11. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very sweet and aromatic, great nose! There is a little cardboardy note in the palate. The price is too high!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very sweet, crushed banana and cream, heather honey, very floral and aromatic, old style, passion fruits and lemon
    • Taste
      90 90
      Huge banana and honey, beeswaxes, cream and herbs, mints, not watery at all, a touch of cardboad
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, floral, soft butter, mango and banana skin, chewing gum

  12. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The Whisky Show Old & Rare Glasgow 23 - 24 February 2019
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/twe-show-2017-trade-day-part-2/

    Consists of juice from five 1968 vintage [ex-Bunna so i was told] sherry butts. So Caol Ila meets Bunna then?

    N: All of the mango products.
    T: Fruity & liquid sooty ash.
    F: After all the fruity action follows 45 years of cask softness.
    C: Speciality roll out another masterpiece.Scores an A-

  14. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. RL_whisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic, initially very fruity, sweet. Secondary peat and a little smoke. Very smooth, not dry at all. And medium to long finish.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

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