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Port Askaig 100° Proof SMS

Overall rating
85.42/100
votes
492
Whiskybase ID
WB144143
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottled
2015
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1678624
Barcode
5060188981602
Added on
04 Dec 2019 9:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 60.67

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Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 100° Proof SMS

97 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. dandyman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite a monolithic beast. When first opened, I was pretty sure this was just another solid but more or less average young heavy peater, elevated by it's natural presentation. And yes, It's simple, it didn't surprise me, but it doesn't get boring as well, and it also doesn't have any flaws worthy of mention, and man, if you add quite some water, and have some patience with your dram, this really delivers!
    If this were older and had some clever wood treatment edge to it, this is 90 points territory no doubt.
    • Nose
      earthy peatsmoke, creamy lemon, hay, vanilla ice cream with lemon zests, barley sugar, a faint stale wood note, some licorice, after a moment something like grilled corn with mashed potatoes, later a little celery and paprika.

      with the addition of 3 tbs of water (4cl) and ~15 min:
      turns pretty cloudy, sweetened lemon juice, tar, diesel exhaust fumes and carbolic soap galore, amazing!
    • Taste
      peated barley sugar arrival, turns immediately zesty and sweet, lemony, salty, mineral, hugely carbolic, licorice, tar, fumes, lemon icing sugar, '90s lemon Gatorade, some ginger, big and buff body with a good balance, especially considering it's (presumable) age.
    • Finish
      earthy peatsmoke, tar, lemon juice, some licorice, some hay, some barley sugar, medium to long.

  2. Thor165 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Must first breathe for about 15 minutes, until its aroma has fully unfolded.

    Nose: pistachios - chocolates

    Taste: dark chocolate

    Finish: very long, over 20 minutes. Slightly leathery, then slowly rising, strong smoke and peat.

    Class single malt, with a price that is traded well below its value.

  3. coldsun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Flavor has notes of fruits, flowers, peat and little smoke. Taste has elements of spices and peat. Finish is peaty with spices (pepper?) and a little bit sharp at the end.

    IMHO the drink is much better then 8 y.o. "Port Askaig".

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/port-askaig-100-proof-571-vol-speciality-drinks-ltd-2015/

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Port Askaig 100 Proof (57.1%). At a guided tasting at Milroy's Soho, Feb 2019. The host advised that this is an older bottling and is from Caol Ila. Pale. Aroma is buttercandy, buttermints, some Caramac bar, plastic, some coated pencils. Taste - the vibe from aroma carries through, also very salty and flinty but versus some toffee and faint estery raspberry and candyfloss. Obvious alcohol, faint oak. Quite an unusual profile. Doesn't quite come together for me. Does build a nice wood linger over time. The host advises that this older batch was replaced by a new similar recipe. Newer bottlings may have a more coherent profile. 3.1/74

  6. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. blacknapkins scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Simple and clear. 84
    • Nose
      : smoke.animals.cardboard.cream.and citrus.
    • Taste
      baking.
    • Finish
      smoke and pepper .cardboard. warm milk

  9. Gweddry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      dry brick smoke, sour, ham, smoked meat, medicine, salted butter, resin, clay, omelette, onion, pistachio, creamy, dry corn, fresh chili peppers, pickles, licorice
    • Taste
      full, spicy, surprisingly sweet, cappuccino, licorice, mountain dew, dark chocolate, ginger
    • Finish
      sweet smoke, malt, light omelette, tar, mushrooms,

  10. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Stronger, fresher, younger, most likely Caol Ila.
    Alcohol is a lot of pressure. Needs water and warming
    In the glas.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

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