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Overall rating
83.22/100
votes
199
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L16/8629
Barcode
5060188982098
Added on
08 Oct 2016 5:27 pm by zholthran
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.43

21 × in wishlist

199 × member ratings

335 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig 08-year-old SMS

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.22 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sample.

    I really like it. You get a good sense of wort and also the peat, with very little cask trickery.

    You feel like you’re in the fermentation room drinking out of a washback. Very naked, very clean. Grapes, iodine, gauze. I don’t know it’s simple, but pure. I really love it. If you’re a whisky nerd, this is what’s it’s all About.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    If you ignore the rather short finish, it's a very nice Islay smoker. The 8 years you already tell him, but since a number on it, you know what to expect. The 45.8% are very pleasant.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Clear and pure nose. Refreshing with smoked banana pieces and orange slices. Rose scent and some mint. Feels light and airy, without letting it miss depth.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dry onion with cloves, licorice and neat peat smoke on the tongue. Tart herbs in the background, sweet fruit candies in front. Bruised banana.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The smoke creeps into the far corner and settles there. Dry, medium to short. The pleasant peat smoke is still there for a long time, since the fruits and herbs have long since disappeared.

  3. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Sweet pleasant peat smoker
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat smoke, honey, vanilla, a little lemon, fruity, a little flowery
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweetness, peat smoke, honey
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peat smoke, mild, some vanilla, light pepper, medium length

  4. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    ***
    ????: light crystalline, almost colorless
    ????: intensely seaweed peat, shavings, spicy, sweet-seaweed, that's something A. TEN
    ????: strong, peaty, seaweed, smoother than the nose, slightly peppery,
    ????: peaty, fairly short
    *
    Strong, rough peat, not fleshy, rough, fresh, no revelation but nothing to bother you either, so almost correct
    *
    ????: 3.5 / 10
    ????: 83/100

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. A0525 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    It fails in the aftertaste, which is normal for this age. Otherwise, everything is very expressive and good, albeit simple.
    • Nose
      Coal shed, peat, sea breeze and iodized salt, lemon peel, some floral tones, rice pudding, chimney smoke.
    • Taste
      A little sweet, then a little dry, oily and quite dense. Smoked meats, a lot of iodide and peat, lemons.
    • Finish
      Basic, warming, very simple and flat, mineral peat. And again peat, some lemons and vanilla, there is earthiness.

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Very good together, the well-smoked nose is sufficiently complex, the mouth, a little sweet and salty, is not in withdrawal and the finish is long.

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