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Port Askaig 8 Year Old

(70cl, 45.8%)

Port Askaig 8 Year Old
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Port Askaig 8 Year Old Bottling Note

An 8 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Isle of Islay, bottled for Speciality Drinks' Port Askaig range. Enjoyably smokey and elegant - a neat introduction to the range.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Charcoal, salted crisps and a good squeeze of lemon.

Palate: Soft salted caramel brings a sweetness to the palate, with waves of coastal peat smoke crashing underneath.

Finish: Medium length, with a hot kick of peppercorn.

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Port Askaig 8 Year Old Reviews

Subtle and easy going peaty Islay

Light for a peaty one and easy to drink. Lacking in body and wholesomeness, but a reasonable Islay for the price.

26th July 2021

Not my fav askaig, but OK for the buck.

Decent for the money

18th March 2021

Not bad at all.

Quite nice. Has a loverly smokey flavour. Better than expected. Not sure I'd buy this over lagavulin 16 but it makes a nice change I guess. Overall nice for the value

4th September 2020

Awesome smoky peated Islay whisky.

So people pour this down the sink when it’s won awards! Give it away to someone who likes smoky Islay whiskies!
You either like smoky whisky or you don’t. But if you don’t, why buy it and then put a review on here?
This is a top quality firecracker of a dram. I have just finished my first bottle. I will be buying another soon!

22nd May 2020

Pretty nice, light smoke, sweet and simple.

Pretty good 8. I get the nose and tasting notes listed as well as a bit of sweet kettle popcorn. Definitely get the peppery finish and peat smoke, although it’s not heavy. It’s lighter, simple and sweet and it’s pretty nice for what it is.

16th March 2020

Young, fruity and smoky!

This is a lovely young Islay whisky with just the right balance (for my palate) of freshness and fruitiness to make it approachable
but with a smoky, darker undertone to make it interesting and a nice peppery kick on the finish. And all for around £40 a bottle, seems like excellent value to me.

4th February 2020

Subtle, easy, enjoyable

Now I’m no expert.... but this is a little different than you’d expect, very light, lemony, a little bit oaty and ends with a bit of pepper, not too long but quite enjoyable

30th December 2019

Flavoursome

Looks like white wine,but full of nice peaty,coastal flavours.Well liked in all reviews i'vd watched and I agree.Same strength as most Taliskers!

21st November 2019

Nice

Nose is smoke and brine forward, green apple peel, high salinity and seaweed. Taste is again that high coastal sea salt, peat comes firing in, and a finish of hot pepper and barrel bitterness. Really good as a intro to Islay

31st July 2019

Not bad

This is actually a pretty good whisky not a lot of depth but very smooth with a nice amount of peat smoke, some sweet brown sugar, and some sea salt. Considering how close in price it is to the 100 proof I would just get that every time over this more bang for your buck for sure. Still not a bad whisky. The Sugarbear

7th June 2019

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