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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.

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

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


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


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

Solid Islay Malt

A bit bland, while not quite rounded out (yet?), but overall a solid and peaty Islay Whiskey.

14th December 2018


The flavours are close to Port Askaig 100 proof but not as good, the price is not that much of a different so I would go for the 100 proof.

4th December 2018

Good buy

I loved it, good honest young islay, ash, sea shells, bandages and a squeeze of lemon juice.

6th October 2018

Not for me

Not a good one
I’d put a few more coins and get me a proper ISLAY malt

10th June 2018


The prominent lemon note in particular would suggest it’s a second-rate Caol Ila. Then the question becomes: when the 12 year old of that is £5 more, why buy this?

3rd April 2018


Not that rough for its age, not so special for flavour. You might say it’s middle of the road for Islay. Fairly well arranged and not without complexity, so it could be quite commendable for a keener price; but at this PQR it doesn’t really stand out above the cheaper age statements.

3rd April 2018

Love it. Will buy more

I love it. Like a kaleidoscope going off in my mouth. I like peaty and this has lots of other flavors. Was recommended at a Whisky store in Edinburgh by a young lady and I thank her very much.

8th August 2017

Very nice, will buy again

I like my peat smoke thick and tarry, this one has it.

24th July 2017


Update: After several more tastings I poured it down the sink. What a waste of money.

8th July 2017

Smoke and boring

So I bought this due to the contest here on MOM, and even though I never had this brand of whisky I thought let's just buy it and try it. It has a medium smoke taste and that's about it... It's by far the most bland and boring whisky I ever had.

1st July 2017

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