Port Askaig 100° Proof

Port Askaig 100° Proof

(0.7l, 57.1%)


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A masterpiece of classic Islay single malt style.

Port Askaig is a small town on the northeast coast of Islay where it faces the island of Jura less than 1/2 mile away on the other side of the Sound of Islay. The Port Askaig Whiskies are a brand of Islay single malt Whiskies named after this picturesque town. London-based Specialty Drinks created the brand by collecting selected casks from some of the largest and most reputable single malt distilleries on the island and producing a series of independent single malt bottlings.

Port Askaig 100° Proof is a modern single malt Islay Whisky made in the the old-world style. Importantly, this means old-world labeling as well. At 57.1% ABV, this is a full cask-strength Islay with all of the big, smoky flavour that lovers of this style crave. It is a prime example of the style with a smoky aroma and a rich, mineral-licorice flavor that is savory and a bit sweet. In Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017, Port Askaig 100° Proof earned 96.5 points and runner up for Best Single Malt Scotch in the NAS category.

Smartass Corner: See the "degree" symbol after the 100 in "Port Askaig 100° Proof?” That's because it’s based upon an old proofing system that is not used anymore. It was used here to reflect an old-school style of Whiskey. In this case both “100° proof” and “114.2 proof” are correct and mean 57.1% ABV.

  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    57.1%
  • Distillery
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.

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smoky
sweet
spicy
cinnamon
apple
clove
peaty
liquorice
savoury
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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoke and sharp apple

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Complex, with more peaty smoke and notes of cinnamon, clove, chocolate, and licorice root

Finish
Long, with warm spice and saltiness

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Ratings & Reviews
Todd
Todd,
Smokey aroma with some spice as well. Taste is potent, strong warmth, touch of smoke, some spices, great overall taste. A dash of water brings down the edge a bit, makes it more drinkable. I like this quite a bit, but I think 1 drink of it would be enough for the evening - too many could spell trouble.
 
Alasdair
Alasdair,
Harsh; and painful on the nose and palette. Trying (so hard) to be unique and Islay-esk, but lacks any of the pedigree of rounding that age brings or the character that smoke instills.
 
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