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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spicy
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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
Marshall
Marshall,
Too smokey
 
Scott
Scott,
Interesting, but not for beginners. Intense peat and clove flavors and high alcohol make this the outlier of the tasting box. Glad I tried though
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
This is my favorite of the three that I tasted today. Rich, smokey, great flavor with just a little bit of heat.
 
James
James,
Very strong and a little too Smokey for my taste
 
Alfredo
Alfredo,
Strong smoke and peaty notes. I would compare this to the Laphroaig 10.
 
Alex
Alex,
Not for me. The “peat” or smoke too strong
 
Rachel
Rachel,
Very Smokey, peated. Interesting notes, unique
 
Danielle
Danielle,
My mom and I tried this together (neat) and the first thing she said was "It tastes like band-aids". Even with a few drops of water, it was still very strong and smokey. Maybe it just wasn't our taste, but I personally wouldn't buy this again. Glad I at least tried it though for future reference.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
I'm not experienced enough to know what I disliked about this scotch. I couldn't finish the sample without ginger ale. At first, I loved the smell. The smokiness was great. However, after a taste, the smell even changed for me. Perhaps the peatiness was a bit much for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed other scotches and keep some in my house at all times; this will not be one of them. Of course, my wife enjoyed it and found my gagging amusing.
 
Danny
Danny,
This may sound harsh but It tasted very chemicallly to me I couldn't get past two sips.
 
Mahyad
Mahyad,
Smokey and overpowering but loved the finish
 
Jim
Jim,
I am not a fan of smoky scotches, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Sure - it started out smoky, but it wasn’t overpowering and quickly transitioned to a fruity sweetness that was thoroughly enjoyable. I never would have guessed this was 110/114 proof. The rating is probably lower because it’s a very atypical “smoky” scotch, but it rated petty high for me.
 
David
David,
Incredibly strong and too overpowering for my liking.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
I really despise the initial spicy/smokey combo, but it has an amazing finish.
 
Steve
Steve,
Really smoking a little overpowering
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Way too smokey
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Smells like a campfire. Immediately sweet followed by spicy smoke with peaty undertones. Almost buttery at the finish. There’s a lot going on. It’s not really my thing because of the peat but others might really enjoy it.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smokey and sweet nose with a smoked taste. Best part of this scotch is the Smokey/buttery/caramely finish.
 
Joe
Joe,
Really spicy and slightly bitter. Strong. Peaty and smoky.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Strong high proof leather taste.
 
Ian
Ian,
Easy sipper. Smells smokier than it tastes
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very smoky. Still tastes good but any more smoke would be too much for me.
 
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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