Port Askaig Islay 8 Year Old


Port Askaig Islay 8 Year Old - The core expression from Port Askaig made in a beautifully sweet, smoky style. Its elegant, approachable character makes it the perfect introduction to Islay single malts. Sourced from just north of the village of Port Askaig, the whisky is aged in refill American oak casks. This allows the character of the spirit to shine through, making for a gentle, smoky, moreish dram.

Tasting Notes, by Oliver Chilton, Whiskymaker

Nose - Fresh, clean and vibrant with notes of lemon oil and sea spray. The smoke is gentle but alluring, reminiscent of wood embers and coal, cooling on a beach fire.

Palate - Rich citrus fruit and salt-baked mackerel. Classic Islay peat reek is mixed with a subtle honeysuckle sweetness while a background herbal character adds balance.

Finish - Barley sugar lingers as the soot and smoke dissipate, leaving the palate clean and ready for another sip.