Port Askaig, 28YO (700ml)
28 Year Old
Port Askaig 28 Year Old Islay single malt has been bottled from a batch of casks from an undisclosed Islay distillery.
Without detailed information on the provenance of the whisky, this expression selected the casks based purely on their quality.
Time has given this dram wonderful complexity while retaining its peaty, coastal character; the result is a generous and highly individual whisky, perfect for savouring by the fireside.
Nose: A complex mix of medicine cabinets, fresh mint, pine resin, smoked tea leaves and hospital laundry drying on the breeze. Almond flakes, kirschwasser, lychee, guava and pineapple rings in syrup follow. With water, there’s a background of vanilla pods and burnt cara
Palate: Oily, generous and meaty with pancetta-wrapped chicken legs, cured speck with bay leaves and salted Padrón peppers. Rich coconut butter, orange peel and Portuguese custard tarts dusted with cinnamon aren’t far behind. Distant wildflower fields of violet, lavender and camphor trees bring a freshness to the table.
finish: There’s plenty of lingering woodsmoke here, as well as rosemary, menthol and liquorice. It leaves you immediately ready for another sip.
About the producer:
Port Askaig is a range of Islay single malt whiskies that embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people. Its character brings together the robust smokiness and soft fruitiness found in this beguiling island.
The range has been developed to appeal to the most discerning of whisky connoisseurs while also appealing to the novice whisky drinker.
Port Askaig have selected exceptional casks of Islay single malt to create a range recognised as Islay classics.