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. We have selected exceptional casks of Islay single malt and created a range that we believe will become recognised as an Islay classic.

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Port Askaig 110 Proof

 
Limited Batch
Each expression within the range is bottled in limited batches. While recognising that each bottling will vary, the aim is to achieve a consistency of quality and character over time. To ensure each whisky maintains its original flavour and character, the whiskies are not chill-filtered and no colouring is added.

Tradition Evolved
In a world of change, we believe there is still a place for tradition. However, one that embraces evolution and new ideas required to make it ever better. We believe that the expert cask selection and traditional yet contemporary look of the packaging will ensure Port Askaig stands shoulder to shoulder with Islay’s more established brands for many years to come.

Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018

WoW 2018 – SILVER OUTSTANDING  in the category of Malt Peated Medium

Port Askaig 8yr

 

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.

Port Askaig Gift Set w Glasses

 
Limited Batch
Each expression within the range is bottled in limited batches. While recognising that each bottling will vary, the aim is to achieve a consistency of quality and character over time. To ensure each whisky maintains its original flavour and character, the whiskies are not chill-filtered and no colouring is added.

Tradition Evolved
In a world of change, we believe there is still a place for tradition. However, one that embraces evolution and new ideas required to make it ever better. We believe that the expert cask selection and traditional yet contemporary look of the packaging will ensure Port Askaig stands shoulder to shoulder with Islay’s more established brands for many years to come.

Port Askaig 33 yr

 
Limited Edition. Cask Strength.

NOSE: Soot and embers from a wood burning stove. Rich orange marmalade and freshly-baked buttered pastry. Crème anglaise with hints of cinnamon and delicate middle-eastern spice.

PALATE: Oily and rich with a touch of chili heat. Classic flinty notes come together with orange blossom, juicy satsumas and lemongrass, while an undercurrent of dusty smoke mingles with rock salt and black pepper.

FINISH: Smoked bacon and cloudy honey linger, pleasantly dry and very long.

91 points by ScotchWhisky

10 Highest Scoring Whiskies from the Spring 2019 Buying Guide for Whisky Advocate

Port Askaig 10 yr

 

Nose: Smoke is immediately apparent: burnt matchsticks and the embers from a coal fire. Dry sawdust on a carpenter’s floor. Then the sweetness: streaky bacon stacked high on pancakes drizzled with heather honey, alongside banana bread, ginger ale and under-ripe apricots.

Palate: A bold maritime peat rolls around the palate, coming and going like waves on the shore. Salt-crusted rye bread, extra virgin olive oil, roasted butternut squash, Chinese five-spice, and a salad of apples and fresh samphire. Smoldering juniper branches and white pepper follow, with a glass of crisp aperitif wine.

Finish: Lingering wet ashes, bags of dried orchard fruit, thyme and grilled lemons. Finally, some of the five-spice comes back – star anise and fennel.

Port Askaig 25 yr

 

Nose: Initially a phenolic smoke character, complemented by tropical fruits like pineapple, lychee and under-ripe banana. With water, there’s a mellow blend of garden florals, peach, cherry and burnt matchsticks.
Palate: More meaty on the palate; a charcuterie board of pastrami, saucisson, salty rye crackers and chargrilled vegetables with olive oil. There’s also soft leather, oatmeal with walnuts and grated nutmeg, dried orange peel, and a sprinkling of white pepper.
Finish: Vegetal notes continue, accompanied by herbs including thyme and bay leaf.
The warmth lingers, like dry woodsmoke from a log fire.

Port Askaig 45 yr

 

Nose: Fruity, combining both tropical and fruit: apples, pears, papaya and mango.

Palate: Bittersweet oranges, mangos and warming spice with contrasting mint and green-tea notes.

Finish: Fruit fades to leafy herbs which become warming and minty.