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
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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.
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.
Nose: Old-fashioned liquorice, saltwater taffy, fresh oyster shells and citrus spray.
Palate: Sharp and stony initially, with an intense minerality that quickly becomes sweet and spiced – rich lemon oil with peat smoke, dark chocolate and crunchy barley sugar. The spice grows, adding stewed apple with cinnamon, along with heavy charcoal smoke.
Finish: Cinnamon spice slowly fades to a flavour of dried apples and pears.
2022 Whiskies of the World Awards – Gold
Independent Merchants Single Malt Scotch – Double Gold Medal
Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
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.
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.
Whisky and Barrel Nite Consumer Choice Awards 2021 – Consumer’s Choice. Gold
SFWSC 2020 – Gold Medal
WoW 2020 – Best in Show, Gold Outstanding and Best in Class, Gold
Port Askaig 15 yr
This Islay Single Malt was distilled in 2006 and aged for over 15 years in a single ex-Bourbon hogshead. This is a dram brimming with bright fruitiness, coastal notes and elegant peat smoke. A ticket right to the Queen of the Hebrides.
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NOSE Enjoying a fresh tropical fruit salad, served on a Summer’s day. Smoked fish is served with a wedge of lemon, right off of a charcoal barbecue.
PALATE Lemon oil coats your palate, with sweet passionfruit juice and elegant peat smoke continuing to develop with every sip.
FINISH: Beautifully long and not too sweet. Bright peppery notes from the peat evolve into peppermint, leaving you with a honeyed mint tea finish.
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.
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.
2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold
2022 World Whiskies Awards: Category Winner, Round 1, Scotland, Single Batch Single Malt 21 Years & Over, Scotch Islay
Port Askaig 12 yr
This limited edition Port Askaig bottling is a tribute to thewonderful flavors of Islay, from a distillery on the north east coast of Islay, close to the village of Port Askaig.
A blend of nine refill American Oak Hogsheads, five Oloroso Sherry Butts (made from a mixture of American and European Oak), and three Solera Sherry Butts (made from American oak) have been used to create this flavorful Single Malt with a medley of smoky, fruity and coastal notes.
To fully showcase its distinct Islay character, this whisky is non chill-filtered and bottled at 45.8%
Nose – Crumbly Wensleydale cheese, dotted with cranberries, evolves into smoky bacon crisps. Next, delectable cherry liqueur and the heavy succulence of boiled Christmas pudding just set aflame.
Palate – A melange of juicy red grapes and smouldering wood chips, with just a touch of dried seaweed. Cherry tomatoes, left to confit in the oven a tad too long, and a smattering of hawthorn berries.
Finish – Salty and spicy notes remain – reminiscent of Tabasco sauce and smoked chipotle peppers. Echoes of berry tea and stewed plums linger on.
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Port Askaig 18 yr
Nose: Flinty and saline, immediately delivering clean peat. Then comes the fruit: peach, under-ripe pears and bright citrus, mellowed only slightly by some woody, fragrant hints of sawdust and juniper branches.
Palate: Creamy texture packed with island peat and minerals, smoked ham, flaked almonds, oysters and a salsa verde made with tomatillos and lime juice. The tangy citric flavours develop further into grilled lemon slices laid on wet stones, evoking images of the seaside on a rainy day.
Finish: Lingering damp smoke, as well as greener flavours of cilantro and parsley.
Port Askaig 33 yr
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.
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