Port Askaig 10 Year 10th Anniversary
Peated Single Malt
Port Askaig // Islay, Scotland
Elixir Distillers has released this 10 Year Port Askaig to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand, a series of Islay single malts. The whisky was distilled at a distillery "close to the village of Port Askaig" in 2008. It matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry butts for 10 years and was bottled at 55.85% ABV--a number which happens to be the geographical latitude of Port Askaig. Only 10,000 bottles produced.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and ex-sherry butts
"This lightly peated single malt from Askaig shows a charming elegance from start to finish. Although a bit shy at first pour, the nose opens up with sweet malt, sea salt, and brighter peat aromas. A richer-than-expected body delivers flavors of apple and white pepper that are anchored by a smoky, resin-y finish."