Port Askaig 14 Year
Peated Single Malt
Port Askaig // Islay, Scotland
Port Askaig is a single malt brand from London based Elixer Distillers, and it highlights peated whisky from Islay. This 14-year-old release from early 2018 is from a distillery in the north-east corner of Islay, better known for its unpeated whisky. Distilled in 2004, this Port Askaig is a vatting of 11 different first-fill bourbon casks.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeFirst-fill bourbon casks
"Port Askaig 14 Year shows relatively subtle notes of smoke, accompanied by dried seaweed and cow dung. There's some tinned pineapple juice, as well as licorice, banana and a whiff of ozone. The palate is ash-y, somewhat drying, and quite salty too. There's plenty of smoke, a whiff of rubber, and licorice too, with a hint of milk chocolate and some caramel sweetness. Simple, yet good peated whisky that'll definitely satisfy your peat needs."