Port Askaig 18 Year Single Cask (US Exclusive)
Peated Single Malt
Port Askaig // Islay, Scotland
Port Askaig 18 Year Single Cask is a US exclusive release from an undisclosed Islay distillery. It matured for 18 years in a single ex-bourbon barrel which yielded 250 bottles. Bottled in 2019 at 50.8% ABV. Released April 2020.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"The nose is a mix of earthy peat, menthol, and tar. The smoke factor is of moderate intensity, but there's still sweet barley to be found along with a hint of lemon peel. On the palate, the whisky is of average body and at this proof, the whisky is crisp and spicy (think cinnamon sticks). There's an oaky finish of decent length. Splash of water brings out more herbal and mossy aromatics and naturally softens the dram just a bit. Give both experiences a try. "