Port Askaig 110° Proof

Port Askaig 110° Proof

(0.75l, 55%)


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$75.99
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For the novice, and the connoisseur.

Port Askaig
is a small town on the northeast coast of Islay where it faces the island of Jura less than 1/2 mile away on the other side of the Sound of Islay. The Port Askaig Whiskies are a brand of Islay single malt Whiskies named after this picturesque town. London-based Specialty Drinks created the brand by collecting selected casks from some of the largest and most reputable single malt distilleries on the island and producing a series of independent single malt bottlings.

Port Askaig 110° Proof is aged in American oak barrels and bottled at 55% ABV. Like each of the expressions in Port Askaig’s range, they are released in limited batches which yield an unparalleled consistency and quality of character, that ensures each Whisky maintains its original flavor and dignity. Nonchill-filtered and naturally colored this exclusive release is the first of this unique range of single malt Whiskies from Port Askaig to launch in the US. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    55%

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoke aromas and crisp apple notes

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex, notes of peat smoke, cloves, cinnamon, cocoa and licorice root

Finish
Long, with a zing of spice and a dose of brine 

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Ratings & Reviews
Pen
Pen,
Very SMOKEY, heavy anise on the backend, very medicinal. Almost like drinking a humidor. Not for me.
 
John
John,
this is definitely a go-to bottle at this price. savory peat with a complex finish of flavors.
 
James
James,
Far too harsh tasting, rubbing alcohol like, never again.
 
Paul
Paul,
Nice smokiness . Added a little water and poured over ice. Very nice and smooth. The color is very light. I prefer it darker, but I enjoyed it very much. The taste reminded me of the Laphroaig PX Cask.
 
Randy
Randy,
Too peaty for me.
 
Rick
Rick,
Smoky, peppery; lots of spice and heat. Kinda medicinal. Could smell it a couple feet away from the glass. Added a bit water to open it up. Didn't help. A little too much. Maybe just not my taste.
 
Michael
Michael,
Good, not great. Nice smokiness, decent little flare of flavors, but the burn after swalling this makes any flavors you were enjoying disappear.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Smokey, has a little bite, taste like a younger aged scotch
 
Brian
Brian,
Not bad if you are in a smoky mood.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Smells Smokey. Tastes Smokey. Too much so for my taste. Kind of comes across like chewing on burnt wood.
 
Michihiro
Michihiro,
Loved this - sooo much smoke up front but it tapers off quick and the finish is so clean. Just a fun dram
 
Sam
Sam,
Eh not my fav....extremely Smokey
 
Angela
Angela,
very light in color, very smoky which is not for me at all.
 
Doug
Doug,
I really enjoyed this one. I was a bit leery of the high proof, but the sweetness balances that out -- and adding just a bit of water doesn't hurt, either.
 
Steven
Steven,
Did not like it. Had a medicine smell to it.
 
Doron
Doron,
Beautiful smoky flavor. A bit too strong.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a rich & zesty birth; while a complex life leads to a long & rich death with an oily texture.
 
Craig
Craig,
A Good drink for a peat fan.
 
John
John,
A little peaty, clove and licorice. Not too bad.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Honestly, that apple, sweet, crisp candy scent came through strong on the nose. I thought one thing, then was hit with a strong smoky flavor. That melted away into a little alcohol bite and complex chocolate, peaty raisin finish. It's really very good and complex. One of my favorites that isn't an old standard like Lagavulin 16. Found it through a tasting box.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Really different than anything i’ve had before. First thought, its smells and tastes like band-aids.
 
Greg
Greg,
Smokey on the nose but much less so on the tongue. Not as hot as some are saying, but I like spice so proceed with caution if you don't. I really like the flavor. I wish Flaviar had more of thier samples for sale. This is number 15 out of my Advent box, and most are not available.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
People have it right: it’s smoky. But I found it enjoyable without burning or heat.
 
chris
chris,
smokey
 
Patrick
Patrick,
very light in color, very smoky which is not for me at all.
 
Terri
Terri,
very smoky! Nose and taste. Better with a cube of ice.
 
Austin
Austin,
Much darker flavors than it looks. Very smoky.
 
Alex
Alex,
Deliciously peaty and smoky but still sweet at the same time.
 
Gary
Gary,
The nose was strong and the taste of smoke, coal, and peat was overpowering for all who tasted. No one would purchase a full bottle of this whiskey.
 
James
James,
Plenty of heat and a wonderful flavor.
 
Paul
Paul,
Too much heat for me. The peat was fine. Overall not an enjoyable drink for me. I had a portion from the Christmas advent calendar. Almost poured it out. But I did not. Don't want to waste it.
 
Paul
Paul,
Too proofed up for me, too diesel, maybe my scotch palate just isn’t developed enough but was just too burnt tasting or something
 
Gregory
Gregory,
It's OK
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Deceptively clear. This is an exceptionally complex Islay, with peat and the ocean and bandaids in the nose, a lot more sweetness than you’d expect in the taste, along with almost everything in the nose, a hint of citrus and chocolate, and a ridiculously long finish that’s chewy in all the best ways. This is my favorite advent calendar offering to this point.
 
Todd
Todd,
Hotter and peatier than I prefer.
 
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