Port Askaig is a whisky brand introduced by Specialty Drinks Ltd. (the company was founded by Sukhinder Singh, the owner of The Whisky Exchange) in 2009.
It is named after the ferry port on the Isle of Islay located very close to Caol Ila Distillery. The company does not disclose, which distillery supplies whisky for the brand however many whisky drinkers point to Caol Ila (we’ve heard recently that more than one distillery supplies juice for the brand). Each expression within the range is bottled in small batches, always at natural color and without chill-filtration. Port Askaig 25 years old was part of the original line-up but is not part of the current range.
Nose: fruity and smoky, apples, oranges, honeydew melon, lemon peel, toffee, honey, licorice, tobacco, notes of candle wax and oak.
Palate: sweet and pleasantly smoky, vanilla, butterscotch, honey, maple syrup, apples, oranges, licorice, nutmeg, dash of pepper and oak.
Finish: long, sweet and smoky, toffee, vanilla, baked apples, licorice, white pepper and oak.