Exploring the world of Single Malt Scotches

Port Askaig 110 Proof

Port Askaig 110 Proof- God knows we all need a diversion and I have a solution.  Here’s a new experience you can enjoy without a mask or the dreaded smell of Purell. Acquire a stash of this Islay powerhouse and prepare for a flavor bomb of the highest order.  Special thanks go out to the P.I.C. Larry , ( Provisioner In Chief) for his efforts on our behalf…..This moody bad boy comes to us from an un-named distiller on the Island but my research points to Caol Ila.  With no age statement, it’s a guess on my part but 8 years seems about right, still edgy but very flavorful and malty.  The deep amber color suits my mood perfectly and the nose meets us at the corner of Smoky and Grain.  The robust taste has some faint vanilla and fruit and a large whack of alcohol, and at 55% that is expected.  The aging is all in ex- bourbon barrels and those have imparted a delicate sweetness with a moderately long finish.  I tried a glass with a few drops of water but the effect was just less character, leave it as bottled.  So get to work on this 7.5 rated newcomer post haste. Now go wash your hands.

5 responses

  1. scott MacLean

    love Islay scotch.
    new scotch seens interesting….need to try some.


    April 6, 2020 at 6:18 pm

  2. ken

    same here….not a world class whisky but definitely earns a spot on my shelf….thanks


    April 6, 2020 at 9:35 pm

  3. Think this is pheno(l)menal stuff! I love it! 👍


    September 19, 2020 at 2:54 am

  4. Larry Barbieri

    Something is rotten in Scotland. I procured another bottle of this recently and was totally disappointed to find out that it has changed dramatically….for the worse. The color is now nearly clear. The nose is boring….not the luscious, smoke and peat of a good Islay. And the taste is just overwhelming alcohol. A serious waste of $$ on this one. I would stay away from this going forward. Too bad. All good things come to an end I guess.


    February 23, 2021 at 1:20 pm

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