Port Askaig 33 year Old

Port Askaig 33 Year Old

Distilled in 1984, this single cask of 33-year-old whisky was produced by Islay’s largest distillery, situated just north of the village of Port Askaig. The spirit it creates is smoky but balances, with a lingering citrus character that makes it an excellent choice for drinking both young and after long ageing. It is the perfect place to start a journey into Islay whisky and, for many, becomes the malt to go back to time and time again.

This particular cask was selected for its superb marriage of flavors, bringing together gentle smoke and peat reek with thick, juicy notes of Sicilian lemon and delicate honeysuckle, It is both elegant and expansive, highlighting the characteristics we look for when bottling Port Askaig.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Soot and embers from a wood-burning stove. Rich orange marmalade and freshly-baked buttery pastry. Creme anglaise dusted with hints of cinnamon and delicate Middle-Eastern spices

Palate: Oily and thick with a prickly touch of chili. Classic flinty notes come together with orange blossom, juicy satsumas and lemongrass, while and undercurrent of dusty smoke mingles with rock salt and black pepper.

Finish: Flavors of smoked bacon and cloudy honey linger, becoming drier as they develop over the long finish.