Secret Islay - Port Askaig Islay Single Malt 14 year old

70cl / 700ml / 45.8%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Secret Islay
Series / Description
Port Askaig Islay Single Malt
Age
14 year old
Alcohol ABV
45.8%
Cask Wood Type
Bourbon
Cask Number
11 Casks
Packaging
Original Box
Bottler
Speciality Drinks
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9261
£69.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

A new release from Port Askaig, a range of secret Islay single malts that embodies the unique spirit of Islay.

A small batch release distilled in 2004 and matured in just eleven first fill Ex-Bourbon barrels and is a rare peated version from a distillery in the north-east corner of Islay better known for its unpeated expressions. Its character, however , still hints at its signature rich, sweet style.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Mossy rock pools and a coastal herb gardens (very fresh, floral and sea spray led) stewed apple and sooty-ashy vanilla wood smoke embers. Some grassy notes along with celery salt, lime cordial and a touch of salted nut fudge.

Palate: Green fruit (apples and pears) with peppery-sooty peat smoke along with a lovely creamy body and mouthfeel (lime curd perhaps?) some star anise spice and earthy chocolate and some late angelica and raisin fudge.

Finish: Fragrant moss, chocolate lime sweets, poached pears in star anise infused smoked syrup. Fresh and clean with lingering white pepper and salted vanilla cream soda pop.

A very creamy Bun..Port Askaig! like enjoying a bag of vanilla fudge purchased from an Islay sweet shop whilst paddling in a mossy coastal rock pool.