PORT ASKAIG 45 YEARS OLD - SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

PORT ASKAIG 45 YEARS OLD - SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

SKU: SD22014

PORT ASKAIG 45 YEARS OLD - SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

SKU: SD22014

Matured in five refill sherry butts, this unpeated whisky was distilled on Hogmanay in 1968 at Islay’s northernmost distillery. We have bottled it at cask strength, after the angels took their generous share. Distillation on Islay in the 1960s has become famed for producing magnificent spirit full of tropical fruit flavours, making whiskies like this an incredibly rare treat.



Tasting Notes:

Nose: Rich, ripe mango, papaya, star fruit and mint leaves with earthy spices and brown sugar. The aromas are almost thick, like nectar, and only a hint of cedar wood suggests the age of the whisky.

Palate: More tropical fruit. The spices are now delicate and dry as if roasted on a griddle. The texture is heady with more flavours of lime and lemon peel, as well as tangerine juice. Light oak and menthol come through along with a touch of green tea. The flavours are incredibly well balanced with elegance and poise.

Finish: Notes of dill, mint and coriander play off against orange blossom. The sumptuous fruit flavours gradually fade, replaced with woody nutmeg and cinnamon. Truly a generous whisky, run through with fruit, spice and elegant herbal notes that demand attention. A rare dram that rewards careful examination.

  • Flavour Group: Smoky & Strong
  • Region: Islay
  • Distillery: Undisclosed
  • Abv: 40.8%
  • Cask Type: Sherry
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