Port Askaig 19 Year Old Islay Malt (50.4%)

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Port Askaig 19 Year Old Islay Malt (50.4%)

Post by DRT » 01:52 Sat 21 Sep 2013

I found this whilst searching for "port finish whisky". It has no connection to what we think of as a Port but I am very glad I found it.

The colour is light, very much like healthy urine. The nose is of lemon and salt with no hint of spirit. It packs quite a punch of alcohol on entry but then softens into a warm, mellow and earthy mouthful. The finish is very dry - a bit like licking a rock - but the smoky flavours persist and retain the lemon freshness that initially appeared in the nose. Not a typical Islay in that it lacks the richness and power of some of the better known brands but quite delicious.

Great stuff.

A more reasonably priced 12 year old is available that has a very similar profile but is less intense and I will probably choose to buy that in the future rather than the 19 year old unless I want to spoil myself. I might request the 30 year old for my birthday just to see what all the fuss is about :D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Port Askaig 19 Year Old Islay Malt (50.4%)

Post by djewesbury » 10:46 Sat 21 Sep 2013

DRT wrote:I found this whilst searching for "port finish whisky". It has no connection to what we think of as a Port but I am very glad I found it.

The colour is light, very much like healthy urine. The nose is of lemon and salt with no hint of spirit. It packs quite a punch of alcohol on entry but then softens into a warm, mellow and earthy mouthful. The finish is very dry - a bit like licking a rock - but the smoky flavours persist and retain the lemon freshness that initially appeared in the nose. Not a typical Islay in that it lacks the richness and power of some of the better known brands but quite delicious.

Great stuff.

A more reasonably priced 12 year old is available that has a very similar profile but is less intense and I will probably choose to buy that in the future rather than the 19 year old unless I want to spoil myself. I might request the 30 year old for my birthday just to see what all the fuss is about :D
Very interesting that whisky moves you to write tasting notes...
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Re: Port Askaig 19 Year Old Islay Malt (50.4%)

Post by DRT » 11:08 Sat 21 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:Very interesting that whisky moves you to write tasting notes...
Surely not "very interesting"? If so it must be a dull day in Belfast :D

I wrote this simply because it is an unusual dram that other whisky lovers here might not have encountered.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Port Askaig 19 Year Old Islay Malt (50.4%)

Post by djewesbury » 11:12 Sat 21 Sep 2013

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Very interesting that whisky moves you to write tasting notes...
Surely not "very interesting"? If so it must be a dull day in Belfast :D
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Re: Port Askaig 19 Year Old Islay Malt (50.4%)

Post by DRT » 01:59 Sat 25 Jan 2014

I am enjoying a glass of this at the moment and it moved me to look to see if I had posted a TN.

It is clearly not just any old malt that moves me :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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