Collector57 wrote:I haven't personally, though I have one waiting in the wings. Tim at TWE did do tasting notes on his blog. And there are comparative notes for standard CI Cask Strength versus Port Askaig CS on the other forum
I bought some of the 17 yr and it is great. If you love CI you will love that one. I can't speak for the other bottlings since I haven't tasted them but from what I have read 17 seems to be the most highly regarded
I was fortunate to stay in Caol Ila (the village, not the destillery ) last summer, and had a drink of the 17YO Port Askaig at the Port Askaig Hotel and Pub. They confirmed this to be from the Caol Ila destillery.
I don't have any formal tasting notes, as it was a very imformal setting. It was very good however in the peaty style of CI - i.e. to me slightly less peaty than e.g. the Kildalton destilleries
I tried the Port Askaig 17yo a year or two ago. It's a pleasant Islay without being particularly complex or detailed. Which is a polite way of saying I found it possibly one-dimensional. But it was a nice dimension to be in!