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Port Askaig

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Just a request...has anyone tried any of the Speciality drinks bottlings?

Port Askaig I believe they label as...Thought I read somewhere its believed it comes out of Caol Ila.

Any comments anyone?
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:21 pm

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



Other forum? Do you mean TWE?
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby bcrossan » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:05 am

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
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:05 pm

Many believe it to be CI. Find CI on this map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... fr.svg.png In addition, the Askaig 17 tastes to me like a CI. I think the 17 is a quality whisky and have yet to be disappointed by any of the SMOS bottlings.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby jazz lover » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:48 pm

Was lucky to get two 17's
I was not disappointed.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:35 pm

Thanks everyone. :)


In relating to CI, would anyone like to give opinion on which CI standard bottling it (PA17) resembles most?

Basically, I like the 12 and cask strength, but admit to being underwhelmed seriously by the 18.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Klondike » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:02 pm

I was fortunate to stay in Caol Ila (the village, not the destillery :mrgreen: ) 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
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:38 pm

Rufus Skytrousers wrote:
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



Other forum? Do you mean TWE?

No he doesn't but we're not allowed to mention it here.

I've tried all the Port Askaig bottlings and found them to be of high quality. They don't really tie in well with the OBs, but the 17 is my favourite.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:31 pm

Thanks for those observations all. Looks like PA 17 may be winging its way to me in the near future. :thumbsup:


P/S forum issue sorted.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Rufus Skytrousers » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:03 am

Collector57 wrote:Well RS, I just opened the Port Askaig 17 and it really is good! Lovely drop


You Did? I'm envious :lol:


Is there anything that you can compare it too?
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Ganga » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:27 am

Anyone try the new Askaig 19?
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby bredman » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:48 pm

Speciality Drinks do not chill filter or add colour. I would recommend them before Diageo's OBs any day.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby mikeymad » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Ganga wrote:Anyone try the new Askaig 19?


you did.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:14 am

Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me. I liked it.
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby Admiral » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:02 am

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!
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Re: Port Askaig

Postby pengwyn » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:48 pm

http://www.drinkfinder.co.uk/index.php/ ... -57-1-vol/

is this a good PA seems about £15 cheaper than the rest
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