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Port Askaig Harbour 19 year old

The Islay distillery this comes from is not named (though Ian Buxton in his book suggests strongly it comes from Caol Ila) and the subtle elegance and balance would certainly fit with my impressions of Caol Ila.  It is the sophisticated city slicker to southern Islay's robust country cousins.  The nose has sweet peat smoke but allows some toffee, caramel and milk chocolate behind the smoke.  The taste is sweet and fruity, lemon peel and more toffee.  Deft and delicious.  The finish has some more smoke and the lemon peel again. Good stuff.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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