Port Askaig Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary, And To Commemorate They’ve Released This Limited Expression! – Scotch Whisky News

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Celebrate Port Askaig’s 10th anniversary with this very special dram!

“ImpEx has enjoyed our long standing relationship with Elixir and Port Askaig since it’s successful US launch.  We are so excited to be a part of these amazing new offerings for US Consumers.  The care and time that goes into each Port Askaig offering is what really sets it apart from its mainstream competitors and has earned it the multiple awards it has received both in the US and abroad.  These new expressions are sure to please.”

~ Sam Filmus, President, ImpEx Beverages

Port Askaig

PORT ASKAIG 10 YEAR OLD

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the launch of Port Askaig’s series of Islay Single Malts, Elixir Distillers is introducing a special limited-edition, 10-year-old bottling. This whisky has been matured in both ex-Bourbon casks and ex-Sherry butts – selected from a distillery close to the village of Port Askaig – giving a careful balance of peat, fruit, and oak. It particularly shines at a higher strength, and has been bottled at a generous 55.85% ABV, which also happens to be the geographical latitude of Port Askaig itself.

Nose: Smoke is immediately apparent: burnt matchsticks and the embers from a coal fire. Dry sawdust on a carpenter’s floor. Then the sweetness: streaky bacon stacked high on pancakes drizzled with heather honey, alongside banana bread, ginger ale, and under-ripe apricots.

Palate: A bold maritime peat rolls around the palate, coming and going like waves on the shore. Salt-crusted rye bread, extra virgin olive oil, roasted butternut squash, Chinese five-spice, and a salad of apples and fresh samphire. Smoldering juniper branches and white pepper follow, with a glass of crisp aperitif wine.

Finish: Lingering wet ashes, bags of dried orchard fruit, thyme, and grilled lemons. Finally, some of the five-spice comes back – star anise and fennel.

Distilled: 2008
Age: 10 Years
Matured in ex-Bourbon casks and ex-Sherry butts
10,000 bottles produced

We’ll be letting you know about some ancient Islays!  You won’t want to miss it.

Thanks again for being part of our family and enjoying these fine whiskies with us!

Please feel free to reach out for more details on the bottlings: office@impexbev.com

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