These Old Port Askaigs Are Impressive! – Scotch Whisky News

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If you like ancient Islays, you’re going to love these finely aged Port Askaigs!

“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

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PORT ASKAIG 25 YEAR OLD

This Port Askaig 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt has been bottled from a specially selected batch of casks from an undisclosed Islay distillery. Without detailed information on the provenance of the whisky, we selected these casks based on their exceptional flavour and full-bodied texture.

Time has bestowed this whisky with rich floral notes studded with leather and spice, perfectly complementing its robust peaty character. Bottled at 45.8%, this is a memorable dram that deserves to be savoured to the last drop. Limited edition – 3000 bottles available, exclusive to the USA & Canada.

Nose: Initially a phenolic smoke character, complemented by tropical fruits like pineapple, lychee and under-ripe banana. With water, there’s a mellow blend of garden florals, peach, cherry, and burnt matchsticks.

Palate: More meaty on the palate; a charcuterie board of pastrami, saucisson, salty rye crackers and chargrilled vegetables with olive oil. There’s also soft leather, oatmeal with walnuts, and grated nutmeg, dried orange peel, and a sprinkling of white pepper.

Finish: Vegetal notes continue, accompanied by herbs including thyme and bay leaf.  The warmth lingers, like dry woodsmoke from a log fire.

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PORT ASKAIG 45 YEAR OLD

This Port Askaig 45 Year Old is a rare example of the old Islay style.  Distilled in 1968, this is a combination of 5 Sherry casks, which promises a full-flavored and memorable dram.Fruit driven, with next-to-no smoke and with an abundance of tropical fruits such as mangoes and papayas, this is an exceptionally complex whisky that any Islay fan will savor.

Nose: Rich, thick and fruity; tropical and orchard fruit intertwine with apples and pears sat alongside ripe mango, starfruit, and papaya.  The gentle acidity of the fruit is balanced by sweet and sticky notes of honey and nectar.

Palate: Rich, navel-orange bittersweetness is joined by fleshy mangoes and warming spice. With that is a contrasting herbal character, with green tea and mint leaves providing fresh and green notes.

Finish: Long, with fruit becoming herbal before settling on a fresh and cooling mint mint and methanol end.

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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