Port Askaig 8yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Port Askaig 8yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 38806 750mL
$69.96/ Single Bottle
$839.52/ Case of 12
ABV
45.80%
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Tasting Notes

This eight year single malt is composed from a rotating cast of Islay distilleries. The mission here is to capture the full spectrum of Islay throughout the ongoing series of bottlings. The eight year age statement strikes a beautiful balance between the assertive nature of whiskies from this island and additional flavors picked up from those years in oak - a perfect middle ground from the younger non-age statements from other brands that have become more normative and older, oakier and much more expensive age-statement releases. This should be a staple in your at home whisky rotation.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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