Port Askaig 28 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Another secret Islay from Elixir Distillers, bottled from a batch of casks even they were not privy to the provenance of. The casks selected were based purely on their quality. Time has given this dram wonderful complexity while retaining its peaty, coastal character.
Other reviews... Classically understated. 92.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2022
...Will this one be softer? What’s 3 years anyway? Colour: white wine. Nose: well, it is a little more camphory and mentholy, so probably a little more tertiary, with some pine nuts, greengages, these notes of smoked salmon and other fatter fish, smoked hake, touches of pickled onions and capers perhaps, then a fruitier side with pink grapefruits, then whiffs of rainwater… Mouth: ah yes, transmuting peat, with already more tropical fruits (mangos, maracujas) while the rawer, straighter smokiness is still there. Other than that, it’s all wonderful, perfectly balanced, with touches of caraway and star anise leading to a rising gingerbready feeling. This one’s really very interesting, it’s not a 25 anymore, while it’s not a 30 yet. In short, somewhere in between, and that is pretty lovely. Finish: medium, rather soft, with a saltier, brinier ending. Oyster juice! Comments: the 25 and the 28 are actually very different, but please don’t ask me to choose. 90 points - whiskyfun.com