Port Askaig, 19 year old Cask Strength, 50.4%

Price: $122.00 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

As with the 30 year old, here you get the sense of smoke being absorbed rather than being expressive. There's not a lot of cask at work here—this has real minerality, and an oily brininess bringing to mind a hot outboard motor on a fishing trip. Halfway in a fire ignites, sending clouds of smoke forward, but then it dries too quickly. Good, but just not enough oak to give it depth and length. £80