By: bgulien (offline) Sunday, 26 April 2009 (Read 24834 times)
The new single malt Port Askaig is on the market.
Is this a new distillery?
When you drive to Port Askaig you see the hotel, a store and a petrol station.
World famous as the gateway to Islay (one of 2), the diesel fumes and the too expensive quay development.
No distillery. Caol Ila is the nearest and on the same coast, but 4 miles away is Bunnahabhain.
Port Askaig single malt is a new range from TWE's (The Whisky Exchange) Speciality Drinks.
Now the big guessing competition starts. Who is the supplier. It's a single malt, so it's a single distillery.
Guesses range from Caol Ila to Lagavulin.
I'd be very surprised if anyone from Speciality Drinks will own up to what it is , they usually like to keep you guessing about what it is or sometimes they have an agreement with the supplier to not name what it is .
What happens a lot (not in the Uk but usually on the continent) is that a lot of Non-attributed Single Malts are said to be from Lagavulin , mainly because it sells better saying it's Lagavulin than Caol Ila . I wish i'd had a pound for everyone that was said to be Lagavulin........
The thing is if i put a Young Caol Ila , Lagavulin and Laphroaig in front of you , i doubt you'd be able to tell the difference .
Just remember that Caol Ila and probably Laphroaig are more readily available from Brokers and Lagavulin will be virtually non-existent , remember the shortage of Lagavulin a few years ago ?
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!