The port city of Port Askaig is the gateway to the whisky island of Islay. For hundreds of years it has been offering fans of the water of life and curious explorers access to the whisky region of the same name - and to its unmistakable single malts. A strong smoky, peaty taste paired with sweet, fruity aromas - this is typical for many of the famous Islay whiskys. And this is precisely what the independent bottler Port Askaig has made a priority. His goal: Islay single malts that capture the unique character of the island - with smoky notes, associations of salty sea breezes and a hint of seaweed. There are currently nine active distilleries in the Islay whisky region. It is not known which of the Port Askaig bottlings originate from - despite many rumors and assumptions. In 2009 the well-known whisky expert Sukhinder Singh founded the Port Askaig brand. He recently pointed out that he is now working with three different Islay distilleries for his whiskys. Which one exactly remains his secret. The taste of Port Askaig whiskys is typical of Islay single malts: The peat used to dry the malt creates light to strong smoke aromas. And also for the typical maritime notes with hints of seaweed - which emerge when the peat cut on Islay is burned. In order to preserve the unadulterated character of the distillates, the bottlings are neither colored nor cold-filtered. Many of the batches from Port Askaig are also limited.