Nestled into the north coast of the island with the Sound of Islay flowing past, Port Askaig has been the gateway to Islay for hundreds of years. For many it is the start of a journey that will stay with them for a lifetime. This small port forms the beginning of a journey into Islay’s most illustrious product: whisky.
Port Askaig’s character speaks of the people and the place, bringing together the robust smokiness and soft fruitiness found in the spirit created from this special island. From the peat bogs that abound to Port Ellen and the crashing waves that batter the cliffs at The Oa peninsula in the south, it is the atmosphere, harnessed by the people of Islay, that culminate in the perfect dram.