Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Elixir Distillers 50cl / 59.3%
Elements of Islay Peat was the first ongoing core release from Elixir Distillers in the Elements range, and was also the first blended malt in the series, assembled from a small batch of peated Islay single malts a handful of distilleries across Islay.
The concept was so successful that this cask strength version of Elements of Islay Peat - Full Proof was released as a follow-up. Peat Full Proof shares the same characteristics as its predecessor, which was reduced to 45%, but this cask strength version is bottled at a whopping 59.3%. Full on in terms of flavour and strength, just how we like it.
Elements Of Islay
|Series||Peat Full Proof
Nose: Fresh, sprightly barley entwined with peat smoke and bonfire embers. Bracing aromas of salty seaweed and seashells. Plenty of clean fruit – lemon, lime and grapefruit, while hiding underneath are notes of rich earth and liquorice.
Palate: Warm and leathery with thick-cut bacon, seashore campfires and roasted fruit: sweet apple and lime with a sprinkle of caster sugar. Layers of smoke and dark-chocolate limes envelope the palate and are intertwined with softer lemon oil and barbecue sauce, with hints of roasted spices and barrel char, complementing the peat and smoke.
Finish: Seaspray and baked apple fade leaving heavier smoke, truffle salt and sweet spice.
Comment: A full-throttle Islay dram.