Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By Elixir Distillers 50cl / 45%
Another ongoing release from Elements of Islay is this "Pure Islay".
This is the little brother of the "Peat Full Proof" and again is a blended malt from a handful of Islay distilleries with notes of fruit, spice and smoke, but with less power.
Elements Of Islay
|Series||Peat Pure Islay
Nose: Soft smoke and rich citrus lead the nose, with orange zest and peel joined by thick-cut smoked bacon. The maritime character rolls in, with damp seashells and rock pools accompanied by glowing coals and beach bonfires.
Palate: Smoke dominates to start – smouldering hickory and complex Lapsang Souchong tea notes are backed up by coal smoke and cast iron stoves. Sweeter notes of salted caramel and bittersweet darker chocolate slowly build.
Finish: Medium length, with sea spray and baked apples fading to heavy smoke and spice.
Comment: More mellow than PEAT Full Proof, PEAT 45 balances coastal character, smoke and zesty spirit.