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Brands and Distilleries : Elements of Islay

Issue 145 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

Elements of Islay

Elements of Islay Ar4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
7 Nicely done. Campfire sing-songs all round. One for a chilly night at Glastonbury.

Elements of Islay Bn6
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 Supremely dark matter. Like an exhilarating run through a haunted house with your trousers on fire.

Elements of Islay BW3
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.60%
8 Cracking. Takes you to Islay in a heartbeat.

Elements of Islay Elements of Islay PL1
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
8 With water, this shows signs of popping its head over to the other side, but only fleetingly.

Elements of Islay Lp5
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40%
8 A finely integrated peat monster. A little dry but pleasing nonetheless.

Elements of Islay Peat
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.30%
8 Neat, this is superb. I love the way the nose slowly unwinds to reveal layers of complexity.

Elements of Islay Bunnahabhain BN1
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
7 Unusual profile for a... Bn ! Very interesting though. The perfect companion to a cheese and fruit plate.

Elements of Islay Caol Ila CI1
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.90%
7 Young, vibrant and brimful of personality.

Elements of Islay Kilchoman KH1
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70%
8 A sweet islander. Can be enjoyed without water.

Elements of Islay Lagavulin LG2
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Vibrant and full of character. Best neat.

Elements of Islay BR4
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 Easy and refreshing. Probably young. It needs a small dash of water to cut the edges. An invigorating dram on a wintery day.

Elements of Islay BW1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90%
8 An intense, enticing and rather condensed whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elements of Islay Laphroaig Lp1
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This has an extra dimension and added energy. Beautiful balance.

National treasures
We showcase the results from this year's Independent Bottlers'Challenge

October 2008, Issue 75, page 14

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