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Elements of Islay Ar4 Tasting notes and reviews

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Elements of Islay Ar4

Brand
Elements of Islay
Expression
Ar4
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.10%
Produced at
Whisky Exchange
Region
Islay
Website
www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Neil Ridley

81
Nose
Full-on BBQ pork, a touch of medicinal bandages and smoked nuts liven up the senses first. Some drying woodiness follows up next.
Palate
Big hitting coal dust, chargrilled meat and then a sweet Demerara sugar brings out the detail. The smoke is bold, but not cloying.
Finish
Wafts of medicinal peat and seasoned oak.
Comment
Nicely done. Campfire sing-songs all round. One for a chilly night at Glastonbury.

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Intense. Rich oak. Smoky. Phenolic. Tar, liquorice. An earthy touch. Wet straw. Farmyard. A sweeter note on time. Mint toffee. A hint of walnut.
Palate
Smooth at first then dry and smoky. Quite a big whiff of smoke. Bacon Sherbety. The alcohol bite numbs the tongue.
Finish
Dry, smoky, warm.
Comment
A strong phenolic profile framed in solid oak. The alcohol is not totally mastered. Adding water brings out bitterness.
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Whisky Magazine Issue 121
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Published July 2014.

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