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Elements of Islay Lp5 Tasting notes and reviews

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Elements of Islay Lp5

Brand
Elements of Islay
Expression
Lp5
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
52.40%
Produced at
Whisky Exchange
Region
Islay
Website
www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Neil Ridley

83
Nose
A very expressive smoke ‘n' fresh fruit combo straight off the bat; cured smoked meat, blackberry leaf, raspberries and a touch of carbolic soap round this one out nicely.
Palate
The smoke is initially lighter, giving way to the lighter fruits, but then it becomes peppery, more wood laden and ultimately very dominant.
Finish
Lingering notes of linseed, ground black pepper and a charred ember note.
Comment
A finely integrated peat monster. A little dry but pleasing nonetheless.

Martine Nouet

77
Nose
Malty and fruity. Pear cider. Smoky but more a light aerial type of smoke and rather faint. The pear note is constant. Pear drop, pears poached in a vanilla syrup. On time, a grassy aroma. Drying hay. With water, more vanilla.
Palate
Sweet and fizzy. Again the smoke is in the background. Light fruit, lemonade. Sherbety. Uncooked pear.
Finish
Fizzy, dry with an almond aftertaste.
Comment
A refreshing young bourbon matured dram. Not complex but well balanced. It needs water though to get smoother.
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