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Elements of Islay Peat Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Elements of Islay Peat

Brand
Elements of Islay
Expression
Peat
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Abv
59.30%
Region
Islay
Website
www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

82
Nose
Lightly toffeed, with fresh lemon, salt, camphor and mint. Shows sweet, juicy apricot, peach and pear with barley, earthy peat, violets and manure.
Palate
Opens with barley and sweet vanilla. Drying peat, salt and alcohol with underlying lightly honeyed fruit and camphor notes.
Finish
Neat it is very dry and alcoholic with mouth-watering lemon and herbal peat. Diluted there's a touch of barley, apricot and wood spice.
Comment
Neat, this is superb. I love the way the nose slowly unwinds to reveal layers of complexity.

Joel Harrison

84
Nose
Huge hit of peat smoke, soaked in brine and set alight in a field of golden early and vanilla pods. Some coal dust and dream topping.
Palate
Extremely delicate given the ABV, and the addition of water brings out lemon sherbet, wood smoke, peat and heather. Summer on Islay – sunshine one moment, rain the next.
Finish
A light base spirit but big tones of peat work well together.
Comment
A well crafted light spited, but big flavoured peaty Scotch.
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Whisky Magazine Issue 136
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Published June 2016.

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