Islay single malt scotch whisky
At release, this was the most anticipated Elements of Islay bottling yet – the first from the most famous closed distillery on the island. Bottled from a single first-fill sherry butt, it has fruit and smoke running through a weighty palate. A powerful dram, it takes water well, revealing nutty and coastal flavours.
Core FlavourFruit and nut
Cask detailsSingle first-fill sherry butt from the 1970s.
NoseChocolate and gunpowder with flashes of citrus and dried tropical fruit. Rich savoury notes of smoked ham and game mingle with sharp berries and fruit shrub.
PalateClassic zesty lemon notes, with green leaves and a coastal tang, especially when water is added. The sherry influence is definitely noticeable, but sits around the edges, giving pungent tobacco, hazelnut, chocolate and raisin notes.
FinishLong and herbal, with rich fruit and smoke.
- Dark Chocolate
A perfect example of a successful marriage between peat and sherry.
A huge whisky in a little bottle.