The range

Pe5

Islay single malt scotch whisky

The final entry in the Pe range…so far. We decided to go out with a bang and this is the best in the series to date. Matured in a refill sherry cask, it dials down the wine influence even more than in Pe4 to create an elegant but full-bodied whisky that shows the best this distillery has to offer.

  • Core Flavour

    Intense peat and sherbet lemons
  • Cask details

    Single refill sherry butt from the early 1980s.
  • Strength

    57.9%
  • Distillery

  • Distillery status

    CLOSED
  • Approved by

Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Intense earthy peat and sweet raisins, with bittersweet espresso, cigar boxes, sea spray and gentle smoke. Water reveals more smoke and fruit – sour apple and sweet pear.
  • Palate

    Rich and herbal to start, softening to reveal tarry peat and sherbet lemons. Smoky notes build, with savoury notes of roast meat combining with sweeter wood smoke. Water adds sweetness and softens the smoke into a rich background note.
  • Finish

    Wet wool fades to leave lingering smoke and peat that slowly sweetens and becomes orangey.

Flavour

  • Smoke
  • Coffee
  • Brine
  • Apple
  • Tar

Pe5 Reviews

  • A stunning beast. Heavy and great, almost Nigel-Tufnelian (yup, goes to eleven). 93/100

    Serge Valentin

  • This, the fifth... ongoing Elements bottlings of Islay's legendary closed distillery, does not disappoint.

    Dave Broom

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