From Laphroaig on the south coast to Bunnahabhain in the far north: for Elements of Islay the "Elixir Distillers" select bottlings from all active and partly inactive distilleries on the whiskey island.
The bottlers, who have built an excellent reputation among Islay enthusiasts with their Port Askaig brand, compose their delicious elemental particles from barrels of different ages and sometimes from different distilleries.
The goal: to showcase the full range of island malt whiskeys with their medicinal, peaty and maritime character.
In July 2022, a new small-batch bottling captures the essence of Islay.
Elements of Islay Cl14 combines the maritime-peaty character of a Caol Ila single malt with the fruit and spice of an Andalusian strong wine.
The bottling developed its fine complexity in an American Oak Hogshead and then in three Oloroso Sherry Butts.
Creamy, tasty notes of pureed raspberries, iodized sea mist, dark chocolate and spicy smoke.
Nose: Coastal strip covered with smoked mackerel and fruit chutney - pleasant savory flavors intertwined with caramel
Taste: Even sweeter and richer than in the nose - layers of dried fruit, raspberry puree and cherries, orange peel combined with light smoke and spices
Finish: balanced and persistent with dark chocolate, campfire embers and pomegranate seeds