Tasting Notes

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Elements of Islay Bourbon Cask

Elements of Islay Bourbon Cask Islay Blended Malt. Image courtesy Elixir Distillers.

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Type: Blended Malt

Bottler: Elixir Distillers

ABV: 54.5%

Score: 92 Points

Elixir Distillers master blender Oliver Chilton picked a blend of 65% Laphroaig and 35% Caol Ila for this Islay blended malt. The nose is subtle and dry with lemon zest, heather, brine, and honey with a hint of peat in the background. The peaty character builds slowly on the palate along with an intense pepperiness and touches of lemon zest and citrus fruits in the background. The finish has a lingering pepperiness with a touch of peat. (January, 2024)