Elements Of Islay

The Elements Of Islay – great whisky from a small island

Check out the Elements Of Islay range available now at Highlanders Bar, Aarhus.

About the Elements Of Islay

The medicinal, almost ‘elemental’ character of Islay malt whiskies was the inspiration for the laboratory-style bottle and element symbol/number naming system used across the Elements range (Lp1, Ar2, and so on). Coincidentally, even the 50cl bottle used throughout the Elements range is called ‘pharmacy’. Every Elements bottle also bears the signature of a whisky authority, so you can be confident of the quality of the liquid inside.

Available bottlings

Ar10 – Ardbeg 52.4%
WHITE CHOCOLATE
A vatting of two bourbon barrels, distilled in 2001.

Ar11 – Ardbeg 56.8%
MARINATED MEAT ON THE GRILL
Distilled 2000 and aged 12 years in American oak, then a further 7 years in first fill PX BUTT

Bw4 – Bowmore 51.2%
CITRUS, TROPICAL FRUITS, COASTAL BRINE, SMOKE
DISTILLATES FROM BETWEEN 2001-2003 AGED IN EX-BOURBON BARRELS AND EX-SHERRY BUTTS

Bw5 – Bowmore 50.2%
CITRUS FRUIT, SUBTLE SMOKE
FIVE REFILL HOGSHEADS, TWO FROM 1995 AND THREE FROM 1996.

Bw7 – Bowmore 53.2%
RICH MANGO AND BEACH BONFIRES
2001 VINTAGE MATURED IN 4 SHERRY BUTTS

Bw8 – Bowmore 51.2%
CITRUS, TROPICAL FRUITS, COASTAL BRINE, SMOKE
DISTILLATES FROM BETWEEN 2001-2003 AGED IN EX-BOURBON BARRELS AND EX-SHERRY BUTTS

Br6 – Bruchladdich 50.4%
VANILLA SPICE
DISTILLATES FROM 1992 MATURED IN FIVE REFILL HOGSHEADS

CI7 – Caol Ila 58.5%
FRESH CITRUS, COASTAL AIR
Single cask from the mid-1990s

CI12 – Caol Ila 57.5%
APPLE, MINERALS, BRINE AND CITRUS
Distilled in 2011 and aged for seven years in two refill sherry butts

CI13 – Caol Ila 54.6%
CHILI SPICE, COASTAL SALTINESS, GENTLE SMOKE
Distilled between 2010 and 2011, and aged in oak hogsheads and ex-sherry butts for more than nine years

Lg6 – Lagavulin 53.7%
MAPLE CURED BACON AND TOFFEE
Mainly 8 year old spirit with a small amount of considerably older refill sherry matured whisky

Lg8 – Lagavulin 59.4%
CHARRED MANGO-GLAZED HAM
2006 Distillate aged in two bourbon barrels.

Ma2 – Bunnahabhain 55.2%
VANILLA OAK AND SWEET SMOKE
Vatting of four first fill bourbon barrels from 2004

PI3 – Bruchladdich/Port Ellen – 60,3%
SMOKED CHOCOLATE ORANGE
Matured in two Sauternes casks from Château Climens.

PI4 – Bruchladdich/Port Ellen – 61.2%
TROPICAL FRUIT BARBECUE SAUCE
Matured in two Château Margaux casks

PI6 – Bruchladdich/Port Ellen 55,3%
CURED MEATS, SHERRY AND CIGAR ASH
Port Charlotte single malt was distilled at Bruichladdich distillery in 2011 and aged for over seven years in three bourbon barrels

Oc3 – Bruichladdich/Octomore 60,3
SMOKED SALTED CARAMEL
Distillate from 2009 and 2010 aged in a mixture of first fill bourbon and sauternes casks

Oc4 – Bruichladdich/Octomore 59.1%
WHITE PEPPER
Three bourbon barrels from 2010

Oc5 – Bruichladdich/Octomore 59.8%
CEREAL AND FRUIT SALAD
Distillate from 2011 aged in a single bourbon barrel

Peat – Pure Islay– Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – 45%
EASY-DRINKING SMOKINESS, FRUIT AND SPICE

Created using whiskies from a handful of distilleries from across Islay, PEAT Pure Islay is a well-balanced and easy-drinking everyday whisky to keep all smoky dram fans happy.

Blend from around 60 casks from distilleries in the North and South of Islay

Peat – Full Proof – Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – 59.3%
FULL-ON PEAT, SMOKE AND FRUIT

PEAT is the perfect expression of smoky whisky, with all the full-on coastal character you would expect from an island whisky, as well as balanced sweetness.

Blend from around 60 casks from distilleries in the North and South of Islay

For tasting notes please check https://islay.com/elements-of-islay/about/