Lg1 - Elements of Islay

50cl / 56.8%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Lg1 - Elements of Islay
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Our first Lg1 for Elements of Islay comes from a distillery on the southern coast with a history of arguing with its neighbours. Oaty initially, with a massive coal and kipper burst on the palate and a big warming finish. We are delighted that Gordon Homer of the famous Spirit of Islay website has endorsed this release with his signature.
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Elements of Islay

Lg1 - Elements of Islay Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose:  Classic honeyed flapjack character.  Porridge, hot milk, sweet oatcakes, shortbread, cranachan.  Wet peaty phenols and burnt toast in the background.  A drop of water releases more sweetness and a hint of lychee and rosehip.

    Palate:  Absolutely massive.  Coal.  Huge, warm, peppery surge with a delicious honeyed edge and a faint hint of the exotic fruit from the nose.  Mouthwatering.  Intense smoked barley. This is clean as a whistle and sharp as a stiletto.  Dangerously drinkable with water.

    Finish:  Extremely long, and very warming as the pepper slowly fades.  This is exactly what you’d want to find in your hipflask during a long hike in the rain.

    Comment:  Bursting with life and character, with a real rugged depth and some very appealing sweet notes, particularly when lightly diluted.  A very engaging, exuberant dram.

2 Customer Reviews

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  • Jinja 20 March 2011

    Wow. Just wow. An enormous, complex smoky lagavulin punches you in the mouth upon arrival and then treats you to all kinds of wonderfulness as you progress. A slightly different beast with water, but just as interesting. Buying more as we speak.

  • Graham Mercer 25 August 2010

    If the 12 Yr Natural Cask Strength was thought to be the "Big Bruiser" then this stunning offering knocks it out of the ball park. With all the complexity of a true high end Malt, but with the speed of a tornado. Chewy, spice, lots of peat, smoke