Pe5 - Elements of Islay50cl / 57.9%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Speciality Drinks Ltd
Pe5 - Elements of Islay Reviews
Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
Oops, I think I may have missed Pe4! Anyway, I thought 1, 2 and 3 were brilliant whiskies.
Nose: I like it when the combination of peat and what might be a little sherry creates a feeling of espresso coffee, which usually leads to many rich yet elegantly sharp aromas. It's clearly what's happening here, as we get cigars, brine, seawater, earth (and lots and lots of it), mustard, flints and then bitter oranges (and a liqueur made thereof). It's not quite a peat monster so far but let's remember it's probably 30 years old.
With water: A kind of smoky honey plus old cloths and wet wool. Smoked sultanas? Wonderful.
Mouth (neat): Rich, creamy and frankly, pretty perfect. It's bigger now, rather 'infused' and herbal (did they add a few drops of Jaeger?), extremely concentrated, with PE's tar and lemon adding even more depth and power. It's huge!
With water: Becomes liqueurish, in a fab way.
Finish: Extremely long, peaty, rich, on bitter oranges, ginger and a little aniseed. Maybe figs in the aftertaste, and liquorice for sure.
Comments: A stunning beast. Heavy and great, almost Nigel-Tufnelian (yup, goes to eleven). SGP:468 - 93 points.
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky AdvocateThis, the fifth of TWE's ongoing Elements bottlings of Islay's legendary closed distillery, does not disappoint. The nose is akin to salted chocolate, with a wasabi-like earthiness lurking behind. Port Ellen's charactistic flintiness is there in the form of rock-pools and hot sand inside seashells, while the smoke hints at sphagnum moss, marsh gas, and burnt cake. The palate has touches of smoked eel and a hint of pear. As enigmatic as ever, in other words. 89 Points
4 Customer Reviews
Magic. Complex nose with a great finish. Can''t get enough of the stuff.
This whisky is possibly the best I've had, it is packed full with character and lasting sentiment tipped off with a cask strengh warmth. I am keenly trying to get my hands on more of this without breaking the bank, but it's worth every dollar/pound!!
This is stunning whisky -- one of the best drams I ever had. Is it 3x as good as the other "elements"? I've tried one of the Ar's and one of the Lg's, and while those were very good, I would say this is easily 3x better.
Has anybody tried this? I'm thinking of investing in a bottle but would be very interested to hear if it can really justifie being more than treble the price of kh1 and cl2, both of which I think are amazing.