Bw1 - Elements of Islay

50cl / 52.9%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
Bw1 - Elements of Islay
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A first Elements of Islay release from this distillery, which we have cunningly named 'Bw'. An elegant and balanced dram, with both floral notes and a seaside tang.
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Elements of Islay

Bw1 - Elements of Islay Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose:  Sweet orange liqueur, mango, tinned peach

    Palate:  Bonfire notes upfront with the fruit behind.  Soot, earth, wet burnt wood, turf, some sweet tropical fruit in the background.

    Finish:  Warm and long, makes the mouth water.

  • Tasting Notes by WhiskyNotes' Ruben

    Nose: Clean, fresh Islay nose with tight peat, plenty of coastal notes (seashells, kelp, gravel) and fresh walnuts. Some lemon, eventually growing towards sweet kiwi. Hints of wet wool and oil. Also distinctive floral notes.

    Mouth: Very much in line. Smoke, fizzy lemon and hints of pineapple in the background. Liquorice and salt, a little resin maybe. A nice hint of mocha in the aftertaste.

    Finish: Long, still on coastal notes and salty liquorice with a soft grapefruit bitterness.
    If you wanted to discover the typical character of Bowmore, here’s a suitable bottle for you. A classic example of the 1990’s Bowmore style, if only a little rough.

    Score: 87/100

  • Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    Nose: We’re on a lot of motor oil and definitely on whiffs of car engine at first nosing, just before more brine, raw wool, seaweed and fresh walnuts come through. Also paraffin, white truffles, grapefruits and a bag of salt/rocks.
    With water: It’s the peated barley that got louder. Kiln smoke, flint, wet wool, soot…

    Mouth (neat): Excellent attack, nervous, perfectly simple, lemony, very zesty, sweet, fruity and only slightly salty. Some butter cream and just touches of Williams pears, with the peat and some pepper roaring in the background – but only in the background. Dangerously drinkable!
    With water: One could quaff lethal doses of this.

    Finish: Rather long, saltier now.

    Comments: Maybe I’m not a total fan of the nose but the palate is wonderful. SGP:446 - 87 points.

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Sweet butter, kiwi, unripe mango, grapefruit, Refresher chews, wax polish, a hint of pot pourri, cream and touches of cinnamon.

    Palate: Deceptively peaty, with sour liquorice turning sweet, spice, rich green apple and pineapple kubes.

    Finish: Lingering green fruit and a hint of ash.

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  • Povilas ( 9 October 2012

    Tried recently at Whisky Show (London). Really great balance of young peat with great sherry notes.