Elements of Islay

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The Elements of Islay - Independent Whiskey Bottler

Back in 2009 Speciality Drinks Ltd introduced ‘The Elements of Islay’, a new range of Single Islay Malt Whiskies that draws its inspiration from traditional medical laboratory labels and packaging – even the bottle used is called ‘pharmacy’. The Elements range is bottled from individual batches of between 5 and 20 carefully selected casks from a single distillery. Each label depicts the distillery’s ‘Element’ symbol alongside a batch number (eg Lp1). 

An important feature of the Elements range is the absence of vintage or age statements on the label. This enabled SD Ltd to marry casks of different ages together to create a unique taste profile for each batch – they strongly believe that age and vintage statements are less important than creating a top quality malt whisky that truly expresses the character of the distillery that made it. To underscore this, SD asked respected industry figures to endorse each batch.

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  1. Elements Of Islay peat
    Elements Of Islay - Peat full proof
    50 cl / 59.3% alc. vol.
    VATTED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
    $58.35
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  2. Elements Of Islay Ci5
    Elements Of Islay CI12
    50 cl / 57.5% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    $76.11
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  3. Elements Of Islay peat - pure islay
    Elements Of Islay - Peat pure islay
    50 cl / 45% alc. vol.
    VATTED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  4. Elements Of Islay Ci8
    Elements Of Islay Ci8
    50 cl / 55.2% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
    $64.75
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  5. Elements Of Islay Ci4 (50 cl)  58,7%
    Elements Of Islay Ci4 (50 cl)
    70 cl / 58.7% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  6. Elements of Islay Ma3
    Elements of Islay Ma3
    50 cl / 55,2% alc. vol.
    $81.24
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  7. Elements Of Islay Bw1  52.90%
    Elements Of Islay Bw1
    50 cl / 52.9% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
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  8. Elements Of Islay Br5   53,8%
    Elements Of Islay Br5
    50 cl / 0.00% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
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  9. Elements Of Islay Br4  54.7%
    Elements Of Islay Br4
    50 cl / 0.00% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
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  10. Elements Of Islay Bw3  51,6%
    Elements Of Islay Bw3
    50 cl / 51.6% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
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  11. Elements Of Islay Lg7
    Elements Of Islay Lg7
    50 cl / 56.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  12. Elements Of Islay Lg5
    Elements Of Islay Lg5
    50 cl / 54.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
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  13. Elements Of Islay Bw4
    Elements Of Islay Bw4
    50 cl / 51.6% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  14. Elements Of Islay Br6
    Elements Of Islay Br6
    50 cl / 50.4% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
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  15. Elements Of Islay Lp6
    Elements Of Islay Lp6
    50 cl / 51.3% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  16. Elements Of Islay Bw5
    Elements Of Islay Bw5
    50 cl / 50.2% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  17. Elements Of Islay Oc4
    Elements Of Islay Oc4
    50 cl / 59.1% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    The Single Malts of Scotland
    $149.13
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  18. Elements Of Islay Ar5
    Elements Of Islay Ar5
    50 cl / 57.8% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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  19. Elements Of Islay Ar8
    Elements Of Islay Ar8
    50 cl / 54.3% alc. vol.
    ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
    Speciality Drinks Ltd.
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Elements of Islay - Independent Whiskey Bottler

The Elements of Islay series is based on the medicinal 'elemental' character of the Islay malt whiskeys. It was the inspiration for a series of whiskeys based on the pharmacy bottle and Islay whiskeys with a medicinal character. The whiskeys are marked with a physical symbol, for example Lg1 (Lagavulin 1), and appear in 50cl bottles.
The individual whiskeys for this series are single cask bottlings carefully selected from 5 to 20 barrels of one distillery. They are always bottled cask strength, not filtered cold (non chill filtered) and without the addition of dyes. The bottling is purely about quality, unique taste and character and therefore there is no age indication.

Elements of Islay is a series of bottlings from Specialty Drinks that started in 2008. Meanwhile, all distilleries are represented, even the very rarely independently bottled Kilchoman. The sample is characterized by the periodic table. The distillery name is abbreviated to two letters and the number indicates the quantity of bottling it is. The half liter of pharmacy bottles complete the picture. Each bottling is provided with the approving signature of a prominent from the whiskey world.

Some reviews of Elements of Islay Whiskey

"One of the best...!"
Heavy, turf, smoke, very intense and stays nice and long .... Fantastic whiskey ...! Unfortunately for me something too pricey to drink often, but the whiskey is worth every penny. a topper!

"Embodiment of Arie de Beuker"
Incredibly intense whiskey, if you want to surpass Laphroaig Cask Strength. To enjoy! But for specific moments.

"Steel on steel"
Nose: you imagine yourself in an environment where the peat stove is once again nicely stoked, I do not get enough of this divine experience. But, then still taste, with in the back of the head almost 60%: he comes in really hard, I immediately wonder if this is good for my throat. However, immediately after that sledgehammer of peat / tobacco aromas, a delicious, almost sweet, fussy taste sensation that lasts for a long time, right down to the finish. This will be a retreat, for the very special moments!

So for example Elements of Islay Bw7 is a soft dark brown colored whiskey from Scotland and is distilled by the Bowmore distillery, hence the abbreviation Bw. He has been allowed to mature on sherry butt casks which generally makes for a sweet and mainly fruity whiskey. And BW7 has an unmistakable aroma of soft fruit. Mainly a novice tone guava and kiwi surrounded by a light smoke tone. But then we are not yet tired of it because he just goes on with dried mango and soft raisins. In his tastes, these fruity notes take a little more off to mango and blood orange only, but it stays in the sweet corner. This slowly switches to a solid background of salted caramel that feels nice and creamy in the mouth. He then closes with soft but especially long notes of wood smoke and citrus. This whiskey has an alcohol percentage of 53.2%

Elements of Islay Peat - Independent Whiskey Bottler

Bottles from Elements of Islay have always been limited editions. The first continuous bottling is introduced with Peat. Moreover, it is not a single malt, but a blended Islay malt. From the whiskeys of two distilleries (one of the south coast and one of the northeast of the island, the guessing game is on ..) a powerful and typical Islay malt was created which is characterized by tones of smoke, saltiness, roasted fruit and spices . This first throw has a very strong strength of 59.3% and was composed of about sixty different barrels.

Independently filled scotch whiskey series

The "Elements of Islay" is one of the independently filled scotch whiskey series by the Elixir Distillers from London. Once or twice a year they publish a series of Islay malt whiskeys in the nerdigen design of a chemistry laboratory. The lables are reminiscent of the elements in the periodic table. Thus, the origin distilleries are abbreviated and provided with a number indicating the batch. The first batch of Laphroaig will be marked accordingly Lp1. The bottlings vary in single cask, single malts from several barrels and in the choice of barrel types. Also an Islay blended malt and a permanently available bottling with the simple label "Peat" was published under this series. It is bottled in 50 cl. Bottles. For Islay whiskey fans an extremely exciting series!

How does Elements of Islay Whiskey taste?

After the series represents different distilleries, we refer here to the concrete descriptions of the bottlings. All whiskeys are bottled undyed and non-cool filtered.

To Elixer Distillers of Elements of Islay 

In addition to the Elements of Islay, Elixir Distillers are also known for the Port Askaig bottlings. Port Askaig is a Scottish single malt from the island of Islay with an unknown origin distillery. The brand was named after the ferry port on the east coast of the island, which is in direct proximity to Coal Ila, Bunnahabhain and Ardnahoe. The Port Askaig bottlings, which are filled in different age groups and barrel types, are neither colored nor cool filtered.

Elixir Distillers have big plans not only for their bottled whiskeys. Currently, they are planning to build their own distillery on Islay and will soon become a whiskey producer themselves. The distillery is due to be built in 2019 on the road from Port Ellen to Kidalton Cross. So far the brothers have had a lot of tact and so we can be very excited about the new chapter in their story.

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