This autumn Elements of Islay is launching a re-imagined core range of blended malt whiskies. The multi-awarded brand, which has won a loyal following over the years for its various limited batch editions, will be presenting three permanent whiskies that all capture the essence of their origin: Islay.
The three expressions, Elements of Islay Cask Edit, Elements of Islay Bourbon and Elements of Islay Sherry are small-batch, expertly sourced, independently bottled whiskies; all are natural in colour and non-chill filtered. Each expression is inspired by a different element of maturation and is aimed at curious whisky drinkers who have a desire to experience, taste and explore the unique flavours of Islay.
Commenting on the new range, Oliver Chilton, Elixir Distillers’ Master Blender said: “We’re very excited to present a new, re-imagined core range of whiskies for Elements of Islay. The rich, smoky flavours make this unquestionably elemental and a great start to the Elements of Islay whisky journey.
“The blend combines fresher, fruitier style of peaty Islay single malt from the north coast with a typical rich and smoky style from Islay’s south coast and has been matured in four different styles of casks to offer a complex but balanced whisky for enthusiasts and people looking to discover the incredible island of Islay.
“We already had an excellent reception from the trade and hope we’ll introduce more drinkers to the joy of Islay whiskies”.
Cask Edit is a union of two single malts, 46% ABV, aged in bourbon and sherry casks leading to the creation of an exceptionally peaty Islay whisky showing the perfect balance of drinkability and personality.
Bourbon Cask is matured in first fill and refill bourbon barrels, and is bottled at 54.5% ABV to fully demonstrate the whisky’s dominant Islay’s personality. Sherry Cask offers a synthesis of flavour with notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate, lemon oil and smoke. Bottled at 54.5% ABV, it aims to challenge the status quo of what it means to be an Islay whisky.
The new Elements of Islay range is available in the UK from October 2022, before it is rolled-out to other markets later this year.
We have yet to sample these new whiskies, but we have been sent the recipe for a cocktail that is perfect for those darker, wintery nights, where their Cask Edit whisky is the key ingredient: Cuppa Smoke & Spice, and we’re delighted to include the recipe and method.
CUPPA SMOKE & SPICE
- Ingredients: 50ml Cask Edit, 30ml chai syrup, 200ml freshly brewed coffee, garnish with meringue.
- Method: Stir the Cask Edit, chai syrup and coffee together in your favourite enamel mug. Serve with cinnamon biscuits over the meringue.
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