Elements of Islay updates core range

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Three whiskies capturing the taste of the island from Elements of Islay

Elements of Islay is introducing this autumn a re-imagined core range of blended malt whiskies. 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

They all are natural in colour and non-chill filtered. Each expression is inspired by a different element of maturation.

Oliver Chilton, Elixir Distillers, Master Blender comments: “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 46% is a union of two single malts aged in bourbon and sherry casks leading to the creation of an exceptionally peaty Islay whisky.

On the bolder side, Bourbon Cask is matured in first fill and refill bourbon barrels and is bottled at 54.5% 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%, it aims to challenge the status of quo of what it means to be an Islay whisky.

The new Elements of Islay range is available in the UK from this month onwards before rolling out to other markets later this year.

  • Elements of Islay Cask Edit – 70 cl – 46% ABV – RRP: £44.95
  • Elements of Islay Bourbon Cask – 70 cl – 54.50% ABV – RRP: £59.95
  • Elements of Islay Sherry Cask – 70 cl – 54.50% ABV – RRP: £64.95



I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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