Elements of Islay Scotch Whisky
Designed to reflect the character of each of Islay’s malt distilleries, the Elements of Islay range are bottled at original strength and without chill-filtration or added colouring, and rather fashionably without an age statement. Each whisky is bottled either as a single cask or as individual batches of between five to 20 casks from a single distillery.
Cask types can vary dramatically depending on the creativity of the distillery, so expect Sauternes-matured Pl3 and Syrah-matured Oc1 among the throng of Bourbon and Sherry cask releases.
The name of each bottling is a kind of chemical symbol version of the distillery’s name, with each subsequent release from that distillery listed as a number, e.g. the first bottling of Laphroaig was written as Lp1. New bottlings are released every 6-12 months.