Pe1 Elements of Islay
Elementary my dear Ellen
12th Oct 2009
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Tasting Notes by thedude
As luck would have it I got to try Pe1 Elements of Islay just a few days ago. Single Cask I'm told so not an endless supply available. What a gem!
Its dark, like well brewed tea or an ashtray that's been left outside overnight and rained in a little.
I got a real whiff of Port Ellen as soon as it was in front of me. You get the Sherry immediately, sweetness, charcoal, ground peppercorns.
It's really complex - really, really complex. Fruity, meaty, coriander-y. Biltong. Amazing stuff from Port Ellen. Feels thin in the mouth. Goes down with a good kick and a Sherry hit.
Tobacco leaf and tree bark on the palate. Long lasting finish like Duracell.