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Pe1 Elements of Islay

Elementary my dear Ellen

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@thedudeReview by @thedude

12th Oct 2009


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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.

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IslayTwhisky commented

Had it tonight on a tasting and it surprised me positively. A true Port Ellen in taste, it's dark and has a very rich taste from start to finish. I recommend it to everyone who loves Port Ellen

12 years ago 0

kian commented

love all the elements range so far was gutted i missed out on the port ellen,i think the pe2 is out very soon so im stalking the whisky exchange site ready to get one,dont want to miss out again

12 years ago 0

thedude commented

Would be very interested to try the Pe2 when its available. If I can lay my hands on a bottle...

12 years ago 0

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