Elements of Islay Cask Edit Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Elements of Islay Cask Edit Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 49154

Islay may be its official name, but Whisky Island would be a more accurate moniker. The history of whisky making on this tiny plot of land and the current collection of icons and icons in the making is unrivaled as is the peaty terroir driven style of whisky that proliferates. This series from acclaimed blender Oliver Chilton digs deep to push what seem to be unfathomable depths of flavor. Less extreme than the cask strength releases, but perhaps of favorite because of the approachbility that offers and the added nuance from the combination of both Bourbon and Sherry casks in the mix here. The deft blending by Oliver is on point.

$64.96/ Single Bottle
$389.76/ Case of 6
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As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


History:Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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