Two Elements of Islay


This week our local whisky club, Malt Mongers Israel got together for our monthly meeting. The theme this time was Elements of Islay, a series of “undisclosed” single malts from Islay put out by independent bottler Specialty Drinks. They’re modeled after elements of the periodic table with each element’s symbol hinting at the source of the whisky inside. If one goes over to their website they usually provide more information about each bottle to varying degrees.

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SMWS 29.186 Spicy Smoky Seaweed Salad- Laphroaig 1999


I can never pass up the opportunity to try a Laphroaig bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. They’re some of the most flavourful and rich whiskies I’ve tried. This particular one is aged 16 years and spent that time in a refill bourbon barrel so it’s really going to be showing off the spirit.

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SMWS 29.180 – An Apothecary Shop on the Shore (16 year old Laphroaig)


I’ve just posted some older notes of SMWS Laphroaig bottlings and now I’m going to finish them off with a new post of sample I got hold of last week. As you may have noticed I try my hardest not to let gems like these slip through my fingers.

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