Elements of Islay Bourbon Cask is a part of the new core range trilogy alongside Cask Edit and Sherry Cask. This blended malt scotch whisky is matured in first-fill and refill bourbon barrels and bottled at a higher strength of 54.5% to fully showcase the whisky's natural personality. Classic rich barbecue smoke from a South Coast Islay distillery combines with more subtle, zesty flavors from the North Coast.
The nose is sweet with aromas rising from a sugar jar mixed with vanilla pods. There is a pleasant fragrance of vanilla-and-amber scented candles, along with fresh tropical fruits. Faint puffs of chimney coal smoke linger in the background.
On the palate, a chocolate-dusted cappuccino, warm vanilla-custard brioche, and maple-syrup-poached tangy fruits appear, followed by a roaring peat fire. The taste finishes with butter icing on vanilla cupcakes.
The finish is sweet and creamy with a hint of peat smoke.