Ci6 Elements of Islay (distilled at Caol Ila), 61.2%

Price: $101 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Pale straw. Delicate and a little akin to chilled manzanilla sherry: fresh almond, salinity, light yeast. Vibrant, with the smoke held in check. The palate is much sweeter, with finally some cask-derived sugars beginning to show. Then it rushes to the shoreline and takes a gulp of water, giving an effect like saltwater taffy. It needs water to flesh the palate out.£60/500 ml