Part of the Elements of Islay series from Speciality Drinks, Cask Edit joins the collection as an ongoing release. Islay blended malt Scotch whisky is matured in a combo of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, imparting enticing layers of fruit and nuts, buttery pastry, and roasted coffee to the softly smoky malt at the core.
Nose: Charred oak and candied nuts, with heaps of fresh orchard fruits, are followed by soft praline and creamy vanilla. Delicate peat smoke floats seamlessly throughout.
Palate: Woody caramel opens the way for fresh almond croissants and robust roasted coffee beans. A dusting of pebbly petrichor mingles with earthen vanilla and distant bonfire smoke.
Finish: Things remain fresh and fruity towards the end, with elegant smoke and sweet spice lingering.