Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire & Sherry & Cask Strength (BATCH 2) 700ml

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Seaweed & Sherry Cask #02 Bottling Note

A superb single malt from the Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire range, but this time, there are a few more ampersands in the mix. Y’see, this edition features the same smoky 10 year old Islay whisky at its heart as the original expression, but instead of only 25% of it getting treated to a finish in sherry casks, the whole lot of it has been finished in them – hence “& Sherry Casks”. It has also been bottled up at cask strength, with batch 2 weighing in at a robust 55.3% ABV – hence “& Cask Strength”. Bonus ampersands, more sherried richness, a bolstered ABV. This whisky has it all and more!

 

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Whiskyfun.com

This one is full sherry finished. Colour: orangey amber. Nose: a notable gear shift, this is much creamier and displays a more velvety smokiness. Resinous hardwoods, smoked teas, verbena, eucalyptus, tea tree oil and smoked meats. The sherry sits behind the peat and doesn’t feel too jarring, it’s rather more about wood spice and peat smoke together I would say. With water: softer spice tones, coal dust, bonfire embers and this impression of medicinal herbs. Mouth: a similarly easy arrival, all on soft wood spices, smoked teas, sweet peat smoke, natural tars, wood resins, putty and aniseed. More impressions of herbal cough syrups and things like hessian and wormwood. I like it a lot but it strays very close to being a little too wood-dominant for me. With water: not too sure with water, I think it loses a little definition and the alignment between peat and wood goes slightly awry. There’s still plenty of sooty and peaty ‘oomph’ about it though. Finish: rather long, all menthol tobaccos, bitter herbal extracts, spices, liquorice and tar. Comments: this one veers about quite a lot. Lots of emphatic, peaty pleasures to be had, but for me the wood is a tad too much here. However if you enjoy this rather creamy, spicy modern wood-forward style then you’ll probably have a blast. Quite clever wee concoctions these Seaweed things, I would say. 86 Points.

 

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Waves of vegetal peat arrive first, swiftly backed up by fruit cake and chocolate notes, plus a whisper of sea shell minerality.

Palate: Dried fruit moves to the fore on the palate, with dried cherry and chewy raisin. Still powerfully smoky. A flash of cinnamon and caraway appears later on.

Finish: Seville orange marmalade, smoky peanut shells, a smidge of charred oak, chocolatey mocha.

Overall: Brilliant bold and flavoursome, with a great juxtaposition between the sweet and peat.

 

 

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