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Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands

Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands
  • Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands
  • Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands

Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands

Single Malt Irish Whiskey

BottlerOrigin Spirits Ireland Ltd.
Distillery / brandCurrach
RangeAtlantic Kombu Seaweed Single Cask
CountryIreland
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol58.4%
Ageno age statement
Bottled09-2021
Cask typeOloroso Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles260
Flavour ProfilesFull bodied and spicy
EAN794712746133
€ 99,95

€ 82,60 (excl. vat)

In stock

Tasting notes Serge Valentin: 85 points (WhiskyFun.com)

Wait wait wait, if I understand this well, this is sourced whiskey that was finished for 3 months in casks that had been charred using seaweed from the Atlantic, called 'kumbu'. Why would any serious taster not find this funny? After all, there's already been some Islay whisky that had been in contact with kelp, no? Didn't they call that 'Celp'? Wasn't it Van Wees in Holland who did it? In any case, innovation is good (you go first, added Dilbert).

Colour: straw.

Nose: sweet dough, maize bread, milk chocolate, custard and vanilla fudge, then miso, paprika and saffron. I find this a little bizarre and certainly not coastal, let alone 'Atlantic'. I mean, this is not Talisker.

Mouth: let's be honest, this is great fun. The seaweed feels this time, there's samphires, burnt capers or something, lemon liqueur, bizarre tarry menthols… It is very hard to describe this, the nearest thing I've ever tasted was some crazy cachaça. Or Cooley's first batches of Connemara, remember?  

Finish: long, salty, great fun once you got used to it. Tarry aftertaste, are we sure they've not rather used old tyres?

Comments: whether this should be called 'whisky' or 'whiskey' might still be to be seen but believe me, this 'spi' is growing on you. A whole new category, that's cool! Congrats to the inventors, they're making our lives a little less boring with this sour-sweet concoction.

Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands

Currach Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask - Single Sherry Cask Finish for Belgium and The Netherlands

€ 99,95

€ 82,60 (excl. vat)

In stock