Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Master of Malt (MoM)
Bottling serie
Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Octaves
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 Mar 2020 10:22 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

£ 32.95

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9 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-year-old MoM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.83 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10yo 40%.

    30ml at home, Aug 2021.

    Dark golden orange.

    Aroma has a medicinal sort of smoke, burnt caramel, caramelised and salted peanuts, some burnt wood, slight soap and ginger. Over-cooked caramel sauce has started to stick to the pan. Touch of pine.

    Taste is soft and light, biscuit and banana behind the smoke, salted caramel. Nicely balanced. Some slightly burnt banana bread and some fatty ham.

    I normally find 40% whiskies underpowered but this is not insipid at all and it has a touch of spice to it. It would certainly benefit from being a little stronger but it's fine, really. Reminds me a little of Lagavulin but I'm going to say it's probably a Caol Ila. Good stuff. It's an accomplished whisky that could be a distillery's official bottling – one they’d put out with pride. Makes me want to try the cask strength version - this could be genuinely brilliant at a higher abv. Probably a bit better than I was expecting. 3.65/87

  2. Deluxe_Selection scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    I like this whisky it has a good balance of flavours that you can really get a good grasp of and that lovely peat smoke whack at the end (obviously the fire) is a nice feel. There's definitely Islay in this and you can tell pretty quickly which area this comes from, and probably the distillery.

    But I think it is simply too weak at 40% and has a soft time going through the palate. It would be a better whisky with a slightly punchier alcohol level to match the end fire and at cask strength you could really bring it to the level you desire.

    A good whisky but not one I would go out of my way to get.

  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    This right here is a 10 year old single malt from an undisclosed distillery on Islay, with 25% of it having been finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry octaves, and bestowed the decidedly descriptive name Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire. If those four words (and three ampersands) aren't quite enough of an explanation of what this expression is all about, here are a few more: stripped-back, smoky, complex, a bit sherried, balanced, coastal. Yeah, that should do it. Great for people who love uncompromising Islay whisky.

    Nose: Rich, powerful sherry with a well-integrated core of peat. Solid.

    Palate: Well-balanced but extremely forceful on delivery. The sherry makes itself known in a really good way.

    Finish: Red apple sweetness gives way to oaken-vanilla goodness and fades elegantly into the embers of a chargrilled well-aged steak.

    Overall: A thoroughly impressive dram. One would be forgiven for mistaking it for an OB with another 5 years of age on it.


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