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Overall rating
81.25/100
votes
6
Whiskybase ID
WB150820
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
UD - bottler (UD)
Bottling serie
Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Octaves
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5052598215019
Added on
07 Mar 2020 10:22 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

£ 32.95

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6 × member ratings

24 × in collection

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

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.25 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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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