Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Origin Spirits Ireland Ltd. (OS)
Bottling serie
Atlantic Kombu Seaweed Cask
ex-bourbon & seaweed charred virgin oak casks
Batch 1
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Mar 2020 2:52 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 49.63

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38 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.67 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    From the creators of "Kalak Single Malt Vodka" & "Ornabrak Single Malt Gin", Origin Spirits Ltd. welcome into the range the first whisky to be finished in seaweed charred casks, the "Currach".

    Originially matured in ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in seaweed charred virgin oak casks has resulted in a multi-layered flavour profile with a delicate umami character.

    The Name "Currach" comes from a traditional Irish boat made of wicker, animal skins and tar going back to the Neolithic times. It would have been used to gather religious artefacts, transport whisky to Scotland and today is still used to harvest seaweed in Ireland.

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    Downright awful.....

  3. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    An extremely specific sample, for an amateur. Very similar to its older ugly brothers, in addition to deviations - West Cork whisky from the Glengarriff series. The same mediocre release from barrels fumigated by some kind of shit and it is not clear why it was released! It is impossible to drink. You wish you had even swallowed this substance.
    • Nose
      Smoke, sulfur, dried seaweed, a lot of iodine and other marine nuances.
    • Taste
      Salt, iodine, head of a match, bread bitterness, plastic.
    • Finish
      Long chemically smoky and unpleasant, repeating the same unpleasant palate

  4. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      marzipan, seaweed, walnut oil
    • Taste
      79 79
      nut theme, roasted grains, caramel
    • Finish
      81 81
      long, warm, earthy

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur


    ‘Using the finest of Irish malted barley, our contemporary single malt whisky is triple distilled before being aged in ex-bourbon casks. We then finish our whisky for three months in unique American virgin oak casks which we have charred using Irish seaweed as our fuel source’.
    This is take 2 for me [WLP79].

    N: Whether it’s for you or not is one thing, but appreciating it is another. Today I tune into the torched peppery, cabbage-y smoky sheet-seaweed, grilled fish skin, old synthetic gym-wear, plasticine,…. If you are a ‘pairing’ fan, try this with roasted kale & cauliflower.
    T: [With a drop or two of water], it’s similar on the palate as on the nose with a more gentle sweet salty dry seaweed & fish skin thread. We try this alongside the CS founders Reserve [WLP84] – where they inadvertently burnt-off/destroyed the seaweed – which, by comparison, appears to have allowed all the charmingly rich grain to shine through. Raisiny/malty/dry seaweedy snacks on the turn is the top of Currach’s game, tonight.

    F: Short thin with echoes of what’s gone before. Slightly rubbery as before, but I find little milky action today, perhaps because we’ve a few ‘lactatees’ tonight.

    C: Befitting tonight’s theme, this is surely method and madness personified? If Origin Spirits’ Founder’s Single Cask shows the method, this reveals the madness. It’s a whisky to be positively celebrated as an all-Irish innovative whisky. Hard to think of anything even similar to this, anywhere in the world, though we are told Writers Tears brought out a seaweed IPA cask finished whisky two months after Origin Spirits’ introduced their Currach. Then there’s Chichibu’s Coedonado beer cask offering [WLP], which tells us it’s not just the Irish who are trying all the things.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Due to the interesting choice of casks, I was very excited about this whisky.

    Color: copper
    • Nose
      Herbs, hay, very light ash, forest honey, spruce
    • Taste
      Apple, herbs, Almdudler, spruce, forest honey, currant
    • Finish
      Herbs, currants, hops, spruce, forest honey

  9. mydramofwhiskey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Not overpowering on the nose. Vanilla, berries, almond, and nori. Black coffee with sugar and slightly peppery and spicy on the mouth with a long finish.

    Had a taste of this from a whisky event and very interesting to hear about terroir and providence being talked about as a selling point for this whisky.

  10. dingleberry scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Really not good. Just a little dirty even. Is this whisky?


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