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CELP 06-year-old vW

Overall rating
79.09/100
votes
58
Category
Spirit
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Seaweed Experience
Stated Age
06 years old
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Jul 2010 6:50 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 53,27

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58 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for CELP 06-year-old vW

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.09 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Hyper atypical: behind a freshness and sweetness maltesque my faith very traditional, spread very unusual scents, sometimes evoking a finish with rum, sometimes a gin. Very vegetal. On the palate, very young, lively with a very long finish, salty, marine and vegetal notes not super nice, tenacious. Very honestly, I would not have guessed that seaweed had been in the bottle! A completely experimental dram, which I am very happy to have tested. But from a purely taste point of view, the initial surprise passed, it lacks this feeling of satisfaction once the sip swallowed. Enthusiasm 3/5

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Young, strong peaty whiskey. The color is grass green, but the seaweed does not affect the taste. Still tasty whiskey.

  3. M134481 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Shane_IL scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Yeah, this lived up to it’s bad reputation, I’d actually choose to describe it as stinky. That said there were some pleasant young Laphroaig notes on the palate so it was not all bad, just a pity they had to go and chuck a piece of seaweed in there. In all I think this was intended to be purely a curiosity and it served that purpose.
    N.B. Could not pick the colour from the scale properly, this was yellow with a tinge of green.

    Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/04/03/celp-islay-spirit/
    • Nose
      Stinky. Brine. Medicinal peat. All those rotting smells when there’s a low tide on a sunny day. Sea weed. Pickled fish. Cleaning grit. Lots of green herbal notes. Lime candies.
    • Taste
      Mineral peat. Brine. Shortbread. Dried fish. Seafood. Quite soft tasting actually, like a young Laphroaig, not half as bad as the nose.
    • Finish
      Long. Mineral peat. A kind of rich sweet note that doesn’t fit in. The pickled fish and rotting maritime notes are back. Something quite unsettling and nauseating.

  6. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting thing, even though I'm not a fan of seaweed, this saddled me
    • Nose
      Without water: Strongly smoked - it's such a smoke from wet wood, it smells like smoked meat, sea tones, woodiness and spices Peat recedes with water, and on the contrary, it is more earthy, iodine, salty and mint
    • Taste
      The taste is beginning to feel quite a bit of seaweed, of course in combination with peat, wood, salt and alcohol
    • Finish
      In the reverberation of peat, fire, wood, spice and, of course, alcohol

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. brechtvds scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    this whisky is awful it taste like ,fish, sea salt, and seaweed lots of seaweed 

  9. Gos Ruben scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    ITS à special one. Peaty special
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It is a public secret
    that this is in fact 6 years old Laphroaig (despite many rumours that it would
    in fact be Lagavulin). Around 40 EUR. Not great, but certainly better than
    expected. If you get past the crazy colour, that is.
    • Nose
      The nose starts on a
      lot of, well, celp! And peat, obviously. Oyster sap. Midly salty. Underneath
      lurks sweetness in the shape of apple and maybe even some sugared lime. This is
      not even half bad. Nice balance.
    • Taste
      It is quite oily and
      peaty on the palate. Mighty salty too. Brackish, even. Black pepper and lemon
      juice. Midpalate it turns sweet on coconut and cocoa, no kidding! And yes, the
      seaweed can be found in the taste. Nice smokiness. Quite pleasant and warm.
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and spicy with loads of salt at the death.

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