- van Wees (vW)
- Bottling serie
- The Seaweed Experience
- Stated Age
- 06 years old
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 13 Jul 2010 6:50 pm
9 × in wishlist
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
- 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
- Young, strong peaty whiskey. The color is grass green, but the seaweed does not affect the taste. Still tasty whiskey.
- 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:
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.
Mineral peat. Brine. Shortbread. Dried fish. Seafood. Quite soft tasting actually, like a young Laphroaig, not half as bad as the nose.
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.
- Interesting thing, even though I'm not a fan of seaweed, this saddled me
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
The taste is beginning to feel quite a bit of seaweed, of course in combination with peat, wood, salt and alcohol
In the reverberation of peat, fire, wood, spice and, of course, alcohol
- this whisky is awful it taste like ,fish, sea salt, and seaweed lots of seaweed
- ITS à special one. Peaty special
- 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.
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.
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.
The finish is long
and spicy with loads of salt at the death.