CELP 06-year-old vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Seaweed Experience
Stated Age
06 years old
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Ultimate Whisky Company
Added on
13 Jul 2010 6:50 pm

Average value

€ 51.24

13 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for CELP 06-year-old vW

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.04 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. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    quite a funky gimmick with the waterplant inside. overall a tasty islay dram
    • Nose
      84 84
      wakame seaweed, yellow and green fruits, smoke, iodine, bonfire on the coast, bit of brine offnote
    • Taste
      83 83
      strong in alcohol, sweet peat, sharp, metallic, old iodine, plasters, not really much depth, bit metallic
    • Finish
      83 83
      moderately long, earthy, iodine, smoldering mosh.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

  5. Scheuni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In fact, the plant inside the bottle is called Elodea (german: Wasserpest), a freshwater plant. I think the impact of Elodea is more related to the colour than to the taste.

    Overall a tasty young Islay Whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Peaty, smoked ham, burnt rubber, slightly salty, vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peaty, salty and sweet, slightly metallic, barley/cereals, vanilla.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sweet, cereals, smoked ham, vanilla.

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tastes like young independent Lagavulin, could very well be with good connections and/or long-running contracts. Does not taste like Laphi or Caol Ila. But I am talking about a bottling from ca. 2016 so I'd need to pop my new one open first to confirm.

  7. Gweddry scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    looks bizarre, tastes ok
    • Nose
      sweet, dry smoke and peat, bricks, slug, lollipop, smell of sea rot, boiled algae, roasted chestnuts, vomit, sardines, lime, apricot yogurt
    • Taste
      sweet, smoke, vegetables
    • Finish
      shorter, weaker smoke, algae?

  8. rsprong scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    this is simply a good whisky, don't understand the low points, but then again...never argue about taste. It's a very good young peated whisky with a very long lasting taste, it's just my kind of whisky i like.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. 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.


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