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Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old

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Seaweed & Aeons 10yo Bottling Note

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 and sans-serif fonts.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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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Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old Reviews

Great Value - Better Taste

Great value for money! Tasty whisky at a fraction of the price of others of the same quality. Easy sipper!

16th November 2020

Rough Finish

I was tempted by this one because of the mention of peaty-ness but the finish is super rough sadly

13th November 2020

Once was enough for me

Mild peat and fruity sherry on the nose. Smooth sweet and fruity to start followed by a hint of vanilla and mellow peaty smoke. Bit rough on the finish. Unrefined slightly confused dram lacking body.
I am a full power peat head so this was a little underwhelming, like a mild Spey/Highland with added smoke

27th October 2020

Tempted to say don’t buy, but that’s just selfish!

Islay is my go to region for single malt, so my opinion may be considered biased but this was a great dram. Easily mistaken for an older age, full bodied, slightly sweet to start but holds a kick at the end. More like a lagavulin than a laphraoig.

27th October 2020

No, just no. Don’t do it.

This really was one of the worst pleated whiskies I’ve ever had. Very very rough on the tongue and the aftertaste is warming but uncomplicated, you can really just taste the alcohol over the peat.
Throw another tenner in and get a laphroaig 10.

26th October 2020

Well worth a try

Absolutely love this, not to harsh, full of depth and great value

18th October 2020

A great dram

I think that this is an outstanding whisky and I’ve almost finished the bottle. Sadly I missed the boat on the special offer so would like to know when you have more stock availability

28th September 2020

Very interesting, try it

Marvellous, very sweet wine to start, then transitions to medium smoke with a light coal tar on the finish which amplifies on residual after taste. A curious dual palate experience. Much lighter than other Islas but no less pleasing. Glad we tried it and will again.

24th September 2020

Best value Islay!

This stuff is one of the very best Islay drams out there, but at a fraction of the price. If you want to actually drink good whisky rather than tell yer mates how rich you are by paying for fancy packaging then this is the shit you need.

I actually quite like the basic packaging. Does what it says on the tin.

I’m not sure how long this can continue to be made for this price, so I’m keeping a lot of bottles in the cellar in case it stops being made.

20th September 2020

Outstanding

Just got this...absolutely wonderful Islay! Peaty but with a lovely syrupy sweet after taste. Great depth of flavour from a 10yr old.

18th September 2020

Wonderful

What a lovely whisky! A wonderful balance of smoke, warmth and sweetness with hits of peat. Very smooth as well.

26th August 2020

Please restock this whisky ASAP!!

Brilliant whisky! When will it be available?

11th August 2020

Glorious.

Jesus H Christ, tell me you're restocking this? What a peach.

7th August 2020

Amazing

Loved this, sad that it’s out of stock

6th August 2020

Heavy Smoke / Full bodied / Aquired taste

Having recently tried and enjoyed a few smokey whisky's I thought I'd branch out a little further and try this one, but I think I strayed too far from my comfort zone of smooth Speysiders and those with hints of smoke. If you like full bodied, heavy smoked, strong flavoured whisky, this is the bottle for you... It's just not for me!

5th August 2020

Great balance, great price!

Really lovely balance of smoke and sherry and at a great price.

Powerful stuff so be ready!

29th July 2020

Well worth a try if you're adventurous

This was an unexpected (but welcome) gift. Cracked it open last night after a month in a cupboard, pleasantly surprised. I'm a big Islay fan (especially Ardbeg), this is very "Islayish", quite a strong seaweedy kick, hints of germoline (only way I know how to describe it, but you probably know what I mean), but it very quickly subsides into warmth and more subtle tastes. Slightly sweet in a caramel way, washes down nicely with a lager accompaniment :)

26th July 2020

Could have been custom-made for my palette...

I absolutely adore this! The name is quite literally a list of all of my favourite things... so my expectations were high to begin with, and it didn't disappoint when I tried it. Have been through several bottles and will happily keep re-ordering for as long as it's available.

17th July 2020

Hmmmmm!

An Alec Guinness of a whisky - different every time! Unusual and slightly disquieting.

15th July 2020

A mouthful

I loved it,. Full of labour, strong but not harsh, complex and interesting.
If you like Islay's you should like this.

15th July 2020

Give it a go and persevere, you’ll love it

I’m currently sipping my last glass of this after first opening the bottle a couple of months ago. Within the first few days I had a glass a night and was a little underwhelmed. This stuff gets better - open it, give it time and enjoy. Honestly, every glass I drink, I get a different experience. It’s not a every day dram. It’s a Friday night after a long week dram. For the price, it’s worth a pint!

10th July 2020

Odd fellow!

I don’t get this one. It seems too disjointed like it’s three different whiskies. It lacks integration and a decent body to hold it together. Drinkable but not repeatable.

9th July 2020

Worth a go if you're a fan of the smoke house.

It's written on the tin exactly what it delivers. Stands up to some of its older, peatier brothers.

6th July 2020

Nice but harsh

Very harsh with a burnt after taste. Nice because its a stark contrast from what I expect from an islay malt. Nice for a change but not an every day sipping whisky. I like it in a weird way and it contrasts my many other peats

4th July 2020

Buy it

Absolutely superb. Received as a gift and very much enjoyed. Smooth, warming and subtle peat. Lovely

3rd July 2020

Kelp & Hours & A Bit Of Light Trowelling & Turned Up The Thermostat A Bit.

Very disappointing but perfectly drinkable. No wonder the distillery didn't put their name to it. Get a bottle of Ardbeg or any other Islay instead, you'll be much happier.

27th June 2020

Give it a try... But save some for later!

I tried this slightly chilled after placing it for half an hour in the fridge and it seems to bring the flavours out in a more spectacular style. It was bought on the same week that I received a Laphroaig 10 as a Father's Day gift, but I'm preferring this as there isn't an overload of peat smoke like the Laphroaig. It's still smokey, but more subtle. I'd been curious about Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire for a month or so now and thought I'd better try it just in case it becomes unavailable. There are some sweet, fruity flavours coming through on tasting along with a hint of toffee and all without an unpleasant burning sensation and it's very moreish too. I'm also guessing that it may have been finished in sherry casks as there's some on the nose. I'm usually a Glenfiddich & Glenfarclas man, so this an excellent introduction to Islay whisky. All in all, not a bad buy for a 10 year old. I would love to find out which 'undisclosed' distillery it came from. I suppose it's just a coincidence that the Laphroaig bottle and the Seaweed bottle are identical! There's only about 35cl left now and I've only had it for two days. I'm not a newcomer to whisky, but I can't get to grips why some folk pay hundreds of pounds for a bottle of something or other just because of it's age or rarity. I've tasted some dreadful 18 and 21 year old whiskies, distillery editions etc. etc. before now. Just be more adventurous and give something like this a chance.

26th June 2020

Avoid

An undisclosed distillery? Is that because they don’t want their name tarnished by association with this fake smoke swill?

24th June 2020

Perfect Father’s Day pressie!

Bought this for my dad for Father’s Day.....he is a total whisky nut and can pretty much tell which whisky he’s drinking without having seen the dram being poured (it was a game we played when we ran a pub together and had over 100 malts on the top shelf) #skills, so it was very exciting to find a brand new dram for him. He’s just text to say it’s absolutely cracking, so thanks MoM for this bottle of awesomeness!

23rd June 2020

A crescendo but still slightly weak

I don't get the high praise for this. There's definitely a depth to the whisky and hi t has a nice late fiery hit of peat smoke. But the arrival is quite weak and it has a bit of a sweet but mild middle taste before that rising fire at the end. Certainly unique but really lack up front punch that you want in whisky. I think the bottling at only 40% really harms this whisky and takes drama out of it.

22nd June 2020

Wow

What a find, lovely smokiness that lingers, excellent value.

12th June 2020

Really good social sipping whisky

A really drinkable dram, not as smokey as I was expecting but a refined subtle whisky that is smooth balanced and easily drinkable. Really good social sipping whisky

10th June 2020

It says forceful, it is.

It says forceful, it is . A bit of a marmite - I liked it it a lot.

I can see why others may not , I think it is an excellent purchase for £32

10th June 2020

SMOKE FIRE!

I love this whisky. It’s smoky as hell leaves a deep taste in your breath for at least a minute after a taste. If you love the earthy smoke whisky then this is for you.

If i had to guess I’d say it was a caol ila special release.

4th June 2020

Good session whisky

Decent enough whisky. Had a few friends over for a bbq, popped tbe cork and the bottle was gone by tbe end of tbe day.Just a quaffable sweet and smoky whisky, not anywhere near 5 stars for me but would still happily buy again. As far a VFM goes its OK, you can probably do a lot better with just a few more quid. For an enjoyable every day dram you could do a lot worse

3rd June 2020

Tyre fire. Avoid. No stars.

This is by far the worst product I have ever bought. The taste is best described as tyre fire. Seriously, I had to throw the rest away and rinse my sink with bleach to get rid of the horrific, chemical "smoke" scent. Absolutely disgusting.

2nd June 2020

Not what I was expecting, but a real tasty unique treat

I think that I expected this to be something that it wasn’t. I’m almost definitely an Islay dram fan and I was expecting this to be a real leathery wingback cigar smokey Caramel and sherry tongue curling mouth punch you’d expect. But I found it to be quite surprisingly rounded with a real umami salty meaty undertone that reminded me of salted liquorice. Bribe soaked toffee apple baked on an open fire. Very unique and a whole lot of bang for your buck.
My first taste was surprise
My second tase was..... well moorish. It’s gone now 👌

2nd June 2020

If IKEA did whiskey...

Looking beyond the IKEA type font and you will find a delicious dram. The peat does hit you hard at the start but then retreats quickly to a smooth sherry cask finish. I love it.

2nd June 2020

Unbelievably good for £32!

Incredible for the money, amazing nose.
It tastes exactly like it says it does.
15 hours from ordering in the evening until it turned up the next day.
Excellent service.

30th May 2020

A royal flush of peat smoke at the finish.

This is a most unusual dram. I'm used to the Islay peat monsters announcing themselves loudly - all hail fellow and well met. This whisky, while not exactly diffident, takes it's time. It's a poker player of a whisky, drawing you in with sweetness and light before revealing a royal flush of peat smoke at the finish. This has become a favourite. It really is an excellent dram.

29th May 2020

Braw

Best dram I've had in a long while, I can honestly say it's the first whisky I've been able to drink straight without adding water, very smooth with a slight smokey after taste , that's as technical as I get, will definatley be back.

28th May 2020

Just a grat dram

Just ordered my second bottle, a great whisky that I just keep going back to, awesome stuff.

18th May 2020

Varied taste, most enjoyable.

A most interesting and tasty malt. Decidedly forceful delivery if not shown respect. The sweetness comes through but is not the final kick. Most enjoyable.

13th May 2020

Perfect dram and perfect price

For the money, I didnt know what to expect but I thought it was worth a few of my pounds. When it arrived, the labelling made me chuckle but when I had my 1st sip, I was glad I'd made the purchase. It was everything I'd hoped it to be, peaty, sweet, smooth and utterly moorish. I noticed it was slightly cloudy which indicates non chill filtered. Brilliant price for a brilliant dram. A pity its sold out

12th May 2020

Absolute belter

Peat & sweet and smooth .and sold out ! !!....GUTTED.....for this price it’s excellent value 👌🏻....down to my last dram , need more stock please 🙏

1st May 2020

Awesome value

Awesome value, much better than standard Isley 10/13 year bottling. A lot of sherry, peat, sweetness and impressive long aftertaste. Too bad it’s sold out! Make more!

23rd April 2020

The Perfect Lockdown Tonic.

So glad I managed to get this before it sold out. The bottle’s just arrived this afternoon, and lockdown is taking a real turn for the better. I’ll echo the the other positive reviews. This is an exceptional whisky. First impressions - there’s a wonderful welcoming caramel, dark oak, vanilla, even cherry, warmth to the finish, and is perfectly balanced with the heft of peat. I tried this whisky without my usual drop of water, tonight I intend to try this with a tiny amount of water, while I have fire in the garden. I imagine I’ll come away even more impressed.
I’m sat in my garden under a blossoming apple tree in the sun listening to early Neil Young, and all I can say is this is the perfect accompaniment.. On a day like today in normal times I’d usually be found on my motorcycle, half way to Scotland, But these aren’t normal times - this whisky is the perfect tonic though. A heartfelt salute to this whisky’s creators.

23rd April 2020

Sold out is not acceptable.

Utterly brilliant value for money. Smoke, peat, earth, salinity, just a touch of sweetness. An everyday whisky for those who cherish complexity. Please find more (5 stars for sheer value)

23rd April 2020

Very very good value gets better down the glass

Just got this the other day and tonight was my first go. It is everything it says. Sherry hit with a bit of apply sweetness, followed by a bbqued Wood smokiness with a coastal saltiness right through the middle. For 32 quid very impressive

15th April 2020

Dark Trinity

I didn't get red apple, oaken-vanilla, chargrilled well-aged steak. Nor did I get pebbles in the rain.

I did get PEAT-PEAT-PEAT-PEAT, it's a VERY earthy whisky! Also dominant; dark, unsweetened bitter chocolate and liquorice. The sherry is less obvious but is just there in a fleeting moment of sweetness as the whisky hits your tongue. The smoke to accompany the peat is also much less obvious than you'd expect.

I wasn't sure what to make of this initially, I thought it a little two-dimensional, but as my palate adjusted to its idiosyncrasies I appreciated it more and more. I was sad to see the bottle empty!
This is to whisky drinkers what Guinness is to ale drinkers and is definitely not for the novice. I reckon if you ran out of creosote you could paint this on your fence.

Other thoughts:
Ridiculous, pretentious name.
Silly label design.
Could be cheaper.

A plain Jane, I thought, until my whisky goggles bedded in and I fell in love!

Would I revisit? Absolutely, when it's on offer.

15th April 2020

Solid

Not sure about the label but definitely a very good drink for the price.

12th April 2020

Yummy

Just arrived yesterday: thanks for usual swift delivery MoM. Initially, thought a little nippy for a 40%er, added a couple of drops of water, & it rocked. Lovely, peaty Islay with a healthy dose of sherry. Excellent value in the current market of really average malts for silly money. Which distillery? Yer havin a laph...

11th April 2020

No fuss whisky

I really enjoyed this dram. Everything I want from en Islay whisky, but without all the silly packaging they come with these days. Will be making this a regular dram.

12th March 2020

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