The second core whiskey bottling from Origin Spirits, Currach Single Malt Irish Whiskey - Atlantic Wakame Seaweed Cask is an intriguing whiskey - complex yet subtle, vegetal yet sweet, light yet deep.
Made from 100% Irish malted barley, it is a triple distilled single malt Irish whiskey, initially matured in 1st fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in Atlantic Wakame seaweed charred virgin American oak casks. It is non-chill filtered, with no caramel colouring, and is bottled at 46% alc./vol.
Wakame, a green seaweed varietal, is sustainably hand-harvested off the wild Atlantic coast of Co. Clare. It is rare and seasonal, and considered to be the king of seaweeds.
Nose: An intriguing and enticing nose, as sea salt and rye cracker aromas give way to a golden caramel sweetness, backed by vegetal hints with a touch of iodine.
Palate: Cracked pepper and oak spice, followed by briny yet sweet maritime notes, complemented by a white wine fruitiness, butterscotch, and herbal green tea undertones.
Finish: An elegant sweet and salty finish with a touch of liquorice and plenty of umami and maritime character.