Currach Atlantic Wakame Irish Single Malt, 46% abv
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.
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.
Cracked pepper and oak spice, followed by briny yet sweet maritime notes, complemented by a white wine fruitiness, butterscotch, and herbal green tea undertones.
An elegant sweet and salty finish with a touch of liquorice and plenty of umami and maritime character.