Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old Single Malt - 70cl
This 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. Stripped-back, smoky, complex, a bit sherried, balanced, coastal.
The nose: Rich, powerful sherry with a well-integrated core of peat. Solid.
The palate: Well-balanced but extremely forceful on delivery. The sherry makes itself known in a really good way.
The finish: Red apple sweetness gives way to oaken-vanilla goodness and fades elegantly into the embers of a chargrilled well-aged steak.