Ardbeg Corryvreckan

70cl / 57.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Web Exclusive Price £69.95 £58.29 ex VAT (£99.93 per litre)
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As a replacement for the much-loved 1990 Airigh nam Beist, Ardbeg Corryvreckan had some pretty big shoes to fill, but the good news is that this is a belter, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and Best No Age Statement Scotch from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • White Pepper White Pepper
  • Anise (star) Anise (star)
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Meat Meat

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Aroma: Heady, intense and powerful. A collision of waxy dark chocolate, warm blackcurrants and muscovado sugar pulls you under its spell with a burst of plump cherries and earthy pine needles leaping from its depths. Salty seasoning brings a briny character with tangy crisp seaweed and smoky bacon swirling on the surface with hints of sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries.

    Taste: Torrents of taste well up on the palate; deep, peppery and chewy, bombarding the tongue with its intense tastes and textures. The first plunge brings forth chewy peppered steak soaked in pepper sauce with the tang of crispy seaweed. As you descend deeper, encounter a mouthful of black tarry espresso coffee that coats the palate with rich melted dark fruits (blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries) and bitter almonds. As the taste soaks in deeper, star anise and hickory dry out the palate before a surprise of chalky effervescent violets fizz to the surface.

    Finish: Long, deep and remaining powerful into the finish with black tarry coffee, chocolate-coated cherries and hot pepper sauce, the lingering memories of your mysterious and daring journey into Corryvreckan.

64 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    29 June

    An excellent scotch with a profound flavor endowment. The first taste is as jarring and thrilling as when the doses hit.

  • 5
    9 April

    The best Breakfast Scotch on the planet, a delicious and confusing, French Kiss - perfect ;)

  • 5
    20 February

    Amazing smoke...........became my Numero Uno instantly, black tarry coffee, chocolate coated cherries and dark chocolate, blackcurrant , spicy cloves, leather

  • 5
    6 February

    I didn't understand the big deal with whisky until I had this one. One tiny sip and I was in a different world for hours as the smoke, tar and leather lingered. This is everything that whisky was meant to be. From the Lagavulin 16 to Bowmore to Talisker to Laphroaig, nothing comes even close to this Islay masterpiece.

  • 5
    24 January

    A life changing experience. Like being punched in the face, then gently laid down on a bed of burning cinders. What an fantastic explosion of briny peat, with tendrils of dragon smoke curling around you like a coastal fog bank. Lovers of honey and sugar icing can look elsewhere, as the Corry is a million miles from the oak forests of Jerez, and what a pure, savouring and hugely satisfying experience it is too.

  • 5
    13 December 2017

    This tastes like an exploding sun made of peat. I pretty much exclusively avoid NAS but this is an exception that absolutely must be had. The most powerful and fun finish to a scotch I've experienced.

  • 5
    18 November 2017

    very good and excellent 5 star

  • 5
    9 November 2017

    Very good.

  • 5
    3 August 2017

    A wonderful dram - smoky, smooth and peaty all at the same time. Everything an expression like this should be - it is unmistakably an Ardbeg yet with extra aroma and flavours throughout. Outstanding!

  • 4
    29 June 2017

    Tried a sample of this in an airport recently and WOW! Punch in the mouth of peat and smoke.. great depth and character.. not sure it's worth the ?70 price range but definitely a great whiksy if ever on offer ???? Just a tip ** add a drop of water to really open up the flavours! The 57% alcohol will really Zap your taste buds!

  • 5
    7 April 2017

    Tasted it during a whisky tasting at my wines and spirits store inMalta. Everybody was stunned with the aromas, taste and finish. From the feedback, its a man's whisky. www.ilbettija.com.mt

  • 5
    25 March 2017

    A belter of a whisky

  • 5
    4 March 2017

    Wow. I'm reeling from the sip. Almost confused, but thrilled with what's happening - what an amazing experience.

  • 5
    13 February 2017

    Wow - phenomenal! This is the best wee dram I've ever had. Perfect in every way. A must try!

  • 5
    26 January 2017

    Best Whiskey Ever.It's the Finest.

  • 4
    13 January 2017

    Marvellous

  • 5
    29 December 2016

    What a whisky! Thought 10yo & Uigeadail were stunning but Corryvreckan is even better.

  • 4
    8 December 2016

    Different than the other ardbed's, sweet with and almost burnt ginger bread finish. Quite nice!

  • 5
    28 November 2016

    A smoke bomb, yet so complex and satisfying. Completely addicted

  • 5
    25 November 2016

    Divine, magic

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