Ardbeg Corryvreckan

70cl / 57.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
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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.

40 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    10 June

    Further down the bottle now. Each glass changes if it is left to settle. Nose Starts off dark chocolate, but with 20 minutes with cover over, sticking plaster comes through strongly. Antiseptic, o-cresol phenolic compound suggesting high initial combustion temperature of the peat. Pepper also appears if left a little longer. These flavours alternate and fade with each visit. Palate is oily, chocolate, antiseptic and briney. A little French wine at the end. Finish is cigar smoke, very oily, peat smoke. Got a feeling that each glass of AC will seem different from the previous one. A phenomenon of a peated malt. Very multilayered. Peat and Rich. Full bodied.

  • 5
    17 May

    Smooth,with a !ight smoke and strong wet leathered chocolate. An astonishing maelstrom of tastes,but neither confusing nor contradictory. I tasted this at a hotel in Skye, as a 'barman's choice'......I've since bought a bottle and I'm at the "preaching" stage. Best malt I've ever tried,without exception. This is the Penfolds Grange 1982 of whisky- damn good,damn expensive and worth every penny.

  • 5
    4 May

    A wonderful whisky, a must for all peat loving drinkers. One of the best whiskys I have tasted

  • 5
    9 April

    Appearance - tawny Coatline - very thin, almost not there. Legs - take a long time to run, when they do very slow and very thin. Indicates presence of oils and a heavy whisky because the legs take so long to run and run slowly - high ABV. Nose - oily, chocolate, buttery, peat, infusion of pine, aromas seem to alter at each visit. Palate - salty, oily, winey, cream, butter, chocolate, reflecting finish in a wine cask, Tarmac right at the end. Finish - medium length, oily, chilli, some Peating, orange peel after a while Conclusion - a great variation on the 10 year old. Not as peaty IMO as the 10.

  • 4
    20 February

    1, at a push 2 a night. Strong.

  • 5
    19 February

    Just sampled a selection of single malt whiskies and by far the best was the Ardbeg Corryvreckan. If you like a peaty, powerful Islay whisky then this one is for you!

  • 5
    12 February

    Oh my .. what a taste. I am not a connoisseur of whiskeys but this resonates with my buds. Thanks to my friend who gave this to me as a present. I would give six stars.

  • 5
    4 February

    This one is even better than Uigeadail. Uigeadail was a top notch for me until I bought Corryvreckan

  • 5
    23 January

    Sweetness, flavor, and character!

  • 5
    7 January

    This one hits your taste buds with an explosion of flavour. My first taste was a shock, second sip was divine. Pleased I brought this one!

  • 5
    7 January

    I have tried Uigeadail and ordinary 10yr old Ardbeg and then I tried Corryvreckan I have to say they are all great in different ways. The 10yr old is more punchy but doesn't have the same sweetness or smoothness as the other two. I still think Uigeadail is my favourite smoothest and incredible taste but I found myself incredibly impressed with Corryvreckan its richer I would treat myself to both of these both excellent .The 10 year old I buy the miniatures when I fancy a wee Islay punch of phenol in my throat to warm me in winter.

  • 5
    20 October 2015

    Without a doubt my favorite whiskey. Full bodied, almost creamy. A generous amount of peat without being harsh. There''s notes of brine on the finish, if I had to describe this scotch, I''d even go so far as saying it has notes of bacon thanks to this combination. A permanent feature in my collection!

  • 5
    23 July 2015

    This is by far the best scotch I have ever tasted. It is so intense an full of flavor that I can longer drink my old favorite, Laphoaig because it tastes too bland now. Powerful, mouthwatering and so full of flavor. Fantastic

  • 5
    24 March 2015

    This was my dad''s bottle. Tough to take as a shot but really great with dr pepper

  • 5
    22 March 2015

    I don''t car what the whisky bible says about Japanese and Taiwanese Malts. THIS is the best whisky in the world (for under ?100 anyway). No messing with softening sweet sherry casks; pure Islay, smoke, peak and a tad of seaweed. Dryer and darker than uigeadail.

  • 5
    23 June 2014

    Corryvreckan was all that it claimed to be and more.

  • Geraldo S. 25 October 2013

    Very, very nice. As a lover of Logavulin and Laphroig, I appreciate the peaty smoke nose, taste, and finish. All Ardbegs are excellent and each bring a subtle satisfying uniqueness. Always smiling with pleasure after Ardbeg, and this one may have brought a broader smile.

  • Sam McArthur 24 October 2013

    Got a bottle of this from the girlfried for my birthday absolutley loved it made me buy more islay whisky and will be getting another bottle of this to see in the new years with

  • M. Helminen 6 October 2013

    I was surprised to find that a sample I'd saved of a 2011 bottling was considerably tastier than a 2012 bottle opened several weeks ago. There was a tasty, Alligatorishly charred meat - gunpowder note present that I couldn't get out of the fresh one, making the sample richer in taste than the new bottle. Otherwise they smelled very much the same. There seemed to be a small difference in colour as well, the 2011 being a shade darker.

  • Szarik 9 August 2013

    I've tried it after Uigeadail and I must say I was really disappointed..is a quite a young whisky you can tell that by the smell and is a bit harsh on taste..very unbalanced.

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