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.

51 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 days ago

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

  • 5
    26 January

    Best Whiskey Ever.It's the Finest.

  • 4
    13 January

    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

  • 5
    22 November 2016

    So unique and addicting.

  • 5
    16 November 2016

    6 stars

  • 5
    21 October 2016

    Absolutely divine.... pure perfection

  • 5
    22 September 2016

    Was looking for something similar to the Laphroag 18 yr and the Ardbeg Corryvreckan far exceeds the Laphroag. I think I'm in love!

  • 5
    10 June 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

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

  • 5
    9 April 2016

    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 2016

    1, at a push 2 a night. Strong.

  • 5
    19 February 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

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

  • 5
    23 January 2016

    Sweetness, flavor, and character!

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