Ardbeg Corryvreckan

70cl / 57.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Web Exclusive Price £65.45 £54.54 ex VAT (£93.50 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.

79 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    12 September

    Ardbeg, but with a head-spinning twist. The smoke and the peat are still there, but this time they take a back seat. The palate is more fruity and complex, and you DO taste the fizzy violets on the finish as per the tasting notes. Incredible.

  • 5
    27 August

    My absolute favourite – the single downside to this dram is the price, but it's so worth it.

  • 4
    6 July

    Not as impressed with this as I am with the 10 year old and Ugidale. Still good but a little sweet for me.

  • 5
    24 June

    I am a big fan of Ardbeg and this bottle is amazing – sweet and smoky just like a good ardbeg should be

  • 5
    17 May

    Re-visited this after a couple of years, it has kept its magic

  • 4
    27 April

    Perfect delivery for a perfect product. Excellent rich taste and solid structure.

  • 5
    13 April

    This is my new favorite. Intense and thoroughly satisfying.

  • 5
    10 April

    Peaty and complex - nose has plenty of dark chocolate, leather, cherry, with a floral note as well. Stewed tea, coffee develop in the finish. Terrific stuff - buy this without hesitation.

  • 5
    11 February

    Wow... Not for the boys....

  • 5
    20 December 2018

    Definitely the BEST peaty single malt I ever tried down here in Argentina South America

  • 5
    15 December 2018

    THIS is probably the best whisky I have ever tried. Drier and smokier than Uigeadail, stronger and more complex than the 10yr old. In fact I like it even better than my precious bottle of committee release Dark Cove ... getting pricey though!

  • 5
    15 November 2018

    One of the best scotch whiskey I have had so far

  • 5
    14 November 2018

    Mmm... just awesome, this is my perfect whisky.

  • 4
    9 October 2018

    Thought I was good with big heavy peat. I was proven wrong with this. Needed to drink with careful attention. It is a big, bold whisky. Nice smokiness with spicy palate, big dark coffee after taste.

  • 5
    30 July 2018

    The most flavorful single malt I’ve ever tried.

  • 5
    29 June 2018

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

  • 5
    9 April 2018

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

  • 5
    20 February 2018

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

  • 5
    6 February 2018

    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 2018

    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.

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