Ardbeg Scotch Single Malt Corryvreckan
Ardbeg Scotch Single Malt Corryvreckan
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - The faintest wisps of peat smoke come through on an overall bold nose. What falls on the palate can only be described as powerful: Audacious peat, soothing honey, piquant clove, and bracing heat all play a part in this solid classic that delivers on its reputation. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Finalist).April/2018
Whisky Advocate 95 points - Part of the permanent Ardbeg range since 2008, Corryvreckan is created from a blend of standard Ardbeg and Ardbeg aged in virgin French Limousin oak casks. Smoky bacon and seaweed, plus dark berries, prickly spices, walnuts, lemon, and sweet peat on the nose. Sweet and savory on the palate, with more lively spice, woodsmoke, phenols, and licorice. The finish is lengthy, with peat, sea salt, pepper, and black coffee. Editors’ Choice Reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Fall 2018).October/2018
Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Swirling aromas and torrents of deep, peaty, peppery taste lurk beneath the surface of this beautifully balanced dram.
Plunge into the whirlpool and taste the mysterious depths of Corryvreckan. 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. Aroma: Heady, intense and powerful. With the first sniff, encounter the deep and turbulent force of Corryvreckan as it pulls you inwards. Swirl the glass and dip your nose into the torrents of tarry ropes, creosote and linseed oil rising from deep within the vortex. As you succumb to its power, 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. Swirl water into the glass, and observe the magical collision of whisky and water. As the liquid warms up, the seething cauldron bubbles and bursts, as you edge closer to sniff a pot full of gutsy cayenne-peppered steak and oysters smothered in hot pepper sauce. 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.
- peaty taste
- alcohol content
Awesome packaging, great produce
The product is excellent and your packaging you shipped it in was extremely solid. Thank you!
I was very impressed with this scotch. Very easy to drink even at 114 proof. I didn’t even realize it was a higher alcohol content until after I had finished it. Complex with the expected peaty taste but very sweet notes. Will definitely be purchasing more soon
Most excellent peaty scotch!!
Couldn't ask for better! I was looking for a peaty scotch and this one fit my bill. VERY pleased!!!
A dram from heaven
Ardbeg Corryvreckan pours from the bottle like syrup. Once in the glass, undiluted, it releases its inimitable sweet salty smokiness. This whisky's tasting experience and value are unmatched.
Ardbeg Scotch Single Malt Corryvreckan 0 750ml
Best Scotch I ever had! Powerful and delicious. Truly worth every penny. If you prefer the peat and smoke of Islay malts, you owe it to yourself to try this. You may never go back. Had it following Lagavulin 16 and laphroaig Quarter Cask with some friends doing a tasting and all agreed this was awesome! Like a punch to the face, but you like it!