Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
57.1 % Vol.
750 ml
Old Label
Bottle code
L9 231
United States United States
Added on
01 jul 2010 3:23 pm

Average value

€ 58.75

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58 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.48 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What I like about the Corryvreckan is the extreme interplay of flavors in the mouth and the great intensity, my favorite standard from Ardbeg, but now I don't find the 2009 better than current versions.
    • Nose
      A swell of sweet smoke hits you directly, citrus notes, light spice, dark chocolate, greasy, pepper, it gets a bit spicier over time, but also creamy, a little vanilla, slightly grape
    • Taste
      Intense, strong smoke, ashy, some cinnamon, dark chocolate, and then it explodes, intensity boost, quite dry overall, light sweetness only, the mouth is full of taste, cinnamon, neat spice from the European oak, pepper
    • Finish
      Astringent, ashy smoke, a few nuts, cinnamon, lasts a long time

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  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Dirty greens, celery, moss and asphalt. Heavily smoked preserved mustard, then melted cement, Indian jujubes and some dried dates. Also engine oil, tar, dirty cotton and a little bit of green apples. After more than 30min in the glass, roasted macadamia nuts, taro and white sesame. More yuba with dripping oil after a sip.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Toffee to start, some citrus zest and rotten hami melons. Later on, celery, beetroots, black peppers and some kiwi, and mostly greens like wax gourd rind to finish up. White wall paint and yuba also.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Paraffin, white pills, yuba, sugar-coated baked potato skin, beetroot, kiwi skin, not so smoky here but rather it showed long-lasting mellow toffee and red beans.

  4. Sander scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Very challenging and layered whisky! He pops from start to finish and the different flavors come and go in almost random order.
    • Nose
      Peat, sea, leather, sweet fruit, citrus
    • Taste
      Peat, pepper, apple cider, fig, salt, liquorice
    • Finish
      Very long, pepper, salt, licorice, light vanilla

  5. markkerr02 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior Test 097: Annual meeting with Ardbeg - 100130
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Ardbeg 17YO, 40% 28 points
    Glass 2 Big Peat, 46%; Douglas Laing 8 points
    Glass 3 Ardbeg Ten, 46% 25 points
    Glass 4 Ardbeg1998 cask 2437, 53.9% (fat sample) 101 points
    Glass 5 Ardbeg Uigeadail, 54.2% 173 points
    Glass 6 Ardbeg Still Young 1998/2006, 56.2% 42 points
    Glass 7 Ardbeg Corryvreckan, 57.1% 119 points
    Glass 8 Ardbeg Supernova Stellar Release, 58.9% 49 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Ardbeg Corryvreckan, 57.1%
    Scent: Soft, smoke, candy, chocolate, sweetie, fig, raisins
    Taste: Smoke, chocolate, raisins, salted, oak
    Aftertaste: Smoke, chocolate, salted, tall
    Score: 89 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Ardbeg Corryvreckan, 57.1%
    Color: Dark gold - light amber
    Scent: Smoke, big, slightly dried fruit
    Taste: Full, smoky, slightly dried fruit, little vanilla
    Aftertaste: Long with smoke, slightly sweet, dried fruit / yellow apples and vanilla tones that grow
    Score: 94

  6. USDC did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The ultimate pirate whisky. Breathtaking.


  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    a whisky without equal
    Primal forces Ardbeg without frills
    yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      intense peat and salty spice, Ardbeg typical, sea water from the port, leather, ripe apricots, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Peat and smoke Islay, salt and seasoning, vanilla, grasses sweet clover,
      a true and strong Islay experience of the highest quality
      Primeval forces in the mouth
    • Finish
      long, peat, smoke, leather, wood, lots of salt liquorice and tobacco, strong and straight even on the finish

  8. Hans-Ludwig did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A bright, rich yellow shows up to the eye. The aroma is characterized by a sweet peach. The smoke is there, but holds back very much. There is also a lot of vanilla in the nose. There is also a lot of ripe fruit in the mouth. The slightly peppery notes are accompanied by peat smoke - discreet but clearly present. The finish is short and yet slight nuances of the smoke flavors in the mouth remain.
    The Corryvrecken shows how complex a whisky can be. With every minute in the glass and with each sip the impressions change. There is always something new to discover, and this discovery of the flavors is fun! A great whisky, to which one likes to devote.

  9. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tary and malty aroma, green apples, lime,

    smoked ham, pine wood, vanilla and new cut grass. Vanilla sweet and

    smoky taste, mint, pepper, floral honey, mango and walnuts. Long, smoky

    spicy and malty end.

  10. Dennis1979 did not rate this whisky Administrator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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.

  13. mmaclean scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This edition is really very nice. I have not been a fan of Islays and honestly I don`t like the brine or tar in most. I do enjoy the smoke and oak and spice. Ardbeg I can see why it is popular because there is alot going on and I am starting to come around to at least be selective to what I have of the Ardbeg collection. This one is very nice and one for the collection.


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