Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
172
Whiskybase ID
WB25633
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
22.03.2011
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & French Oak
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Old Label
Bottle code
L11 081
Barcode
5010494296280
Added on
25 sep 2011 6:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 225.00

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172 × member ratings

407 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

17 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.21 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Wow, the first sip was like a blow in the "face"! Mighty and heavy smoke and peat with a pleasant fruity and sweet note.
    For me the "Corry" is the best Ardbeg from the standard range.
    • Nose
      The first nosing hits me with heavy smoke and peat. After adding a few drops of water, the situation relaxes. Smoky peat now rises from the glass with a touch of fruit. A light hint of vanilla and spices mixes with the smoke and peat.
    • Taste
      Undiluted the first sip. Wow, again heavy peat and smoke. Powerfully I hit the full load Islay in the face. After adding a few drops of water, the "Corry" releases a fruity sweetness, which combines pleasantly with the peat and smoke. Again spices and a hint of vanilla.
    • Finish
      What a powerful and powerful finish. Again smoke and peat, typical Islay.

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  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Black peppers, celtuce and paraffin. You could immediately tell it lacked the complexity that its two predecessors possessed. Melon rind, some Chinese preserved mustard. The pith of a rotten orange, salted dried fish and roasted eggplants. More medical notes like bandages and iodine tincture after a sip. It lacked depth slightly unfortunately.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Plain honeydew, white peppers, a bit of watercress with syrup, kumbu, roasted fish ginseng and some radish.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Celery and wax gourd. A few seconds later came the watercress with honey, dried dates, red bean paste, radish and some syrup. Also brine, iodine and salt rocks.

  4. ehelkur scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      On the nose, it starts with sweet peat, but the fruit comes alongside the smokiness, peach, mango, pineapple, and then hints of brine and some floral notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate, the arrival is really strong, peppery with sweet smoke, then the development becomes fruity, always oily with anise, orange, peach and pineapple. And it continues changing, then it is vanilla cake and salted caramel and finally smoked meat and coffee.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The Finish is long and lingering, sweet smoke and peppery.

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very good 'entry' level, that beats a lot of others. A powerhouse with a kick. Not overly complex, but it offers a lot for this price.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. ricallende scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Waxy dark chocolate, pine needles, peppered steak, sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries.
    • Taste
      Black tarry espresso coffee, dark fruits, bitter almonds, anise and hickory.
    • Finish
      Long, deep and powerful, with black tarry coffee and chocolate coated cherries.

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. ricallende scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. ducksingel scored this whisky 90 points Editor

    No idea of the age of this one, but it has a rather grown-up complexity. Maritime and rural notes mix very well with mineral tones in the nose. The taste develops over time from citrus to medicinal and fruit to sweet barley, all with a good fatty mouth feel. The finish is pleasantly long. This is an Ardbeg icon again.

  10. Nethar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great Islay whisky.
    • Nose
      Typical Islay, peat in some iodine style, after a shile you can feel sweet fruits aroma.
    • Taste
      Quite sweet - where did it come from? Then smoke, iodine, sour, strong.
    • Finish
      Soil, mushrooms, old moist wood, very long finish.

  11. Roosty scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A real treat ! Tasted at the distillery, he left me a very good impression that comes back every time I use a "dram". It's not my favorite of the range, but it's definitely delicious!
    • Nose
      Smoked, peat, iodized notes (salt water, oysters, seaweed). Olives. Some notes of acidic and tropical fruits. Is there banana in the background? Aeration liberates the fruit a little.
    • Taste
      Powerful attack on the smoke, the alcohol is present but not unpleasant. Tar, coal, always a few notes of salt. A little peppered. Makes me think of a spicy sauce (But what kind? Mystery!). Oily in the mouth. Always tropical fruits well present, as well as acidic apples. I may be crazy but I feel like something a little medicinal (antiseptic?).
    • Finish
      Very long, a real pleasure! Smoke, pepper, salt water, tar galore, ashes, spices. The fruitiness has disappeared a little, but is it really important? Rather dry, lags (light) notes of dark chocolate and coffee beans.

  12. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Baaaaaaaammmm! Like Mike Tyson aiming for your nose! Simply love it!
    • Nose
      Big, big peat and alcohol at first. Then showing some fruit and spice.
    • Taste
      (Neat)

      Overwhelming peat combined with the classic Ardbeg sweetness. Some "chili-catch" which reminds me of Talisker. Then dark fruits and some chocolate.
    • Finish
      Veeeery long finish, getting dry. Spicy pepper. Leaving you with a feeling of burned coffee beans chocolate.

  13. Angelos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This whisky here withstands quite a bit of water
    • Nose
      Acrid and intense peat. Alcohol level is obvious. Fruitiness, the tropical ones, some mango some baked pineapple
    • Taste
      Intense peat and sweetness. Ripe bananas and apricots. Some chocolate notes (sweet chocolate), some pepper. Typical Ardbeg Sweetness
    • Finish
      Incredible finish. Glowing with spices (pepper and cinnamon)

  14. Furtia scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. Alex scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Big, powerful whisky, very clean and fresh. My favorite Ardbeg so far. And superb value for the price! Hard to beat.
    • Nose
      Sharp peat at first, brine, fruity (apples and pears), then more earthy and malty notes. Very clean and fresh.
    • Taste
      Big and bold, oily, compact mouthfeel. Good attack, zesty, deep sweetness at first. Delicious peat and lemon combo, deep malty sweetness. Then more dark fruits, such as cherries. Goes neat very well despite the strenght, i like it undilluted best.
    • Finish
      Very long, sweet and spicy on tar, coal and ashes.

  16. granella2003 scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    A whisky with history, creating the Ardbeg Corryvreckan began in 1999 and has been perfected over time. Matured in oak barrels which clearly to taste and smell, the combination with a rich array of ingredients makes him a very popular drink among many connoisseurs. And rightly so!
    http://www.drankgigant.nl/sterke-drank/whisky/ardbeg-corryvreckan.html

  17. granella2003 scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intense aromas of ripe oranges, bitter marmalade, smoke, tar and fresh walnuts which are interrupted by subtle scents of seaweed, olives
    • Taste
      Lemon, smoke, peat which overflow into flavors of apples, sugar, barley
    • Finish
      A long, sweet aftertaste imbued with intense flavors of tar, coffee, chocolate and cherries with a hint of pepper

  18. granella2003 scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  19. addyhd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    At first it took me some time to come around to the Peat side of scotch.

    This version was highly recommended and since then, it has been harder

    to come by. I have appreciated it now that I have learned that you need

    to savor the flavor on this one for a good two three minutes to get the

    full span. If you were to just pour and sip and drink down like it was

    juice, you would lose so much of the work that went into this beauty,

    enjoy if you can find it.

  21. 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.

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