Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L11 081 08:35 6ML
Added on
25 Sep 2011 6:00 pm

Average value

€ 225.00

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168 × member ratings

406 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ricallende scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Roosty scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    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.

  9. 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

      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.

  10. 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)


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