Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L12 302 16:04 6ML
Added on
02 mar 2013 2:06 pm

Average value

€ 75.00

3 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.11 points

  1. STL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sweet peat!
    • Nose
      88 88
      A beautiful earthy peat (almost ashy) as I like them. Typical of ardbeg with some markers from Port Charlotte
    • Taste
      89 89
      Yum !
      Of course the mouth is peaty, but after a first attack, we are in the yellow fruits, candied or accompanied by honey (dates from Medjoul?). The 57 degrees do not attack but are present
    • Finish
      90 90
      Endless and changing. No offense to Bishlouk, I do not find it monolithic? Nevertheless, we are clearly in the farmhouse and earthy peat, with some retro-olfactions marked by cold ash and smoke, all interspersed with fruity touches.

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Thanks to Wilco for the sample!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Although not having face to face between Corryvreckan and Uigeadail, and based on my memories, I would rather be a supporter of the Oogie because I do not see me particularly attracted by this Corry. A tip: try both to place yourself in one or the other faction.
    • Nose
      Ha yeah, no doubt, it's big peat! Phenolic, medicinal, but also with a certain fruity sweetness (yellow apple in the head). The 57% do not attack, it is actually quite balanced but stabilizes quickly on a certain monolithism.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly, the mouth is first honeyed, sweet, almost sweet. Candied yellow fruits, lots of peppery spices, and in the background this smoky and mineral peat. A powerful mouth, but all in all here too monolithic.
    • Finish
      Ha there, on the other hand, it peeves in the fins! The alcohol burns a bit, the smoke becomes acrid, and a grassy drought settles. The honeyed sweetness has completely disappeared, the whole is very rustic.

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This is the best whisky I ever had until now (20140605).

    The strong, supersweet, salty, peaty initial taste that explodes into waves of seaweedy, smoky, tarry, malty, peaty, sweet burning sensation is absolute brilliance for me. The long, intense, sweet, smoky and later a bit peppery dry finish only adds to the divine presence of this whisky.

    I must say the typical seaweed taste that makes me praise this specific Corryvreckan isn't all that present in the L13 171 bottling I have currently open. I hope to find it in the L9 166 bottlings and maybe in the L13 145 bottling.

    I'm just so happy I still have 2 closed bottles of this L12 302!

  5. 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


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