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Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
89.41/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB42484
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.01.2011
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L11 012 08:02 6ML
Added on
06 Jun 2013 4:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 84.19

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22 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.41 points

  1. DrBardamu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Corryvreckan was one of several new expressions introduced to Ardbeg's lineup in 2008. Initially produced as an exclusive bottling for members of the Ardbeg Committee, it was subsequently added to the core range, replacing the popular Airigh Nam Beist 1990.
    Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation for Ardbeg, explains that Corryvreckan was introduced as the best possible way of utilizing spirit that he had previously laid down in new French oak casks. According Lumsden, "the heart of Corryvreckan uses whiskies distilled in 1998/99 and 2000, and is married with some slightly younger ‘classic’ Ardbeg whiskies." The whisky from the French oak casks have particularly tarry, spicy, leathery characteristics, which Lumsden felt "on their own, were too intense to bottle." The distillery has sporadically filled such casks with new spirit, allowing them to keep Corryvreckan going as part of the core range.

  2. Peatpilgrim scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Nice Ardbeg, I like the red wine notes. This whisky makes you go to bed instantly . You just cant taste anything after that!
    • Nose
      Baked apple, vanilla and vanilla sauce, sweet, pear, chop, coffee, salt, raisins, glue, fireworks, bakery, muffins, fresh baked pastry, dough, fish, smoky, red wine, maybe bordeaux or merlot?!
    • Taste
      Fire ( dont ask how fire tastes, try it for yourself if you want to (not recommended)), wood, oregano, peatsmoke, sweet, barbecue, paprika, allspice, leather, fresh peat, meat, smoked bacon, smoked fat
    • Finish
      peat, vanilla, red wine, smoky, woody, long long long. Its like you wake up and directly think : Corryvreckan!

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