Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon & French Oak
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Label
Bottle code
L9 166
Added on
11 sep 2013 10:08 am

Average value

€ 97.81

6 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.24 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Not as much seaweed as the L12 302, but more than then the L13 171. This one seems a bit more raw. Less sweet. I added a few drops of water, but it's also very enjoyable neat.
    • Nose
      Strong, medicinal, iodine, tar, smoke, peat, honey sweetness, some vanilla, some yellow (citrus) and green (apple) fruits beneath all that. Salty and some sea weed. Fantastic.
    • Taste
      First sweet, honey, vanilla, some fruitiness then the peat comes slamming in, and it brings smoke and tar with it. It swirls around in your mouth, filling your taste buds with it's strong flavors. The sweetness returns and faints again. Then again peat, tar, smoke, wet hay and salt. Amazing.
    • Finish
      There's a little bitterness, the rest is peat and smoke. And it's here to stay for a very long time. Some oakiness after some time, but that's good too. It returns somewhat to the vanilla tones, even some faint honey sweetness. And then that dies off and the smoke is still here.

  5. molar3rd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Golden yellow. darker than i had expected

    Nose: Peat of course, undoubted peat, but not too strong. you can smell lots of Citrus notes here, mostly Oranges and kumquat, and hints of spice. definitely an Ardbegian nose in terms of lemons and citrus. love it!

    Palate: This is a really complex dram. It starts with a wham! , the alcohol bomb is released into the mouth. first you get the sweet tones, malty kind of, some burnt sugar. then, it changes into a more spicy,peppery, and smoky tones. very interesting indeed!

    Finish: on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it 11. it’s very long, smoky, the peat is there with you for so long.the ashes do not seem to go away, and the peat/spice/smoke lingers in your mouth for hours. they really do.

    on an interesting note, i put the empty glass in the sink, and went to sleep. in the morning, when i woke up and went near the sink, i could smell the wonderful smell of peat smoke, still in the glass. after more than 8 hours!!!

    To sum up: this is one of the best Ardbegs i have sampled so far. with it’s Cask strength and complexity, it’s well worth the price. i would put it one notch below the Uigeadail which is my favorite. but if you are an Ardbeg fan, or an Islay Peat-head, this is definitely a must dram got to have handy. i am waiting for the cold winter nights, to drink a wee dram of this, and get warm all over.



  6. tebond968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan', 57.1%, OB 2009
    Powerful nose on intense sweet peat (but no Supernova smokiness), orange, mandarin, lime (citrus), blackberries, prunes, seaweed, oysters, soft anise and slightly toasted. Quite complex, nicely balanced and above all very tasty that nose. Drink now. Mouthfilling, firm and creamy. The first thing you notice is the pleasant mixture of peat and herbs. Pepper and eucalyptus. Cough chocolates. Then the citrus comes up, accompanied by some sweet notes. Candy. Milk chocolate. A little salt and cinnamon at the end and further in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is long and gives, besides the salt and the cinnamon, also syrup and peat. Tasty Ardbeg, better than the Rollercoaster , less than the Airigh Nam Beist (2006) . 88/100

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg Around Scotland - Island hopping 01-2015
    • Nose
      peat, pepper, briny - salt, cooked ham, oily, some creamy notes, citrus - lemon and rubber
    • Taste
      pepper, peat, earthy, warming spices, salty - bacon, iron and some syrup
    • Finish
      long and warming with ashes, spices - pepper, some wax, pickle, seaweed and peat


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