Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon & French Oak
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Old Label
Bottle code
Added on
08 jun 2015 9:06 am by cadillac

Average value

€ 73.72

5 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.43 points.

  1. crippos scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    A month and a half later I got a new tasting and wrote a new review. I feel like I grew up a lot during this short time...
    • Nose
      94 94
      At first peat dominates the scene; in the far background, some sweet "Ardbeg's" smell.
      15 minutes on: freshly cut grass makes a shy appearance. The smell is round, has its own shape, you can feel its oiliness.
      20+ minutes in the glass and a sip later, the true show starts: caramel takes the peat by the arm, sometimes it even conquers the scene. Red wine. Rosemary?
      Towards the end the sweetness takes the shape of forest honey. Gets better at every sip...
    • Taste
      96 96
      Damn. Mou, coffee, dark pepper in a damn good unison. Feels like chewing a damn sweet coffee mou. Some fresh spiciness. I know this feels short but believe me, this is damn tasty.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Middle and quite light: some oak, a bunch of peat, some hints of tobacco... Mostly a shadow of the sweet feeling that this whisky leaves in your mouth; a smooth tail that reminds you of the beast's heavy paws, and the marks that it left on your tasting buds...
      Overall: good, complex enough, balanced, strong and most importantly: tasty. My small sample bottle is now empty: I'm gonna miss it.

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  3. fnk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tried a fresher bottling, it seemed to me a head higher. This one is clamped, not so bright.

  4. scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 20 81

    simple, very simple, nothing about, hmm, upset ... unsuccessful batch IMHO

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    on the nose you can smell the sea accompanied by some licorice. Vanilla, dark chocolate, pepper, bacon. And there is so much to get from this whisky. I also remove cloves and syrup

    The first sip. Damn what a salt. But so good haha. Perfectly in balance with the other flavors such as seaweed, a strong cup of coffee, peppery meat, anise and some spicyness that keeps on ticking your tongue for a long time.

    What a violence in your mouth!

    The aftertaste is long and warming. You can even say it is very long and warming because you will enjoy it for a long time to come.

  7. crippos scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This is one of the first whisky that I felt like having a great taste. Maybe I was expecting more from it, but nevertheless very very good.
    • Nose
      PEAT! Not that overwhelming, just... upfront. Cherries, beetroot. Dark chocolate. Pepper. It's "woody", earthy, warm. Light honey, light sulphur, strawberries. Tobacco. Lots of malt, lots of oak. Keeps on giving.
    • Taste
      Soft consistency. Sweet. The only thing that lets you guess that high ABV is the immense warmth that brings with its taste. Explosion of red fruits in the back of the palate! Dark plums. Sweet, like a berries syrup. Notes of dark coffee.
    • Finish
      Long but not that much: the initial strong smoke keeps slowly fading, but never disappearing... Also notes of coffee and red fruits.


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