Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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About Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' is a prime example of the renowned Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, carrying a rich heritage and distinct flavor profile that sets it apart. Named after the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool located north of Islay, this whisky reflects the whirlpool's mystery and allure.

Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' is a part of the Ardbeg distillery's core range, a brand reputed for producing some of the peatiest whiskies in the world. However, the intensity of Corryvreckan is not just about peat but also its strength, bottled at cask strength, with ABV usually above 57%. This whisky is not for the faint-hearted but for those appreciating vibrant, robust flavors that encapsulate the spirit of the sea.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' introduces a torrent of tarry, briny notes with hints of peppered steak, tobacco, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is almost effervescent, with a powerful symphony of smoky fruits, toasted oak, and notes of coffee and dark sweet toffee. The finish lingers with a smoky, tarry coffee sauce, cocoa, and residual tang of star anise.

Suggested Serves

  • You can sip this one, or add a few drops of water and let it bloom, as is your habit
  • If you're feeling wild, try a Smoky Old Fashioned - the robust peat notes of Corryvreckan beautifully counterbalance the sweetness of sugar and fortifying Angostura bitters.

Production Notes

The production of Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky involves malt sourced from Port Ellen Maltings that provide the distillery's signature heavily peated malt. The whisky is predominantly matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. What makes this expression unique is the portion matured in French Oak casks, which imparts spice and mouth-coating texture. As is the tradition with Ardbeg whiskies, 'Corryvreckan' is non-chill-filtered, maintaining its rich, full-bodied character.

750ml & 114.2 Proof

Last Updated: 11/29/2023

General Characteristics:

Main Ingredient: Barley
Country of Origin: Scotland

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