Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg Corryvreckan
WhiskyArdbeg Corryvreckan
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
CaskEuropean Oak
Abv57.1%
Rating 89/100
Reviews of Ardbeg Corryvreckan
says on March 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Nose: Oak smoke, like hickory. Salt. Custard?
Mouth: Thin like the 10. Billowing bon fire. First sip is a punch to the face. Smoked meats over hickory. Brine. Pepper.
Finish: Long and spicey. Warms the throat. Just damn delicious.

says on March 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Nose: smoke and peat up front with citrus notes following behind, honey, sweet cream, semi-floral with seaside salty air in the mix
Palate: classic Ardbeg smoke and peat, followed by intense hot chili pepper spice with the classic citrus/honey/vanilla cream notes ever present
Finish: long, spicy, hot, smoky
WARNING: not for the beginner; this is a potent beast, but truly excellent.

says on February 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale staw

General description

Everything you've read about this mythical beast is true, it's simply amazing. It's like being punched in the face then laid gently down on a pit of burning embers. It's a yin to the sherry yang of the Oogie, and a whole lot more tumultuous than the 10 expression.

The initial salty punch gives way to a myriad of flavours that simply burst through like a kaleidoscope of taste sensations, ending with a ridiculously long and woody finish that you can still taste for breakfast the following morning.

This is an astonishing experience, let alone as a whisky; and utterly captivating

says on February 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Heavy, peaty, awesome.

says on February 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

2017-05-05 Ardbeg, Islay

says on February 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

really peaty, leather, dried fruit, nuts, a hint of dark coffee, a really strong peat and smoke just goes up when swallow it

says on February 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Le goût salé de l'ocean, puis le bois brûlé et une finale tabac à pipe

Palate

sel, bois brûlé,

Finish

tabac à pipe

says on February 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Just the way I expected it. Smoke, peat and a salty flavor. Perfect for Islay-lovers

says on January 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Tons of smoke. its peatier and less sweet than the Uigeadail, and has an ashy dryness that I love. oak, leather, ash, tar, brine and black pepper are the dominant flavours

says on December 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Magnífico!!

says on December 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Burnished

General description

Was für eine Bombe! Hier passt alles, Torf, Rauch und Alkoholgehalt.

says on December 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

power house without knocking your taste buds out of commission. very complex. Loved it!

says on December 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

campfires burning, draw nearer.

says on December 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

one of the best whiskeys I've purchased. very full flavor. lots of flavor notes

says on November 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very Smoked. Armonic.

Nose

Smoke

says on November 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Drinking Corryvreckan and Uegeadail back to back is an enlightening experience. Corry matured in French oak casks and burgandy casks while Oogie in sherry and bourbon casks. Corry is sweeter and pepperier while Oogie has dark, dry fruit notes. Everything is riding on Ardbeg BBQ. fire pit which does not overwhelm complexity.

says on November 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

One of the most intense but enjoyable whisky's I've had so far. Smokey, but not overwhelming, with some subtle fruit notes to balance it out

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

precious..smoked, very smoked!!!

says on September 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

smoky like salmiac

says on September 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

stark rauchig, kräftig, verträgt gut Wasser

says on September 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

powerful and peppery

says on September 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Beautiful! Strong flavours, smoke initially, then some toffee

Nose

Smoke, with some toffee

Palate

Salt, tar

Finish

Burning wood

says on August 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

strong but very tasty

says on August 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Intense smoke, very heavily peated.
compared to the 10 years old it's just more of the same. Not really worth the higher Price.

says on August 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

mächtiger, wilder ardbeg. torfig(aber nicht unbedingt zu rauchig) kraftvoll, braucht zeit zum atmen um sich ganz zu entfalten... sehr schön

says on August 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

After Perpetuum, An Oa, Grooves and Kelpie, Ardbeg wasnt my first choice for a new whisky. But I still tried Corryvreckan with a friend and was most pleasantly surprised. This one is worth its price. Although as Uigeadail is better imo Id still go with that one. Corryvreckan is very intense. Lots of pepper and peat in addition to the distilery character. Although I favor Uigeadail I sincerely hope I get to taste Corryvreckan again someday.

says on August 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

Nose: peated, vanilla, spirits,
Body: stinging on the tongue, closed before adding a little water, liquice (Pernod), salty,
Finish: smoke, warming, squeeze the mouth.

says on July 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great smoke and peat flavour. wonderful finish.

says on July 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Only for the bravest. It's so powerful and strong but very well balanced at the same time. We'll definitely buy again

says on July 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep gold

General description

Best Whisky I ever had. Very peaty but I love that

says on July 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Definitely not for everyone. It's like Arbeg 10yo on steroids. If you enjoy a lot of peat and smoke, you're going to love Corryvreckan

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very smokey and peated therefore a very string taste to start with, the anise finish is pretty strong (too much for me). Overall a very strong but sophisticate whisky

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep gold

General description

Quite an unexpected development, the nose didn't really hint at the palate, the finish comes sudden and strong. Excellent at each stage and certainly memorable.

Nose

Peat with a herbal quality, almost piney. Buttery.

Palate

Syrupy mouthfeel, sweet fruit, citrus, orange peels. Creamy with warming spices. Quite unique and not at all expected after the nose.

Finish

Sudden & strong. Smoke, chili, meaty.

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lekker in winter

says on June 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Dizzying aromas of peat, smoke and white fruit in the background. Rich taste of honey, nuts, apple syrup and white fruit. All this is intermingled in a complex picture. Despite the high alcohol it is very delicate on the palate, but a teaspoonful of water won't hurt. Very good Islay.

Nose

Peat, smoke, white fruit

Palate

Honey, nuts, apple syrup, white fruit

Finish

Sea buckthorn berries, grapes, slightly alcoholic

says on June 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Peaty, black pepper, a little cumin

says on May 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amber

General description

good just a little too much burn

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Nice

says on April 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

peppery, warm, salty

says on April 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Wonderful, interesting, challenging, dark and sweet and wild!

Nose

Sweet vanilla, orange marmelade, aniseed, ginger, eucalyptus, smoked ham. Dark but fresh. With water comes a nutty note and much dark red fruit.

Palate

Espresso, nuts, proper and orange marmelade. Some oily shoe polish, but also little bit metallic, but it fits in. The peat tastes like sucking on a smoked sausage.

Finish

85% cocoa chocolate, liquorice and a dry, dusty aftertaste.

says on April 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Outstanding! Smoked meat, brine, wet socks and nice alcohol heat. Well balanced and complex.

says on April 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

great tasting peated whiskey that is full on (in a good way) and with an aftertaste that reminds you of chewing charcoal ( in a good way). this whiskey is one you should sit on for ages just sipping away at it.

says on April 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Burnished

General description

Intensely smooth, smoky, and peaty. Pepper, salt, and charred steak behind the peat. A charred smoked grenade explodes in your mouth that dissapates into salty, smoky, peppery and malty flavors. Very complex and unique. Wonderful finish that leaves some unexpected salty sweetness on the palate. The finish is strong with this one!

Nose

Char, smoke, peat, pepper

Palate

salt, malt, peat, char, smoke

Finish

smooth, inviting and slightly sweet.

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peppery, warm, salty, balanced, slight sweetness

says on March 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

medium peat, seaweed salty hint. ends with dark chocolate, black cherry and coffee.

Nose

smoke and peat definitely there, not quite as powerful than other ardbegs. sweet vanilla present there too behind the smoke.

Palate

good body with a fairly smooth mouth-feel. friendly punch of smoke and peat married with sweet vanilla with a touch of salt. ending with dark chocolate and espresso.

Finish

lasting peat and chocolate

says on March 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Wow!!!

says on February 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

oh my God this is amazing

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Quite gentle, but peaty with hints of liquorice

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 96/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Geweldige smaak explosie van turf rook. Met nog wel een mooie zoete smaak er tissue

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Oooh wat is dat. Sterke turf heerlijk.

says on December 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: White wine

General description

A rush of peat and force up front, then dark chocolate, seaweed and fruits. Amazing.

says on December 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

White Pepper, Star Anise, Cherry, Smoke, Coffee

says on December 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Extremely peaty and lots of flavors. Not for everyone but really interesting. I enjoy having a drink at the end of the meal.

says on November 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

a real peatpunch in the face. sweet and peppery aftertaste. verrrry good!!

says on November 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lekker pittig

says on April 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Amazing Islay malt with a great punch of peat and a refreshing sea salty touch that I had not experienced before.

says on April 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

my favorite !

says on April 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

Very peaty peppery and crisp seaweed. Long finish black coffee, chocolate and cherries. Another reason I have a spare bottle.

says on March 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Tremendous example of the Islay whiskys. Rich, peaty smokiness, combined with the saltiness of ocean spray make for a bracing dram!

says on March 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Smoked, peppery fruit (citrus, pineapple) in a bowl of salty sea water. A salty, bittersweet and peppery punch in your face.

Nose

Smoke, peat and yellow fruit. Orange peel, smoked raisins, butter, pineapple and a splash of salty sea water.

Palate

Salty, smoky and a little greasy. Bitter fruit (pineapple, citrus, green apple), ash, pepper and fresh wood.

Finish

Long and salty, with roasted coffee, bacon and tobacco, but also notes of peaches and oranges.

says on March 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Full-bodied smokey and peaty islay single malt with a nice smokey aftertaste. More smokey and rich on the mouth than Ardbegs Ugeadail.

says on March 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

Tourbe fumée,poivre,iode.Bien equilibré,top!

says on February 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Une belle réussite. très tourbé.

says on June 26, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Salt
  • Sweet
  • Pepper
  • Strong
  • Amazing
  • Spice
  • Fruit
  • Lemon
  • Tar
  • Citrus
  • Complex
  • Smoky
  • Vanilla
  • Dry
  • Intense
  • Seaweed
  • Good
  • Oily
  • Bacon
  • Orange
  • Massive
  • Malt
  • Chocolate
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