ABV: 57.1%. Bottle: 700ml
Awarded The World’s Best Single Malt in 2010 by the World Whiskies Awards.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Swirling aromas and torrents of deep, peaty, peppery taste lurk beneath the surface of this beautifully balanced dram. Like the whirlpool itself, Corryvreckan is not for the faint-hearted!
Nose: Sticking plasters, buttery, creamy, roast chicken crisps, herbal, almost a hint of pine.
Palate: Cream, spices, tingling, fresh fruit, medicinal, plasters, Clementines. Orange peels.
Finish: Salty, more medicinal, smoked meats, peat is fleeting, tarmac, chilli, salt.
Overall Rating: Astonishing.