Ardbeg Corryvreckan
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57.1%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • black pepper
  • coffee
  • sweet
  • phenols
  • seaweed
  • spicy

Ardbeg

Corryvreckan (0.75l, 57.1%)
Price $83.99

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Malt Advocate's Single Malt of the Year for 2010.

The Ardbeg distillery is arguably one of the greatest distilleries on Earth. It produces one of the most peaty expressions available, they themselves claim they produce the peatiest Islay Whisky.

Started in the early 18th century on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, it is now owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. During the years it was closed and reopened several times, as the majority of other distilleries in Scotland, and changed owners many times; however it has never lost the genuine devotion of producing The Ultimate Islay Malt.

One of their finest expressions is the Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This elusive Scotch Whisky was named the Top Whisky of the year 2010 by Whisky Advocate. The Corryvreckan is named after the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. It is bottled at cask strength  of 57.1% ABV.


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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57.1%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Color
Deepest amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Waxy dark chocolate, pine needles, peppered steak, sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Black tarry espresso coffee, dark fruits, bitter almonds, anise and hickory.

Finish
Long, deep and powerful, with black tarry coffee and chocolate coated cherries.

Comment
One of the best Whiskies out there. What else is there to say?

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  • peaty
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • black pepper
  • coffee
  • sweet
  • phenols
  • seaweed
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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