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Ardbeg Corryvreckan

The unspeakable!

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@lucadanna1985Review by @lucadanna1985

20th Jan 2011


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Colour: sunlight

Body: thin legs, good body

Nose: immediately a strong whiff of peat; tar, strong alcohol, bonfire smoke, burnt rubber, sweet notes after a while.

Palate: stunning from the very beginning! Salty, smoky, sweet vanilla mixed with peat and seaweed, again tar and rubber. This is awesome! I've never thought about roasting some seafood plunged in vanilla on a grill, but this is the nearest thing that comes into my mind! One of the best palates I've ever tasted, this beats Uigeadail IMHO.

Finish: dragon-like finish! I'm breathing out smoke and surely I have liquid fire in my mouth! I'm not going to brush my teeth tonight, I'm sure I will wake up with a peaty breath tomorrow!

Overall: superbe whisky, worth every single cent! Kudos to Ardbeg!


P.S. I didn't dare to add water to this dram!

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jasonbstanding commented

Argh! Got a bottle on the shelf and am agonising over whether to open in or not. So many others to finish off first though... Nice review though!

9 years ago 0

markjedi1 commented

@jasonbstanding, don't hesitate, sir! Open her up, have a sip and you'll wonder why you didn't open it up before. Heavenly dram!

9 years ago 0

lucadanna1985 commented

well said markjedi, this is top-of-the-shelf stuff! thanks for commenting!

9 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

Best part of the review, both for accuracy's and entertainment's sake:

""dragon-like finish! I'm breathing out smoke and surely I have liquid fire in my mouth!"

6 years ago 0

MaltActivist commented

Great review! I've had the Corry in passing - at a friend's house after many many drams! - and so could not give it my full attention.

I'm a huge fan of the Oogy so if anyone says something is better than that then I have to look at it seriously. In your opinion how does the Corry differ? Their notes seem very very similar.

6 years ago 0

Wills commented

Sounds really great. I love the Uige so I have to go for this too I guess!

Am I right, that this is a standard release these days? I read something that it is limited too?! But it is on the market for over 3 or 4 years now, so will it stay?

Other question: Is it true that it is matured in 100% fresh european oak?

A comparison to the Uige would be very interesting indeed.

6 years ago 0

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