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Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Castle on Fire

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@TheCasksReview by @TheCasks

8th Jan 2010


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Nose has sweet wood smoke, brine, pipe tobacco, black raspberry, dark chocolate

Tastes of wet stone at first, slowly opening up into a peppery, citrus, burnt raisin fireball, which erupts into a smoky, peppery maelstrom layered with subtle notes of black olive, chocolate, and burnt coffee. Shows incredible length and exhibits a bit more brine on its last, dying breath.

Akin to sitting comfortably in a large castle that is on fire

Summary: very complex, bold, expansive, balanced- best for a dark and stormy night

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paratiger commented

I really must get a bottle of this. Thanks for the review

10 years ago 0

bascho commented

"Sitting comfortably in a large castle that is on fire?" I don't know how comfortable I'd be in any structure that was on fire!

Putting aside the metaphor, I do like the Ardbeg Corrywreckan. It is much more refined than the usual Ardbeg peat blast. Definite citrus/floral notes on the front with just the right amount of peatiness and pepperyness on the back.

10 years ago 0

cartermclean commented

THIS is one of the best lines I have heard. ---"Akin to sitting comfortably in a large castle that is on fire" Well played sir...well played.

9 years ago 0

jmende1 commented

Yeah, I don't understand your palette, or your descriptors. Great whisky, my review will be up soon

9 years ago 0

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