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Ardbeg Corryvreckan

The Peat Monster!

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FReview by @Fubar1367

25th Nov 2013


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I'm a big fan of the Islay Single Malts mostly because of their peatiness (if that is a word). Ardbeg Corryvreckan is the epitome of what Islay has to offer Single Malt enthusiasts. It's nose embraces you, heck it drags you in.. If you love the smell of a wood buring fireplace, then you'll love this dram.. It's full of flavor, very rich and smooth.. People who are used to the Glens, will probably be shocked..

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Rigmorole commented

Corryvreckan is too young, sharp, and woody for my taste. I don't like the Laphroaig Triple Wood much either, for the same reason. This said, I love the PC7 and the Longrow Gaja Wood (only seven years old). Laphroaig Cask Strength 003 was one of my favorite bottles of 2013. Bitter does not win the day for me. Corryvreckan is too bitter and biting with smoke that dries out rather than deepening into something rich, multifaceted, and memorable, IMHO.

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

I also like Uegeadail, especially the older offerings prior to 2012.

6 years ago 0

Fubar1367 commented

It was overpowering for me as well.. But I warmed up to it. it's one of those things where either you love it or hate it....

6 years ago 0

Ol_Jas commented

And I love it. I agree with Fubar: In my record book, this and the Laphroaig CS stand atop the peaty heap.

When I want peat, I want PEAT, dammit. Partially peated stuff (Talisker, Springbank) and sherry-softened stuff (Uigeadail, Lagavulin 16) are fine, but they're sideshows to the main event.

6 years ago 0

CanadianNinja commented

Personally, I love the Corryvreckan. This has been one of my favourite peat monsters for a while. The Uigeadail is also a wonderful whisky but a very different beast. For me, I've always been more keen on both the Corry and the 10 yo.

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

The 2012/13 Uigeadail is more similar than past years.

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