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Ardbeg Corryvreckan

(70cl, 57.1%)

Ardbeg Corryvreckan
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Ardbeg Corryvreckan Bottling Note

Powerfully peaty and immensely satisfying, Ardbeg's Corryvreckan is what happens when the distillery of Islay's Kildalton Coast aims to make a whisky with a particularly medicinal style than its usual expressions. Aptly named after a nearby whirlpool, Corryvreckan is an intense dram that we simply love.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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: Astonishing.

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan Reviews

The Ultimate

I never very much liked the most peated of the Islay malts but this one turned out to be one of the best drams I have ever tasted. Like in the best smoked foods, the tarry taste is beautifully embedded in a complex matrix of something divine, here dried fruit, freshly baked buttered bread and ocean, which perfectly balances it. I find it even more satisfying than Uigeadail. Very easy to get totally drunk on unintentionally.

25th April 2022

Not found anything to beat this yet.

Bought as a present for my husband. It is his favourite of the Ardbeg whiskies I also got him a bottle of Uigeadail. Corryvreckan is still his number 1!

18th April 2022


Far too strong. I'm not a fan of adding water as it changes the viscosity of the liquid. I find it unpalatable and a waste of £70odd

23rd February 2022

This is really nice.

Don't understand some of the reviews here. It's all there, smoke, peat, pepper, fruit, TCP, salt, some sweetness. Really enjoyable dram, like it a lot.

10th January 2022

The best easily-available whisky

I cannot believe the reviews here. I've had some of the most exclusive, best bottlings of whisky that have ever existed, Port Ellen 73, Rosebank, Milton Duff 23yo, Brora 21, Clynelish, St Magdalene, and i think that Corry is the best easily-available, commercially priced whisky that you can buy today. Honestly nothing is going to beat a Port Ellen, but this comes pretty darn close, AND costing 1/30th of the price.
I find Uigeadail just as valid, but prefer the salty, spicy tones of Corryvreckan.

22nd May 2021

Not what it used to be

I’m not sure when I first tried Corryvrekan, But it was sometime between 2010 in 2015. It was a revelation - Ardbeg peat and smoke with that delicious dark fruit from whatever they are aging the product in. But my most recent bottles are just not the same. The dark fruit now is much more subtle and a bit off. This used to be my favorite scotch, but now I do not think I will buy it again until I hear that it’s returned to its former glory.

10th April 2021


The nose is definitely off, smells of bourbon and not in a pleasant way. Taste has a family resemblance, which is good, but it’s not really as good as the 10. Ardbeg 10 is my absolute favourite scotch, this doesn’t hold a candle to it.

11th March 2021

Big taste Big Headache tomorrow..worth it!

Lovely stuff full of smoke and tar and sweetness. proceed with caution...can take your legs away!

4th January 2021

Fire without smoke or flavour

For years i bought laphroaig 15 year but switched when they started selling the 18 year one. After trying lots of different islay bottles I found ardbeg uigeadail to be a very suitable alternative and while their supanova committee release was fantastic i have been less impressed with some of their other bottlings. This is another of those i have tried but will not be tempted again. I had high hopes from some reviews but have found it very light more like some caol ila bottlings. Plenty of fire but no smoke or peat or other flavours.

26th December 2020

Rough experience!

I have never tried such rough taste of any alcohol. Absolutely stunning taste of peat & pepper.

24th December 2020

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