Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg has really grown on me since first trying the 10 year. I truly enjoyed the Oogie so wanted to finish tasting the core range. Before tasting for this review, I went a little overboard late fall and before I realized it had consumed about a 5th of the bottle which is far more than I usually drink. Dangerous stuff here!

Paid: $78 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Ardbeg / LVHM

Region: Islay

57.1% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and French oak, rumored there could be red wine casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Amberish Gold

Nose: Costal peat blended with black currant and pomegranate. Heather and tar with notes of dark chocolate.

Taste: Very elegant, starts gentle and smooth on the palate and then intensifies. Tastes of smoke, red meat, blueberry and sea brine. A bit of barley malt to round it out.

Finish: Long and warming. Refreshing. Like a think black coffee next to a fire with the taste rolled oats.

Overall: It got me good and smashed because it was delicious and a wonderful drinker. Not the punch in the face that Laphroaig is, but it’s sexy younger sister that gets you in trouble. Hard for me to determine if I like this or Oogie more.

Score: 91 out of 100

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