Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1% Vol
If peaty whiskies are to your taste, you'll be happy with this.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan has been a huge success since its launch in 2009, winning 'World's Best Single Malt Whisky' at the 'World Whisky Awards 2010' and 'Best No Age Statement Scotch ' scoring 96.5 points out of 100 from Jim Murray's 'Whisky Bible 2011' and 2012.
Corryvreckan, according to the Ardbeg distillery, takes its name from a famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, a place where only the bravest souls dare to venture.
Nose: Heady, intense and powerful. Peaty with hints of fino sherry and slightly damp leather. You can smell the tarry ropes, creosote and linseed oil rising from deep within the vortex.
Palate: A rich, luxuriant mouth feel. Intense and multi-layered oily peat smoke, sweet yet earthy, with a touch of dried citrus and forest fruits.
Finish: Smoky dominance with hints of spices, grilled anchovies, charred lemons and seaweed.