ARDBEG Corryvreckan Of 57,1%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: COL15331
Located between the islands of Jura and Scarba, “Coirebhreacain”, which means “cauldron of the speckled seas” in Shakespearean language, is the third largest whirlpool in the world. Behind its abstruse name lies an Ardbeg which explores every aspect of th
Style: Very peaty
Profile: Smoky, iodine, malty.
Maître Tseng: evokes a lightly smoky red tea from the Fujian province, Song Yan, with its flavours of dried fruit (longan) and noble wood.
Jacques Génin: a honeydew melon paste for a return to the soil.
AwardsBest Label Design, World Whiskies Awards 2018
Silver Medal, Outstanding, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
94/100, Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013
- Appearance : old gold with glints of copper.
- Nose : incredibly smoky, roasted. First the peat weighs in with a super-charged distillate. Then notes of yeast and beer evoke images of the fermentation tank (washback). Finally, turned barley brings us to the malting floor. A sort of return to roots!
- Palate : rich, highly concentrated. Creates the impression of witnessing the genesis of a single malt. We can imagine the peat vapours rising to the neck of the still, the heat of the distillation, the coppery notes and the soot-covered walls.
- Overall : a little time is need for its tempestuous character to fade slightly. Nonetheless, it obstinately refuses to remain locked in by the wood. Its cereals clearly return. It becomes oceanic (smoked fish, sea spray, ink) and finishes with a touch of almond mar
- The brand
The Ardbeg distillery produces the peatiest single malt in Scotland In the past, the strong peaty character of its single malts originated from a lack of ventilation in the malt kiln which led to the smoky flavours being locked in. In addition to its peaty character, Ardbeg also presents aromas of liquorice and varnish. The single malts offer a charming, rustic character allied with great sophistication and a rich expression. Thanks to a passionate following among whisky enthusiasts, Ardbeg’s production is almost entirely dedicated to its single malt rather than blends. Find out more
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