Review: Ardbeg CorryvreckanAugust 30th, 2009
Yes, this is the whisky that is replacing Airigh Nam Beist. I was asked to wait until now to let the word out officially, but it has been known unofficially by many already over the past few months on various blogs, etc. This is a great whisky!
(Updated: For those of you who have asked if this is the same whisky as the original “Committee” release last year, according to Dr. Bill Lumsden, whiskymaker, this new release is the same whisky, but one year older.)
Ardbeg Corryvreckan, 57.1%, $85
Powerful, muscular, well-textured, and invigorating. Even within the realm of Ardbeg, this one stands out. The more aggressive notes of coal tar, damp kiln, anise and smoked seaweed are supported by an array of fruit (black raspberry, black cherry, plum), dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, bacon fat, kalamata olive, and warming cinnamon on the finish. Quite stunning!
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 96