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Country: United Kingdom
Bottle size: 70 cl.
In Kombination mit wenigen Tropfen stillen Wassers erreicht der Ardbeg Corryvreckan eine samtige Milde.
The strong smell of Ardbeg Corryvreckan is characterized by malt, vanilla, some caramel, sweet peat smoke, a few dried fruits, chocolate, pepper and fresh sugar cane. Add a light citrus in the background. Overall, only a slight sharpness is present. With a considerable intensity, the whiskey unfolds in the mouth. Significant aromas of vanilla, malt, caramel, oak, sweet peat smoke and honey are on the palate and tongue. In addition, a peppery pungency to aromatics. On the finish you can still see dried fruits and some licorice. The finish is very long and oily, with nuances of vanilla, malt, oak, chocolate, peat smoke and a few dried fruits.
The Ardbeg Corryvreckan has been expanding the core range of the Ardbeg Distillery on the Scottish island of Islay since 2009. Named after a whirlpool of water north of the Islay and Jura Islands, the Single Malt Whiskey wins the distillery of heavily peated barley malt - the phenol content is around 50 ppm - from Port Ellen Maltings and the peaty water from nearby Loch Uigeadail. The fermentation takes place with yeast for at least 50 hours, before it is then distilled twice into copper pot stills. A so-called purifier causes heavy and thus peat-containing alcohols to run back into the pot still, which, according to the distillery, should amount to a third distillation. The distillate obtained in this way matures primarily in former bourbon barrels, while former sherry casks and new French oak barrels are also to be used. The barrels spend their unnamed maturity phase in a warehouse by the sea. With an alcohol volume of 57.1 percent, without cold filtration and without dye, the whiskey is finally bottled.