Ardbeg Corryvreckan Committee Reserve 57.1% NV

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Distillery Ardbeg
Bottler OB
Serie Committee Reserve
Bottled for Committee Reserve
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 2008
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age Not Specified
Cask Type
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 57.1
Volume 0,70
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
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BOW (90.5)

Serge Valentin (92)

It was about time we published our own notes for this baby! In case you don’t know, the Corrywreckan is a huge whirlpool that one can sometimes hear when on Islay. We heard it once, in any case. Colour: full gold. Nose: yes! We don’t want to sound like f*****g purists but Ardbeg is better at making Ardbeg. There’s as much smoke, iodine, tar, wet wool, wet clay, oysters and fresh walnuts as possible in whisky. With water: even wilder, with unexpected notes of green olives. And we love green olives… Mouth (neat): even better than on the nose. Very thick, very creamy, peaty, lemony, kumquatty (wot?), bergamotty (hey?) and rather salty. Prototypically Ardbeg, kind of a bigger Airigh Nam Beist. With water: just sumptuous. Probably one of the best young Ardbegs we ever tried (we take it for granted that it’s not an old Ardbeg.) Finish: as long as a Fidel speech. Amazing peat/pepper combo. Comments: a winner despite its slight roughness.

Ardbeg - Corryvreckan Committee Reserve 57.1% NV

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