There are times when you crave full-on peat. Over the years, we’ve explored many whiskies with varying levels of peat.
And in the peat department? Ardbeg always delivers.
Ardbeg – Corryvreckan 57.1%
- Colour – Deep ruby colour
- Nose – “Good evening madame, we’d like to present peat, peat and oh… more peat!”
- Palate – Sweet sour peat chewy, a bit of licorice
- Finish – Kick ass finish, don’t let the peat fool you – the glorious sweetness remains
- Water – Adding a dash of water brings out the sweet and spicy element, however most preferred this powerful whisky neat!
Our verdict? “Oh baby, bring it on!” (that means we liked it!)
Here’s what the Ardbeg folks have to say about their Corrycreckan:
This unique and highly peaty whisky is named after the Gulf of Corryvreckan (from the Gaelic Coire Bhreacain meaning “cauldron of the speckled seas” or “cauldron of the plaid”), which is a powerful vortex tide that empties into the sea.
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