Ardbeg Corryvreckan 700ml
To the north of Islay and Jura is the world's second largest whirlpool, the famous Corryvreckan. This thunderous, seething cauldron is named after the Viking Prince Breacan, who apparently met his watery end there, proving his devotion to the daughter of the Lord of the Isles.
Nose: Swirl the glass for torrents of tarry creosote. A collision of dark chocolate, blackcurrants and muscovado is followed by a burst of cherries and pine needles. With water, cayenne peppered steak surfaces with cloves and blueberries. A heady mix of treacle, menthol and chilli sauce follows.
Taste: The first plunge is deep, peppery and chewy with crispy seaweed. Descend deeper and a mouthful of espresso coffee coats the palate with rich melted dark fruits and star anise.
Finish: Long, deep and powerful into the finish, with black coffee, chocolate coated cherries and hot pepper sauce.
Alcohol Vol 57.1%