Three short but immersive experiences, delivered via VR headset, let you wander through the distillery, hike out to the Uigeadail loch, and even visit the Corryvreckan whirlpool north of Islay (the lattermost being the most disorienting of the trio). There’s no way a boycott could ever be effective. They see a crisp, clean presentation, a nice dark colour, or a big age-statement, and associate that with quality. My 2 cents on Non Age-statement (NAS) Scotch Whisky. At just five years old, Wee Beastie is a feisty young creature with a formidable taste. The Corryvreckan is brighter and drier, nearly citrus-like, with more of a caramel sweetness than a fruity one and more alcohol in the nose than the slightly higher proof would warrant, iodine, brine, peat. Reviews, recipes, and industry insight for educated imbibing. This whisky is an experience and one I recommend whisky lovers have! For me, it simply takes things too far, the new oak damaging the seductive soul that’s inherent in the great Ardbeg expressions. Required fields are marked *. I don’t think Compass Box’s This Is Not A Luxury Whisky is THAT popular. Ardbeg’s water travels a long journey, first from Loch Uigeadail, which is the highest loch (~250m) in the quartzite hills of Islay. It was bottled from 90% ex-bourbon casks and 10% ex-sherry casks. I recall a few years ago saying I didn’t like smoky whiskies, but now they are some of my favourites. 6. ( Log Out /  Ardbeg Corryvreckan, meanwhile, is a cask strength beast a fair way up Ardbeg’s range, which actually makes this a slightly unfair fight, at least price wise. Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. The average person will purchase with their eyes. Of course we know there is probably some older whisky in these expressions, and they have some added maturation in sherry and french oak, but Ardbeg couldn’t possibly release those whiskies (as they are) with an “11” on the label. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ardbeg An Oa (93.2 Proof) (NAS) (Non-Chill Filtered) [This is Ardbeg’s most recent addition to the continuous release “Ultimate Range” with the 10 Year, Uigeadail and Correyvreken. Read More Whiskey News. Actually, the Ardbegs I've had are the 10 yo and Uigeadail. Average Joe is not buying $100 bottles of Ardbeg Ten (or Oogie, or Corry). I feel like this review is an appropriate time to weigh-in on the discussion. The great debate: Corryvreckan or Uigeadail? The two high ABV members of Ardbeg’s standard range, Uigeadail (Oogie) and Corryvreckan (Corry), are both beloved Islay peat monsters, and most Ardbeg fans have a preference between the two. Your email address will not be published. It is named after a dangerous whirlpool… Score 87/100. Ardbeg Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Uigeadail is quite different from the 10 Year Old because it is blended from both bourbon and sherry casks, including some older stock. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’, it’s a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. I like it almost as much as I do the Uigeadail, but just not quite. IT’S A MONSTER OF A DRAM Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest permanent expression to join the Distillery’s Ultimate Range. This whisky is a peated whisky from the Islay region of Scotland. I’m going to assume the youngest whisky in the Corryvreckan and Uigeadail is around 11 years old (I think that’s a relatively safe assumption). Oogie is a hair more complex overall but Mr. Corryvreckan is nothing to sneeze at either. A zero value means I think the price is justified. I think it brings a little more of what I like in peated Scotch; boldness and complexity. Of Ardbeg’s expressions, Ardbeg Uigeadail stood out in 2009 as it won Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible “Whisky of the Year”. Ardbeg Corryvreckan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky; Distillery Bottling; 70cl / 57.1% Add to Wishlist. The Ardbeg Uigeadail comes in at $199.90 regular price, or $167.90 on sale per bottle but is not boxed. Actually, the Ardbegs I've had are the 10 yo and Uigeadail. 0-69.5 – Don’t bother trying, life is too short for bad spirit. Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1% ABV, £58.49 for 70cl Score 88/100 What they say: A deliciously deep, powerfully peaty and wonderfully wild whisky – Ardbeg Corryvreckan is the epitome of ‘the untamed spirit of Islay’. It was named The World’s Best Single Malt by the World Whiskies Awards in 2010. Ardbeg Corryvreckan As part two of the smack-down of Uigeadail vs. Corryvreckan, this review will decide the winner. A / $45  [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS], Ardbeg Uigeadail – Named for Ardbeg’s own loch, Uigeadail — if you hike the 3 miles to get there from the distillery, you’ll find a lockbox containing whisky and glassware, gratis. Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Tall tales. But Macallan also releases some really good NAS whisky. Midleton Single Pot Still Virgin Oak Cask 83785, Follow Toronto Whisky Society on WordPress.com. Review: Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons – 15, 20, and 23 Years Old (2020), Review: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Special Release 2020 – Barrel Proof Rye, Review: Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Very Small Batch Bourbon (2020), The Best Sweet Vermouth Roundup – 25 Bottles Tasted, 1 Winner. Ardbeg Corryvreckan is the 27th scotch off my Scotch 100 list. Take these two Ardbeg’s for example; part of the core-range along with the 10 year old. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Since today is Ardbeg Day at Feis Ile (the Islay festival of music and malt), it seems like a good time for me to weigh in on the debate. The Edition No. Overall thoughts: The Corry wins in my opinion. Older doesn’t mean better, but it is different. The Uigeadail has sweet dark fruit, raisins, iodine, brine and peat. Ardbeg Uigeadail – Named for Ardbeg’s own loch, Uigeadail — if you hike the 3 miles to get there from the distillery, you’ll find a lockbox containing whisky and glassware, gratis. Distillery Description. Change ), _____________________________________________________________________________________. So a fair comparison would be Renaissance , also post Glenmorangie production , also a similar Strength , 55.9% vs 57.1 . He’s buying JW Red or Ballantine’s. Then usurped by pepper staying in the lateral parts of the tongue but not for long. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company. (I’m lookin at you, Macallan.) The person who is dropping $100 or more on whisky knows a thing or two and will not be put off by younger whiskies. Imagine all 3 on a shelf side-by-side. The insider’s guide to good drinking. It’s why they add colour, and chill-filter, and it’s also why age-statements or non age-statements are so important. Ardbeg Corryvreckan has an aroma of dark chocolate, linseed oil, dark cherries and smoky peat. With only one year (*estimated) of additional age, that would probably not be the smartest way to price and market their product. Ten years are just about right for taming Ardbeg’s fire, though the nose is still moderately heavy with straight, smoky peat notes, though also lightly briny but distinctly maritime in its tone. Following distillation, Ardbeg Corryvreckan is matured in a combination of used American oak and French oak casks. Here’s my (abbreviated) opinion of NAS whisky: 1. Ardbeg Corryvreckan: 57.1% abv. Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. But both are so amazing, you need to stock them at all times! Like salted toffee. Oogie is a hair more complex overall but Mr. Corryvreckan is nothing to sneeze at either. Ardbeg 10 Years Old – The essential Ardbeg, and the only one of this bunch with an age statement, all 10 of those years having been spent in ex-bourbon casks. Ardbeg Corryvreckan is one of the popular NAS core offerings from the Islay distillery. 5 (90 Reviews) In Stock. Ardbeg – Uigeadail vs Corryvreckan. 25th August 2018 Better than Bunnahabhain 12 I’m betting most of those blends are of the cheap/nailpolish remover variety. People who review whisky do us all a great service. Ardbeg Uigeadail Ardbeg Corryvreckan Ardbeg An Oa Ardbeg Wee Beastie ABV 46% 54% 57% 46% 47.4% Age 10 Years None None None 5 Years Nose Intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. This was the first bottling of the newly opened Ardbeg distillery under the new banner. Everyone knows it’s 5 Years Old, yet it’s difficult to find and it sells out quickly, even if you’re willing to drop that kind of coin on whisky. 3. I realize the Scottish Whisky Regulations don’t currently permit it, but this is my wishlist, so I’m putting it out there. so in addition to your intense peat notes, you'll get a lot of rich fruity sherry notes, as well. Yes, there are some bad NAS whiskies out there. Since today is Ardbeg Day at Feis Ile (the Islay festival of music and malt), it seems like a good time for me to weigh in on the debate. Once it has reached its peak of maturity, each batch is bottled at 114 proof. Yes, I would love for producers to list not only the age of the whisky, but also how it was matured, and what portion makes up what. I am definitely open to trying more except that the SAQ in Quebec only carry those two. Boycotting NAS seems kind of pointless. The peat is doubled up here but it’s done in a rather brutish fashion, giving it a tarry, ashy character that finishes on salty licorice and heavy iodine notes. Which is why the whisky community is so important. I like the Corryvreckan, and the 10, and the An Oa is good though maybe overpriced compared to the 10, but for me...the Uigeadail is the best of Ardbeg. ( Log Out /  Peat freaks will absolutely love it — the finish lingering for what feels like hours — but a nuanced whisky it simply isn’t. I don’t see how that’s something worthy of a boycott. It should be no secret to those who follow us at Scotchology that many of us are big Ardbeg fans, and have been since the beginning. at bottling. Having some insight and opinion about NAS bottles before you buy is so imperative. How Long Does Baileys (And Other Cream Liqueurs) Last? ( Log Out /  114.2 proof. We’ve explored nearly every main range offering, from the 10 year to the Uigeadail, along with several of their more limited offerings. 93-95.5 – Stuff you reserve for special pours! Highland Park 18 vs Ardbeg Corryvreckan. until the finish which releases the bitterness with spiciness. Now, before I say anything more it’s important to preface my argument with the fact that the MAJORITY of people purchasing entry-level and mid-level Scotch are just average Joe’s with little to no knowledge of the product. This single malt whisky can be purchased for around $65. Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Sweet vs Salt. The Corryvreckan expression was launched in 2009 (after an initial 5,000 preview bottles were released to Ardbeg Committee members in 2008). Must be 21+ to follow. SOMETHING BIG AND SMOKY… Our whisky creators set out to make the rawest, smokiest Ardbeg ever. £387.32 Save £20.39. The palate offers a rather different experience, which adds to the curiosity and interest, melding smoke with notes of well-roasted meats, walnut shells, pipe tobacco, and cloves. I wanted to do an Ardbeg tasting for my first blog post as it is a brand that opened up my appreciation of Whisky. This single malt whisky can be purchased for around $65. There are many opinions amongst the whisky fabric of the preferred standard Ardbeg release – Uigeadail or Corryvreckan. 5. Ardbeg corryvreckan: colour is lighter than uigeadail. Of course, “toffee and caramel” are pretty much the same, but the key point is the brightness of hardened, crunchy, SKOR-like toffee, vs. your typically dark and chewy square caramels. Aftertaste is medium and pleasant. Not so with Corryvreckan. Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Ardbeg Uigeadail: Age: NAS: NAS: Strength: 57.1% ABV: 54.2% ABV: Filtration Method: Non Chill-filtered: Non Chill-filtered: Product Description (sourced from Ardbeg’s website) Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Like the whirlpool itself, Corryvreckan is not for the faint-hearted! Similar age , Renaissance was 10yo . Other Ultimate Range offerings either feature age statements (10 Years Old) or at least details on cask selection and the use of non-chill filtering, such as with Uigeadail. I've only just discovered Corryvreckan and Uigeadail, which are frankly in another universe! I think Compass Box does an amazing job advocating towards that, but for consumers to demand it? This single malt gets its name from the famous whirlpool located just northeast of Islay between the islands of Jura and Scarba. Ardbeg Corryvreckan (2013) Nose: This one is sweet, too, but immediately brighter. I am dying to try Corryvreckan, but haven't seen it anywhere nearby. This is similar to Ardbeg Uigeadail, but the profiles are slightly different. Being relatively new to the game, I just don’t understand why. It’s why distilleries spend so much time and money on marketing. It is aged for an undisclosed time in ex-sherry casks, giving it some sweeter notes to pair with the traditional smoky notes. The other two releases which share shelf space with the 10 in most retail locations are Uigeadail and Corryvreckan. A true ardbeg from the richer side. After my initial score I will add or subtract points relative on how I perceive value (based on what I paid for the bottle). 85 to 90 percent of scotch sales worldwide are blends. The finish is lengthy and brooding — aided by the considerably higher alcohol level — a lingering reminder of how this Ardbeg may be an entirely different beast, yet just as good as the 10. Ardbeg is the peatiest, smokiest yet most balanced of all the Islay malts, balancing smokiness with sweetness. Uigeadail was launched by Ardbeg in 2003, back when the Iraq War was new. 50ml sample bottle. It sits at 108.4 proof, a higher proof than many other scotches. The name comes from the loch that the distillery uses for fresh water. To many who have come lately to the wonders of world whisk(e)y, that is a long time ago indeed, so it’s worth mentioning that Uigeadail was Ardbeg’s first no age statement (NAS) release in what became a succession of them, so much so that NAS malts now comprise much of what Ardbeg does. The Corryvreckan has won accolades from the World Whiskies Awards for the World’s Best Single Malt. Imagine all 3 on a shelf side-by-side. I like it almost as much as I do the Uigeadail, but just not quite. Marketing people who trot out the “age doesn’t matter” line or the “we want to liberate blenders from the shackles of age statements” are flat-out lying. Corryvreckan is the last of the whiskies in Ardbeg’s Ultimate Range which also includes the Ten Years Old and Uigeadail. Nose : A deep, heavy smokiness pervade in the nose. Uigeadail (which Ardbeg details on the packaging is pronounced “Oog-a-dal”) is named for the loch which provides fresh water to the Ardbeg distillery. Using Master of Malt pricing at the time of writing this, there is a 21% increase in price from the 10 to the Uige and a 56% increase from the 10 to the Corry. Now the price….. Renaissance £41.99 Corryvreckan £70 Hmmm bit of a difference ! The Scotch Noob says: December 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm @Ryan, Glad you liked the Corryvreckan – it’s a hell of a malt. That comes as a surprise (well, to me at least) as it is my second favorite Ardbeg trumped only by the Uigeadail. March 8th, 2013. Web Exclusive Price. Ardbeg Corryvreckan vs Talisker 18. The Corryvreckan is brighter and drier, nearly citrus-like, with more of a caramel sweetness than a fruity one and more alcohol in the nose than the slightly higher proof would warrant, iodine, brine, peat. The Uigeadail has sweet dark fruit, raisins, iodine, brine and peat. It is aged for an undisclosed time in ex-sherry casks, giving it some sweeter notes to pair with the traditional smoky notes. Of course, “toffee and caramel” are pretty much the same, but the key point is the brightness of hardened, crunchy, SKOR-like toffee, vs. your typically dark and chewy square caramels. You barely notice the higher abv. The Corryvreckan is a non-chill-filtered whisky and is matured in a mixture of French Oak and Burgundy Wine casks. Corryvreckan is the last of the whiskies in Ardbeg’s Ultimate Range which also includes the Ten Years Old and Uigeadail. $84.95 (Net Item - no discounts apply) Pinit. I doubt I am the only person who has taken this journey with Ardbeg and I am sure others will be joining me. Uigeadail is quite different from the 10 Year Old because it is blended from both bourbon and sherry casks, including some older stock. Uigeadail (the Loch is where Ardbeg gets all of its water from) is cask strength (54.2% ABV) and non-chill filtered. December 3rd, 2012. Due to various touring responsibilities it’s been a fair while since I was able to turn my hand to what really matters – whisky deathmatch, but finally I have time to give the third of our second round face-offs the attention it deserves, and ARRRRRR but it’s a mouth-pummeling heavyweight clash between two tough and hairy, … I think Oogie and Corry (and every other Ardbeg NAS) contains whiskies younger than 10 years old. Not so with Corryvreckan. Ardbeg does state that Corryvreckan is a single malt Scotch whisky from Islay which is bottled at 57.1% alcohol by volume and…that is about it. It sits at 108.4 proof, a higher proof than many other scotches. Named after the famous whirlpool north of Islay (3rd largest in the world), this malt is a force of nature for experienced sailors only. I have no problem with the multi-vintaging concept, it’s the shady marketing that grinds my gears. Ardbeg. The water flows over hard quartzite, via the Ardilistry River, into the man-made Loch Iarnan. Ardbeg’s water travels a long journey, first from Loch Uigeadail, which is the highest loch (~250m) in the quartzite hills of Islay. Overall: 89/100. Last time I sipped Corryvreckan was summer 2010. 4. The body lacks the rich aromas of sherry caskets but the peat, the peat! 2. That said, the Corryvreckan is a powerful, spicy and wonderfully balanced dram. Ardbeg Uigeadail was voted by the 120,000+ strong Ardbeg Committee as their favourite Ardbeg. Some even flat out boycott purchasing a bottle without a number on the front. And I’m a huge fan of Macallan! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Whisky Exchange Head Buyer Dawn Davies MW and Whisky Ambassador Billy Abbott review a favourite from the south coast of Islay, rich and sweet from sherry-cask maturation and layered with stacks of smoky peat. I am definitely open to trying more except that the SAQ in Quebec only carry those two. ( Log Out /  Macallan makes most of them, haha! Ardbeg Corryvreckan is awesome. One of my favorites. @ Maltmark I haven't yet tried the Ardbeg Supernova. Ardbeg does state that Corryvreckan is a single malt Scotch whisky from Islay which is bottled at 57.1% alcohol by volume and…that is about it. Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Finally, the soft water flows over heavy peat bogs to the distillery via the Ardbeg Burn. The Ardbeg 10 has recently become my default go to islay malt, although I have some Laphroaig 10 and Talisker 10 to keep it company. Other Ultimate Range offerings either feature age statements (10 Years Old) or at least details on cask selection and the use of non-chill filtering, such as with Uigeadail. I’d love to see full transparency: age of all component whiskies, cask types etc. Uigeadail (the Loch is where Ardbeg gets all of its water from) is cask strength (54.2% ABV) and non-chill filtered. Similar age , Renaissance was 10yo . Ardbeg Corryvreckan It should be no secret to those who follow us at Scotchology that many of us are big Ardbeg fans, and have been since the beginning. 70-79.5 – Worth trying, but you’re not missing out if you don’t. The classic Ardbeg bottling, and one of the most heavily peated entry-level whiskies from all of Scotland. Just a hunch. So a fair comparison would be Renaissance , also post Glenmorangie production , also a similar Strength , 55.9% vs 57.1 . £56.63 ex VAT (£97.07 per litre) Add to Basket. Swirling aromas and torrents of deep, peaty, peppery taste lurk beneath the surface of this beautifully balanced dram. @ Maltmark I haven't yet tried the Ardbeg Supernova. , Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #4 Elijah Craig Ba, Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #5 Baker’s Bourb, Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #6 Glendalough Sin, Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #7 Maker’s Mar, Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #8 Joseph Magnus, Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #9 Knob Creek 15, Top 10 Whiskeys of 2020 #10. Ardbeg Uigeadail. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Bone Pack. The water flows over hard quartzite, via the Ardilistry River, into the man-made Loch Iarnan. Scotch Malt, With 2020 finally about to kick itself to the curb, A new Single Barrel Special Release has arrived fr, Buffalo Trace’s Barton 1792 Distillery is launch, Review: Old Forester Whiskey Row Series – 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon. Whisky Review: Abasolo El Whisky De Mexico . It is hard … Today we do a review and tasting of Ardbeg Corryvreckan single malt scotch whisky from the Ardbeg Distillery. Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' Single Malt Whisky Islay . Now, how could Ardbeg possibly put an 11 year age-statement on the Corry or Uige and justify the price compared to the 10? The second tasting a week or so later wasn’t quite as fine; in between this and the first, I sampled the Ardbeg Uigeadail, which really is breathtakingly good and which I must review soon. There is a lot of hate in the whisky community towards distilleries for not disclosing the age of their product. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Ardbeg Corryvreckan (2013) Nose: This one is sweet, too, but immediately brighter. Ardbeg Corryvreckan is awesome. 92 proof. Ardbeg Uigeadail – objectively the most peated whisky looking at phenolic ppm; Ardbeg Corryvreckan – strong in oak notes from fresh oak barrels; Ardbeg An OA – uses a mix of sherry and bourbon casks for a unique flavor; Laphroaig. Add to Basket; Estimated Delivery. ON THE EYES: Deepest amber. I am dying to try Corryvreckan, but haven't seen it anywhere nearby. Nose : A deep, heavy smokiness pervade in the nose. Of Ardbeg’s expressions, Ardbeg Uigeadail stood out in 2009 as it won Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible “Whisky of the Year”. Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). A lot of people love the Uigeadail, but I wasn’t too impressed. personally i prefer the corry, but most people on r/scotch seem to prefer the uigeadail. That malt has more of a wine influence, while Corryvreckan maintains a light citrus vanilla profile. A / $60  [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS], Ardbeg Corryvreckan – Corry is unusual in that it is a blend of whiskies aged in bourbon casks and in new French oak — the latter of which is rarely utilized in Scotch. This is a whisky aged in various casks types including Pedro Ximinez sherry casks, virgin charred oak casks, and ex-bourbon casks, among others.] Oogy received a score of 94/100, so the Corry has some work to … While we’ve reviewed many of Ardbeg’s annual, limited edition Committee releases, we’ve somehow never taken our pen to the core range, which spans three expressions. Uigeadail vs. Corryvreckan Posted on February 8, 2015 by whiskywalrus This weekend, the Walrus decided to have a head-to-head face-off of two of the big names from Ardbeg: the Uigeadail and the Corryvreckan. The body follows in lockstep, adding to the burning embers of driftwood notes of iodine, orange peel, coriander, and ginger. The two high ABV members of Ardbeg’s standard range, Uigeadail (Oogie) and Corryvreckan (Corry), are both beloved Islay peat monsters, and most Ardbeg fans have a preference between the two. Age affects whisky. £67.95. Semi-final time on whisky death-match, people, and we begin with the salty side of the draw, pitting subtle island genius Highland Park 18 against brilliant Islay madman Ardbeg Corryvreckan, and this is going to be a very tough one to call. Corryvreckan: single malt Scotch, Islay, 57.1%, $75 I recently compared Ardbeg’s flagship 10 year old to their moderately peated, limited edition Blasda bottling, while at the same time going over the history of the distillery. 108.4 proof. Now the price….. Renaissance £41.99 Corryvreckan £70 Hmmm bit of a difference ! I get it, profit is king, and marketing is how you get there. Any thoughts on those 2 Scotchnoob? Reply. Smoke, rich fruits - think raisins or cranberries - and aromatic spices are all cranked up to 11. That Dense rich dark aroma is pleasant from first sniff to last as is the complex and dark flavor that shifts and moves across the palate. Finally, the time was ripe to review them all, and it just happened to coincide with Ardbeg’s release of a VR experience that lets fans who can’t get to Islay experience a virtual visit there, however brief. Ardbeg An Oa (93.2 Proof) (NAS) (Non-Chill Filtered) [This is Ardbeg’s most recent addition to the continuous release “Ultimate Range” with the 10 Year, Uigeadail and Correyvreken. Finally, the soft water flows over heavy peat bogs to the distillery via the Ardbeg … Multibuy Deal x 6. Considerably different tastes coming through the palate, but still with the distinct Ardbeg base. 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