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This was created as a replacement for the much loved 1990 Airigh nam Beist, meaning there is a lot expected from it. It takes its name from a famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, that gets its name from the Viking prince breacan, who perished their proving his love to the daughter of the Lord of the Isles. It is truly one of the most flavourful whiskies there is, as is they all got brought together into one massive whirlpool of flavour.
On the nose, you encounter a deep and turbulent force of Corryvreckan, swirl the glass and be exposed to the tarry ropes, creosote and linseed oil. As you continue to smell, you will discover the fruity smell rising from the depths of the glass.
On the palate, this whirlpool named whisky is deep and peppery, bombarding the tongue with intense tastes and textures. As you descend deeper into the glass you will uncover the fruity essence followed by rich coffee, chocolate and bitter almonds.
The finish is long and deep with lingering flavours of the black coffee, sweet dark chocolate and the tangy dark cherries. A complex and superb journey into the world of the Corryvreckan.