Ardbeg's Single Malt Named For A Whirlpool
If you tangle with a spirit named after one of the world's largest whirlpools don't say we didn't warn you. Ardbeg has launched a new single malt Corryvreckan that takes its name from the Corryvreckan whirlpool, part of the Gulf of Corryvreckan, which runs between the islands of Jura and Scarba off the west coast of Scotland. The whisky is at 57 percent strength and Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling at Ardbeg, says that the whisky is 'heady, intense and powerful.' It has been maturing in French oak casks. Ardbeg released 5,000 preview bottles of the blend in 2008 and are now adding it to the regular Ardbeg range. It will be available starting September 21 for around £60.