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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
87.41/100
votes
388
Whiskybase ID
WB134603
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
05.04.2017
Casktype
Bourbon / Sherry Casks
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L67907 17003518
Barcode
5010494220278
Added on
09 Jul 2019 9:57 am by Slàinte Mhath
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.00

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388 × member ratings

1212 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I had a previous bottling of this that I absolutely loved but the recent bottling just isn't quite the same. Value (£50) : 8/10
    • Nose
      That dry, ashy smoke comes forward. The sherried casks have added a layer of nuttiness and dried plums to this. Dark roast coffee beans and some burnt caramel syrup. Then some chilli spice comes forth. Very good so far.
    • Taste
      This is where it disappoints. It starts off quite sweet with some toffee and red fruit but then chilli build and builds. The development then halts as the only thing you taste is tannic oak. The sherry influence is almost missing here as if the casks were just too inactive or didn't have the time to impart more flavour to the spirit. It seems more bourbon forward with caramels and vanilla than it is sherried.
    • Finish
      Medium in length with the bitter tannins carried forward from the palate. Here there is more ashy smoke left on the palate which I quite enjoy.

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, earthiness, iodine, cresols, mineral-fruity, dusty worn socks :)
    • Taste
      Cresol phenolic, sweet and sour
    • Finish
      Wood phenolic

  3. Joint86 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Smell: Since the bottle has been awake for eight months, the edges and corners of the alcohol have been wiped out, and the aroma is more unimpeded. The main theme is the salty sea breeze and minerals, like iron beater oil overturning the old ones. On the bottom of the book, there is a hint of tomato stewed beef brisket, the picture is clear and balanced, very attractive

    Drink: Although the bottle has been awake for a long time, the entrance is still turbulent, soot and sweetness are intertwined, the sea water is beating on the shore reef, the mullet roe is grilled with a gun, which has a high degree of complexity, and the end rhyme is in the bitterness and sweetness of chocolate Be extended indefinitely

    Feeling: Although the Ugandan version of this bottle is not the most prestigious version, it is still very beautiful.'Awake in a bottle for eight months' has somewhat improved the sense of balance and taste, which may lead to a slightly higher score. It is also a real feeling that Uganda uses a higher proportion of sherry barrels than Oku no Cape and lower than Black Bay. It is bottled with non-condensing filtration and high alcohol strength, which gives it a very comfortable balance and can still be found. A lot of the original imprint of the winery, I think it is the second only to 10 years of conventional products, and the price is very high.

    (This is an old note in my notebook, using the old scoring system. Although this will result in a high score, I still want to show this score.)

  5. mbouwens scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Odinson scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    First nose is a salty breeze, even a nasal solution. After a few minutes it develops some unexepected green aspects, pine or juniper notes, and a light honeyed undertone.

    Impression in mouth is bitter, on the greener side of the nose. Rotten wood almost. Medicinal smoke and spices.

    Finishes quite fast, on the same notes.

    The sherry have gone missing, and I'm pretty sure something went wrong with some casks. I'll need to revisit the bottle when it gets some more air. 3/10 so far.

  8. M3rl1K0 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Càirdeas scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Uigeadail is the name of the Loch located above the distillery which constitutes its source. Voted best Single Malt in the world in 2009. It is a subtle blend of 10 and 13 year old barrels and 1970 barrels.
    Pronounced: Ooog-e-dal
    • Nose
      Intense, peaty on a slight iodine note
    • Taste
      Fresh, very peaty, a little iodine with a touch of citrus and a hint of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Nice peaty length with notes of smoke and tar to finish on a citric and woody hint. Dry.

  10. Max70 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Welel balanced, smoke, peat, spices, sweetness, all mixed in a superb way. The high ABV helps to take a full experience of that dram that let the peat raise and valorize others flawors.....
    A perfect dram to close an autumn diner.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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