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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
89.53/100
votes
113
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.03.2009
Casktype
Bourbon + Sherry
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L9 071
Added on
14 Jun 2010 8:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99.90

9 × in wishlist

113 × member ratings

240 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. Auriverdes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. RandoLutz scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. sssun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The bitter tangering peel/dark chocolate is very obvious in the palate, which is not my appreciation. Together with char/smoke and strong salty, but not sweet in the finish which previous Uigeadail brought. Aroma is better than palate, while sherry is clear in the aroma, but I can't distinguish a lot of sherry in the palate. 
    Score: 88Tasted on 2011.01.07
    • Nose
      Peaty, sherry, smoke, burning plastic, salty, and lemon.
    • Taste
      Salty, lemon, very bitter tangerine peel with smoke, and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium, salty, smoke, bitter dark chocolate, a little dry throat finally.

  6. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not as good as the 2004 L4 bottling, but still pretty decent stuff. However a little less sherry than the ealier bottlings.
    • Nose
      Heavy peat smoke. Floral and coastal aromas. Herbs and salt. Some licorice. Behind that sweet sherry fruitiness. Some caramel as well.
    • Taste
      Powerful start, mouth coating, initially oily sweet. Then some pepper and chili. After that the peat smoke kicks in with quite some rich tobacco and burned coffee beans.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky finish. Warm ash and some bitterness lingering on. 

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes here:

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/ardbeg-uigeadail-vertikal-tasting-der-abfuellungen-von-2003-bis-2011-24342/

  9. TheMue scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    With some drops of water a wonderful warm whisky with intense chocolate notes. So the Uigeadail is two whiskys, a tough one as well as an elegant one.
    • Nose
      A fine nose containing salt, hazelnuts, chocolate, oranges, flowers and sea grass.
    • Taste
      An explosion, with salt, pepper and nuts, but also with a fine note of honey.
    • Finish
      Warm and long lasting without burning.

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The Uigedail was voted best whisky of the year by Jim Murray in the holy
    scripture of 2009. Sometimes he just gets it right. A cracker dram, if you ask
    me! And for that price? Around 65 EUR. Well, you just have to get that Ardbeg (unless you can get your hands on
    the Corryvreckan, of course).
    • Nose
      Ooh, yeah, this is good. The nose reveals hardly any peat, but
      emphasizes the dark sweetness of the sherry cask. Vanilla, banana, some Arcane
      rum and even some nougat. Only then does the Ardbeg profile reveal itself in all
      its glory with some coastal elements (sea, salt and the like).
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is again the sherry cask that speaks the loudest. First
      the fruit in the form of caramelized oranges with icing sugar and some figs,
      before the peat and sea salt are allowed to come out. Dried fish and tar. A lot of liquorice. A rascal. Playful, naughty and
      strong. What is not to like?
    • Finish
      A wonderfully long finish on liquorice and figs, leaving you with a big
      smile on your face.

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