- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon + Sherry
- 54.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L9 071
- Added on
- 14 Jun 2010 8:55 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points
- 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
Peaty, sherry, smoke, burning plastic, salty, and lemon.
Salty, lemon, very bitter tangerine peel with smoke, and dark chocolate.
Medium, salty, smoke, bitter dark chocolate, a little dry throat finally.
- Not as good as the 2004 L4 bottling, but still pretty decent stuff. However a little less sherry than the ealier bottlings.
Heavy peat smoke. Floral and coastal aromas. Herbs and salt. Some licorice. Behind that sweet sherry fruitiness. Some caramel as well.
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.
Long and smoky finish. Warm ash and some bitterness lingering on.
- Tasting notes here:
- 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.
A fine nose containing salt, hazelnuts, chocolate, oranges, flowers and sea grass.
An explosion, with salt, pepper and nuts, but also with a fine note of honey.
Warm and long lasting without burning.
- 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).
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).
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?
A wonderfully long finish on liquorice and figs, leaving you with a big
smile on your face.