Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
4963
Whiskybase ID
WB331
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon / Sherry Casks
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010494220278
Added on
21 aug 2007 7:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 79.60

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

279 users have left 317 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.67 points.

  1. Marcel74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Complex ardbeg, my first, after it has stood for a while it opens, this ardbeg also feels a bit young, I taste a metallic note, the high alcohol pushes it away a bit.
    • Nose
      Sherry, dry fruit, raisins, chocolate. Sea salt, sea air, wet rocks, vanilla, mild peat
    • Taste
      Peat, ash, spices, pepper, smoked meat, sweet, honey, sweetwood, sherry, malt
    • Finish
      Super long

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  3. VLG scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    97

  4. JonasWoo scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is good whisky. Very weighty, intense, and balanced. The peat is Omni present but not overpowering, and the sherry influence is really beautifully integrated. It’s not as in-your-face as other, newer, peat/sherry combos and this is a great thing. It does seem young, and it’s not exactly the type that you’ll reach back for another dram too quickly. It makes me wonder if the first batches really are demonstrably better?
    • Nose
      Herbal peat, sherry tones, fresh baking spices, chocolate, and cranberry.
    • Taste
      How many “S” words can I use? Sweet, spicy, salty, sherry (of course!), and savory!
    • Finish
      Ashy, bitter oak, sherry tannins, possibly youthful

  6. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Perhaps it is good that this is a blend, and not pure sherry casks.
    The fortress I liked: 48% ABV

    23 22 21 21
    • Nose
      Reminds me a lot of Laphroaig Sherry Oak. Smoky phenolic combined with synthetic berry (red berry compote), watercolors, ginger burn, bicycle tire, creosote, blend of hawthorn and mountain ash in acetone.
      The power and intensity of Ardbeg!
      Saturation: 10 out of 10
    • Taste
      Rich, a lot of sweetness of boiled pomace of dried fruits, prunes smoked with peat, ashes and sea salt, rubber tire, withering astringency of unripe red currant, mountain ash or gooseberry, tropical fruits.
      Sweetness: 7 out of 10
      Saturation: 10 out of 10
    • Finish
      Phenol, dryness, knits the mouth, creosote.
      Long and dry, hawthorn and rowan pits.
      Oh yes! I completely forgot about tobacco!

  7. Leonis scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    The spicy sherried Ardbeg. A classic. 87.
    I prefer its woody counterpart with a more unique and complex profile, to which I would then give 88 (the corry), but it is a matter of taste after all.
    Really a nice whisky of its kind for the price. A very classic for spicy peat enthusiasts.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/10/17/feis-ile-2022-ardbeg/

    The early Uigeadail’s were made up using a variety of stock that included “classic” bourbon cask reserves from the 1970s and standard 10yo juice. Let’s not forget too that Ardbeg 10yo was only launched in 2000.

    N: Shut the back door, this is really good. It seems I may have simply neglected/forgotten about the Uige. Sweet leather, sweet vegetal, white [Vienetta] ice cream [without the chocolate], and so very salty as if to cancel itself out [if that makes sense].

    T: It’s not as millimetric or layered in comparison to the 10yo, but what fun it delivers, a fabulous soup of bourbon & oloroso casks with Ardbeg’s particular peatiness & sweetness that we shall see in the new make – yes, Ardbeg’s new make is coming up!

    F: Finishing on soft-sweetly vegetal ash, this is all you could want from single malt on a sunny Saturday afternoon on Islay.

    C: What era of Uegeladil is it, I ask. “Current”, says Bill, who tells me he will reject batches but this one he regards as “great”. I must buy a bottle asap. Not sure why I stopped buying and drinking it? it was always a favourite, a staple.

  9. DoNotReact scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  10. nicegi scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    I just buy a bottle. The quality has been almost the same over the years. I have tasted whiskies over 20 years. I can't imagine better whisky than this. It´s like a tar caramel in my mouth melting to fruity long aftertaste.

  11. Whisky_in_Saxony scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    First Ardbeg ever, never forget it

  12. TSM scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Yasu89 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    (Bottle date 15/11/2021)
    First batches were great, had one a few years ago that wasn't (bland with too much oak influence).
    Though not on par with the old ones, this one's pretty nice again.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Ashita scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    There is nothing to say, it is plump and full. It is said that the flavor of Shirley before 2010 will be richer. I feel that it is more oily than the new one, and it has the feeling of old wine.

  15. JoachimV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      An attack of peat smoke and campfire, smoked bacon, honey, blackberries and a hint of mint.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice thick, viscous texture.
      Ash, smoked bacon wrapped around dates, blackberries and seaweed.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long with dark chocolate, orange zest, blackberries and lots of ash.

      A powerhouse with a very nice mouthfeel. The downside is that it may lack complexity, but a very good whisky nonetheless!

  16. malt maniacs scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  17. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Hsh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    The rich smokey flavor and rich body feel pleasantly in the mouth. It is slightly salty and the pitiness passes, and it feels like rolling rare bacon in the mouth. It has a sweet honey or caramel feel, but personally, I prefer whisky with a lighter body. equivalence

    A smokey smell from the second parafilm to the vial lol Sherry is not felt much in the nose. In terms of taste, raisins smoked with tobacco leaves, salty taste, and smokey are sweet and easy to pass, but like raisins wrapped in chocolate, likes and dislikes seem to be divided.
    The sherry feet such as Kilhoman and Lagavulin were delicious, but Ugadal did not feel harmonious.
    The finish is long like a pit, and the dark red fruit character is attractive.

  19. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    S 9
    A salty Ardbeg. Much like a dram you'd dream to have when grilling steak on the seashore at a full moon night. It's however quite young & spicy which distracted the experience a bit.

    N 26
    Moderately peated. Earthy. Old furniture. Heavy coastal influence (Kelp, sea salt). Meaty. Faintly fruity behind.

    P 27
    Very salty (salted caramel, seaweed, etc). Peat doesn't hesitate for even a second to unveil its power. Oak then comes through with chargrill meat to continue. Chili & peppery spices underlying yet not aggressive. Ended with a touch of grassy.

    F 25
    Mid-Long, dry finish. Smoky, ashy, and spicy (perhaps first-fill/re-charred oak?). Mild sweetness to wrap up.

  20. bankimate scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  21. PaulAlabama scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Rubber and chocolate
    • Taste
      Hot and industrial
    • Finish
      Longlasting aftertaste with rubber and peat

  22. Gusto scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Ardbeg Uigeadail is full, peaty, sherry dram that changes massively from bottling to bottling. The first bottlings contained old barrels, newer ones probably no longer. I was able to taste all vintages from 03 to 12. All have their justification and quality. Sometimes sherry, sometimes smokier. Personally I prefer the L4, it's full and meaningful. Each Uigeadail is its own dram. An adventure.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. stalker1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Will_iam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. eddi14 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. Monstruo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. Emperor69 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Ardbeg Uigeadail
    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Ardbeg Distillery (LVMH)
    Region: Islay
    Fortress: 54.2%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 06.12.2020
    Barrel type: Bourbon / Sherry Casks
    Min. age: no indication
    Filtering: no
    Dye: none

    Nose. An amazing, intriguing combination of sweet aromas (raisins, figs, dried apricots, blueberry-currant jam, baked banana and chestnuts, chocolate, melted toffee, vanilla) hidden behind a “veil” of smoke, soot, soot, machine oil, rubber and shoe polish, strong tones brewed coffee and smoked meat. The theme of the surrounding nature is also reflected in the aromatics of the drink. It pleases us with motifs of sea water, pine needles and oil, pine nuts, rowan berries.

    The taste is mostly sweet with a powerful burnt bitterness and appropriate sourness, full-bodied and "friendly" enough for an experienced whisky drinker, if drunk in small sips, despite a solid strength. The taste begins with chocolate-toffee, vanilla sweetness, then turns into rowan sourness. Then comes the "heavy artillery" of coals, pepper, coffee grounds, tobacco nuances. Against its background, the theme of dried fruits, berry jam develops. The viscosity of nuts and the taste of smoked ham completes everything.

    Aftertaste. Long. Soot, iodine, pine cones, raisins.

    Summary. Aging in sherry casks perfectly suits Ardbeg spirits, ennobling and embellishing the powerful, but rather clumsy, emphatically peaty, “bonfire” distillery style. A good balance on all fronts, not amazing, but memorable and recognized by many (including me) as the most successful regular Ardbeg release.

    Rating: 87 out of 100.

  28. kikist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Really nice whisky but I don't find is so interesting. Looks perfect for casual winter evening, when brain should be relaxed!
    I didn't find any off note!
    • Nose
      84 84
      Neat: Smoke is barely noticeable, little bit aggressive, needs some water
      With water: More smoke, sherry influence becoming visible, coconut
    • Taste
      84 84
      Neat: Simple but I really like it! Just extinguished pine tree fire, ash, intense
      With water: some lemon, sweet, some salty notes, smoke
    • Finish
      77 77
      Just extinguished pine tree fire, oak, dry, sour, green tea
      Really short

  29. DDzip scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    I love this reference. But the lack of consistency is disappointing.
    I currently have two bottles leaving the factory 1 month apart (05/21 and 06/21). That of June is much darker and the influence of sherry much more pronounced.
    It's still an excellent whisky but it's a shame that the quality varies so much

  30. SomeGuy02 scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    This whisky is hard to score as there is a high degree of batch variation. I've had some I'd rate as high as 95 points, but some bottlings are closer to 85 points. It's never a bad whisky, but it isn't always a great whisky. In my experience, the sherry presence is the wild variable; some batches taste like smoked Christmas cake whereas others taste like they forgot to "add" any sherry casked whiskies in the vatting.

  31. Goodwhiskygreatwhisk scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    One of my favourite everyday dram. Easy to find, good value for money.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Subtle peat with bacon, sherry, fresh red apple, raisin, walnut, honey, iodine, seaweed, refreshing ocean wind, charcoal smoke, burnt sugar, banana.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Surprisingly sweet. Tannin, tar, cigar ash, raisin, bacon, honey, sea salt caramel, polished leather, orange, dark chocolate, black pepper, cashewnut, lemon peel with subtle peat in the background.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long. Dry and smoky, woody, raisin, dark chocolate and grapefruit.

  32. YD84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Re-evaluating at a smoke tasting with my friend. Much better this time.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very fruity. The smoke isn't so overwhelming. Quite interesting. A bit sharp. Apples, very clearly. Some citrusy notes.
    • Taste
      93 93
      So sweet and fruity. Impressive. Fits the nose absolutely seamlessly. Citrus, some fruits and of course a pleasant smoke.
    • Finish
      90 90

  34. Don Cassi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the 10s warmer and fruity, the sherry barrels have turned the green of the basic character into yellow. Due to the increased alcohol content, it is also a bit rougher on the finish. With a little water it opens up a bit, becomes creamier and even more fruity.

    Great addition to the 10, but it still makes a somewhat unripened impression to me, probably the older barrels are slowly becoming scarce (2018 bottling).

    Note 1-

  35. The_Osprey scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg Uigeadail (54.2%). Wow - so many different pages for the same whisky on this website...! Hopefully saving this in the right place.

    July 2018 - Sherry and vanilla aroma with a little peat, toasted cereals. Taste is plasticky, touch of sherry and caramel, quite hot - boozy and salty, very salted white fish, brutal Ardbeg punch, just a touch of oak late on. A bit rough.

    Dec 2018 - With some time in the glass this can be pretty impressive. Getting quite a lot of enjoyment out of this. Air just seems to make it better.

  36. dercaptain scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Smoky fireplace room, old leather armchair with dark fruits in milk chocolate.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A beautiful campfire smoke envelops dark fruits. There is also a nice sweetness that makes me think of milk chocolate. But I also find a note of freshness that reminds me of lemon and mint.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth, the smoke (campfire and ash) immediately dominates with a slightly spicy heat (pepper / ginger). The start is strong, but the alcohol is perfectly integrated. Here, too, I find the milk chocolate and fruit ingredients. I also want to try some leather.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The smoke stays in the mouth for a long time.

  37. Echnaton scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It was time to buy this bottle, had it in the glass years ago and remembered it fondly.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Immediately sweet smoke on the nose, the sherry influence is very present.
      Alcohol well integrated Dark fruits, herbs, nuts and above all this pleasant smokiness.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The first impression is sweet, then a peppery spice on the tip of the tongue, an oily mouthfeel, smoke fills the mouth
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oak, dark chocolate, smoke.
      The finish is long dough, it sticks to the palate

  38. riegerjonas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    2020-05-17: very complex, heavy taste, many facets explorable
    • Nose
      87 87
      malty, smoky, heavy, marzipan, a little maritime salty, dark fruits and clear sherry sweetness after dilution at the latest
    • Taste
      89 89
      furry, earthy, smoky, malt, smoked ham and after thinning campfire, even stronger smoked ham
    • Finish
      88 88
      long finish of dark chocolate, charcoal

  39. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  40. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Uigeadail does what it does - still very competently. When it was released, older casks from before the distillery shut-down and re-opening were involved. Of course it did offer an overall better, more complex and superior experience. But since it was a special, non-repeatable, time, for me this comparson falls short and is unfair. Nowadays some batches of Oogie are darker, more sherried, some brighter or bolder in taste, but the overall distillate quality of Ardbeg - regardless of changes in style - is still very high and deserves a compliment. And prices for the Oogie have rather come down in recent years than gone up. That's quite remarkable imho! So, Bravo, Ardbeg! Now go and make your special releases as good as your regulars..! XD

  41. hafssol scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    The hype about this release is fully deserves. It adds to the typical peat and smoky feeling of Ardbeg a pronounced wood taste, yet rounded by cherry. Very powerful but also very balanced no alcohol edges. Enjoyable long finish.

    Personal note: it has become my football celebration dram :D

  42. WhiskyTree88 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  43. DGV scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Color: dark gold

    Aroma: wine, fruit, light smoke, sleepers, paint, varnish

    Taste: fresh fruit mixed with fermented, pepper, smoked fish
    Finish: repeats the taste, warming ... long lasting ... pepper appears

    Conclusion: good + malt, a little wine tones, a little fruit, smoked meats, plus a light smoke in the background, and all this, like the frame is supported by the barrel fortress.

  44. NXI scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Whisky with depth and complexity, in which the added aged sherry casks play the main role, making its profile completely different from that of the standard Ardbeg. Undoubtedly the best malt coming from this distillery that you could find at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, its quality varies greatly and I hear from many places that the trend is not positive.

  45. Gweddry scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    dark, heavy, strong
    • Nose
      heavy and strong, smoke, slight decay, tar, celery, red wine, drugs, bitterness, caramel, raisins, after a while it sweetens and appears multi-layered, a trace of sherry, candied cranberries, eiskafé, lychee, sweet wood, citrus, blackberries, dates , peanuts in honey, marshmallow
    • Taste
      strong smoke, bitter, iodine, wood, coffee, roasted tea, a trace of boiled red fruit, smoked meat, sweet lemon, tar
    • Finish
      omelette, hazelnuts, red wine, smoke and coals, soil, strong dark chocolate, raisins, burnt wood, tar, vegetables

  46. Foudos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. snaotheus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fruit, smoke, wood
    • Taste
      Peat, vanilla, wood, maple
    • Finish
      Smoke, light, fruity

  48. snaotheus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fruit, smoke, wood
    • Taste
      Peat, vanilla, wood, maple
    • Finish
      Smoke, light, fruity

  49. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Super Administrator

    Most of today's NAS whiskies I wouldn't touch with a barge pole, but this old classic belongs to the few notable exceptions. The nose of Ardbeg Uigeadail takes you straight to the windswept shores of Islay, featuring seashells, brine and iodine. Peat smoke, tobacco and sweet bacon emerge, followed by band-aid, black olives and aniseed. Warming and spicy at first, the taste is intensely phenolic and earthy with notes of walnuts, honey and bitter oak. Ashy peatiness, burned toast and salty licorice mark the long finish. Wee beastie beware, papa is coming!

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  50. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  51. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  52. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  53. mr whisky scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Nice whisky. Starts too smoky for me. Then subtle peat. Nice salty finish.

  54. juliendv scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    firm but not my taste, too salty in the aftertaste
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  55. Bartjewhisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    eye opener met power
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  56. mattheww scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  57. Mapl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  58. robbert88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I would have liked this whisky higher as I am a real ardbeg fan. But unfortunately...
    • Nose
      Cocoa powder, campfire, caramel fudge, sweet rose fruit, soft sherry influences, vanilla and tobacco.
    • Taste
      The palette is better than the nose here you can clearly find the ardbeg. Bacon, burnt wood, oil, smoke, ash, wood tannins.
    • Finish
      Brine meat, ashy, but then it kicks in bitter wood tannins that actually give a terrible twist to the whisky, leaving you with only a bitter taste. The smoky finish is also less than long than you'd hope due to the bitterness.

  59. ZhengMoMo scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Ardbeg, who is fierce in nature, has a stronger smoky atmosphere than TEN, and the dark red temperament of Wuyi rock tea and brown sugar, just like his name "Dark and Mysterious Land".
    • Nose
      Strong smoke, kerosene, rosin, salty, shore wetland, char-grilled seaweed, vanilla, maltose, black tea cake, Da Hong Pao.
    • Taste
      Strong smoke, burnt wood, brown sugar, salty, black tea, slightly bitter, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste, Dahongpao, chocolate, sea salt.

  60. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  61. Thorstii scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Must Try von Ardbeg
    • Nose
      Clear Islay smoke, sherry aromas, vanilla
    • Taste
      Very intense, strong smoke, alcohol (well integrated) gives the whisky strength
    • Finish
      Strong finish, dark chocolate, oak, spices
      Finish: long

  62. crcornell scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    From an older bottling, purchased around 2012. This just keeps on giving - go for a heavy pour and allow it develop in the glass over time.
    Well executed balance of smoke and sweetness -
    spectacular release for a core range.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Marker pens, freshly cut grass (agricole in nature), green chilli, char-grilled corn with lime zest and paprika.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Gummy confection, marshmallows and raspberries. Smoked fish with char-grilled lemon and pineapple. Alongside a green herbal note and asparagus.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hickory smoked meats and wattle seed. Coal with green apple and candied ginger. Well balanced with great length.

  63. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  64. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I gave the old bottling about 90+ points about 8 years ago, unfortunately there is a small downrating today.

    Overall much flatter, sharp, a weak nose and almost a shame for his reputation.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  65. Whiskonaut scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    A true classic.
    Exceptional value for money.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  66. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Caramel, yeast, Wort, burnt plastic, very nice sweetness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Amazing taste. Very nice and sweet with notes of burnt wood, smoked ham, sweet plastic, malty. Slight hint of sherry.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Ashes, burnt wood, smoking bonfire

  67. DrunkDude scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla sherry, fruit, little peat, rose syup
    • Taste
      84 84
      strong sherry sweetness, then develop to deep peat, and chocolate
    • Finish
      85 85
      sourness of lemon, peat, dry chocolate, cucumber bitterness, dark chocolate

  68. Mordeth scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  69. AntonArkhipov scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    20/21/22/21
    • Nose
      Rottenness, light smoke, dried fruit compote, fruitiness
    • Taste
      Sweet salty sorbet
    • Finish
      Leather and mountain ash

  70. Jabarkas scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A great combination of sherry and peat in a young wild whisky. I like its strenght (54.2 %). It should be slightly cheaper though. For an evening with a group of friends, I would rather grab Lagavulin 16. That one is easier to drink and you dont have to think about it to enjoy it. Uigeadail is great, if you add some water to it and enjoy it slowly. You cant expect that on a barbecue trip with some friends.
    • Nose
      Sherry, strong peat, brine
    • Taste
      Again sherry sweetness, wood berries, peat. Some caraway notes.
    • Finish
      Sherry and smoke. Black tea. Ash.

  71. Pukli scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    You can't go wrong with this one. If you're fan of peaty whisky this one will definitely bring a big smile to your face. Quality is a bit lower than what is used to be but at this price point I can't point out any other whisky I would rather pick.

  72. victorlcw scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Lemon, ash, campfire, new wood furniture, sweet (malt, dark fruits), salty, vinegar, smoked meat (bacon), powerful
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, smoky, sherry (raisin, dark fruit), plums, oakiness, salty
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, salty, plums, oakiness

  73. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  74. Astrid scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nothing new in the West.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fine woody caramel-colored smoke, salty and very sweet, Black Forest ham, vanilla, dusty, alcohol only in distant swifts, sherry with raisins, dried apricot, dried dates and forest honey, fruit bread, linseed oil, oak and whole hazelnuts, black currant, nougat cream, orange , Jelly candy, brown candy, coastal wind, overall very round and strong
    • Taste
      86 86
      Significantly stronger smoke, sparklingly sharp onset, full-bodied, honey sweetness, barbecue, sherry, slightly pleasant bitterness, toasted oak, vanilla, slightly caramel and nougat, aromatic wood smoke, maritime excesses, spicy with a lot of clove and cinnamon
    • Finish
      86 86
      warm, comparatively soft on the finish, tingling spice, again clove, toffee and campfire smoke everywhere, very maritime with salty and rocky associations, vanilla, sherry notes, dark chocolate espresso, apple, a hint of menthol

  75. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  76. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-04-2020.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  77. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Classic example of sherry and smoke, but the amount of young asks has gone to the edge of what is tolerable for its quality.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  78. keizerjos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell of iodine and oak. Tastes sweet for such a strongly peppered Scotch. Dry in the aftertaste.
    What is this amazing whisky. Sage and mint fight for priority, bravely fighting the smoke, ash and peat that are the superficial aromas - but the draft is sublime. Star anise and seaweed, storm and foam heads, oysters and marram grass - I still get poetic if I don't look out. Apple and cherry are in the sweet spectrum. Mint, as said. The aftertaste is a rock coil at low tide; full of small surprises, clear and fresh, despite the salt. Incredible whisky.

  79. gossm01 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Malty sweet, peat smoke, salty, cheese
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peppery, earthy, honey sweetness, ash
    • Finish
      89 89
      Intense and long-lasting

  80. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  81. Yorgi scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    After standing in a glass for about 15 minutes, the aroma started to disperse around the room, it was something smoked, I think that's it, it's time) I was a little nervous, because until that moment I had not tried island whisky, but from what I read about it, I thought that there was a smoky, burning you drink .
    It’s excellent on the nose, bacon immediately appeared, then something sweet, not malt sweet, but some kind of fruit cake, even probably with red berries, then smoke, prunes and some charcoal.
    It tastes like seaweed, then a little seafood, iodine, and at the end the taste of coals slipped from the pot, which is baked in a fire. Very tasty.
    For 54 degrees, the taste is soft, enveloping, it seemed even silky to me.
    Later, Water added, I didn’t find any changes in the aroma, but I didn’t like the taste, it became sharp and prickly, I concluded for myself that I would not add water to this Ardbeg. Non-diluted drink is very easy and delicious.

  82. S_S scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  83. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  84. Pyromann scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Rough Ardbeg, combined with the sweetness of sherry. This whisky is just good and interesting. Corywreckan is definitely a bit more delicate, 10yo is rougher. A long, churning reverberation, as is customary with Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Smoked meat, coal, sherry sweetness and compactness, a strange rough smell - it reminded me of some cigarettes in Finlaggan or something. After a long smell of time, a special medical aroma with salinity attacks
    • Taste
      First a little sherry sweetness, then smoked and smoked a load of smoke.
    • Finish
      Smoke, smoke, coal, smoke, smoke. Long.

  85. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Rating a 2013 bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  86. Olmo2603 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    I started to get into whisky just a few months ago. Have tasted about 20 different bottles, so not a true scholar yet, but I really thoroughly the Uigeadail and its the best whisky I've tasted so far by quite some distance. 95 for me.

  87. Olmo2603 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    I started to get into whisky just a few months ago. Have tasted about 20 different bottles, so not a true scholar yet, but I really thoroughly the Uigeadail and its the best whisky I've tasted so far by quite some distance. 95 for me.

  88. stefanu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Last time I tasted this it was a bottle from 2010 - just had L71370 from 24/10/2018 and I have to say it's as glorious as ever. Hats off to Ardbeg for delivering this consistently great profile - sooty, complex, balanced cask influence.

  89. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Fresh floral notes with moderate peat on the nose and palate. Peat is not aggressive but well-balanced with the elegant floral notes in the back. Finish is warm and has lots of smoke.

  90. comeandspeak scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful. Softer than Corryvreckan, perhaps a bit richer, sweeter, but still true to its name.

  91. Palindrome scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This rating is for L10 039. It starts out so so but gets very good after four months of oxidation.

  92. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat smoke, earthy, coastal and vegetal notes, seaweed, seasalt, tary, chocolate, coffee
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peat smoke, briny, sweet ripe fruit, citrus, caramel, dark sugar, chocolate, caramel
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, smoky, salty, sweet, dry, chocolate

  93. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Extremely interesting; Immediately I smoke smoke and a strong, maritime iodine note. Directly behind, however, is a decent sherry note, which is carried by sweet vanilla. From time to time, sparkling wine fruits sparkle through, but the tenor is rather sweet for my senses. It resonates a nice, leathery barrel note and in the Blenders glass I also have a sweet malt note. After a certain time in the glass, I mean behind the tobacco to recognize a nice shade of herbs
    • Taste
      93 93
      Smoke; Campfire; spicy; spicy (pepper); Sherry (now shows a nice cinnamon seasoning); The leathery barrel-note of the Nosing I have the same taste. Honey sweet; again some herbs; a touch of citrus too and a maritime-salty iodine note in the smoke. All in all well matched
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke; Sherry, this time getting a little drier (it adds a light, sourish fruit note); The smoke becomes extinguished fire, which still smokes and glows. In between, again the change of fruit, sweet, sour and wood.

  94. Dominik scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Strong whisky with mellow aromas, well-balanced and simply wonderful for the price. I expected more sherry to be honest, but the sweet vanilla notes make up for it. Despite being a cask-strength whisky, this is no Corryvreckan, make no mistake. If you’re looking for a peat monster, you’ll be better off going for the latter one.

    Full tasting note at http://yummywhisky.com/2019/04/29/tasting-note-ardbeg-uigeadail/

  95. Martin1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, sherry, tobacco notes, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, light sherry hidden under the smoke, spices
    • Finish
      Long and intensive

      With water, the fruit notes are significantly stronger and the smoke recedes - great Ardbeg

  96. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      95 95

  97. SweetPeat scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    It's really heavy, intense, spicy, nicely smoky, just delicious. A perfect autumn / winter whisky with a lot of power. The big brother of Ardbeg Ten, looks mature, although he has no age.
    • Nose
      strong smoke, dark fruits (plums, blackberries, cherries), dark chocolate, sweetish spicy, but hardly oak
    • Taste
      intense smoke, lots of sherry, tobacco, some leather, oak, lots of cinnamon, chocolate
    • Finish
      very long (9/10), smoky with dark fruits

  98. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  99. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I just tried four different Uigeadails (2008, 2011, 2012, and 2016) together and from the comparison it was obvious that this product is on a roughly linear downward trajectory. 2008 was the sherriest, meatiest, and heaviest. 2011 still had many similar things going on, but 2012 was already a deviation with very much reduced sherry sweetness and heavy herbal salts note on top of everything. Compared to the three older ones, the 2016 was a pitiable bottle of almost-new make with yeastiness that couldn't be found from the other ones. I scored the 2008 88 pts., the 2011 87, the 2012 86, and the 2016 84.

  100. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a perfect balance between peat, sherry, smoke and iodine. You can smell the soot of a wood fire in the countryside, you can almost hear the logs cracking. There is also something honeyed, salty, slightly tangy, could it be a hint of candied lemon? The dried fruits of the sherry combine everything in an absolutely bewitching way. On the palate, the sherry mixes with licorice, bark and salted caramel, and it's as if the peat is rising, to explode in a peppery, very long and oily finish. The salted caramel stays on the tongue for a very long time. Then it evolves, to leave a more peaty, smoky shadow on the palate, and some hints of cola.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/06/ardbeg-uigeadail.html
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  101. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    He has his reputation right! I'm missing the baseline scores to put it into relation to older batches (this is a 2017), but what I've got here in the jar is nothing short of a massive, fruity Sherry-Islay smoker with addictive potential, you've got to try that to have!
    • Nose
      Strong sweet smoke, noticeable Sherry influence in the form of dried fruit, and seaweed, it immediately becomes clear that a real heavyweight is in the glass, a really great Islay nose
    • Taste
      It takes a few oily-creamy seconds before the smoke explodes in the mouth, as well as salty caramelized dates and dry oak
    • Finish
      Long, very long, the fruity-sweet moments disappear before the smoke fills the tongue several minutes later

  102. Jan Francisco scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  103. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For all intents and purposes, L8 and L66 are not the same whisky, and I would not buy a bottle of L66. Having liked the Corryvreckan back when it was released, and having been unimpressed of late when trying a glass of it at a bar, I get this feeling that as the years have gone by, the Ardbeg NAS range has converged in taste, and now it's all this oddly thin, saline, planky stuff regardless of the product line.

    L8 gets a solid 88 pts. while L66 only nets 84.
    • Nose
      Let's compare two Uigeadails: a 75cl US bottle with bottling code starting L8 from 2008, and a 70cl version bottled in 2016 with code L66.

      The first big difference is the color. L8 is noticeably darker; russetmuscat to L66's golden hue. 

      By nose L66 is simple, planky, smoky and saline, with a very faint sherry touch compared to L8's musky, BBQ-like profile with fats from a grilled rib, meatiness, pepper, touches of herbal liqueur, and red wine vinegar. L8 is also sappy and tarry. These two are practically completely different whiskys, although both carry that note of the ashbox of a baking oven I associate with 2000s Ardbeg.
    • Taste
      L66 is strong, but thin - a paradox best explained by a remarkably unique distillate being stretched to its limits. It has heavy peat smoke (more upfront than in L8), and a taste unlike any other Islay distillery, but still it somehow feels fragile and superficial. Adding water helps understand why: L66 can't really take any without going flat. A teaspoon is enough to wreck it and make it taste like a glass of Ardbeg Ten left on the table for too long. L8 takes water more gracefully and brings the sherry notes up. Even neat, L8 is a full and rich experience on the tongue, and with water it's a glorious mix of salmiak, tar, sherry on a hot frying pan, grilled pork, and a fair amount of salt.
    • Finish
      L66 has liquid smoke and young oak, with a faint side of plaster. It's quiet and almost sad compared to L8, which has a fair bit of sherry oak and leathery notes, and lingers on the tongue for a long while.

  104. Stef89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  105. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Creosote, coal dust, light perfume fruits sweetness, cream-brûlée, earth, sea salt notes on nose.

    Creosote, coal dust, light sweetness, spices, pepper and sea salt notes on taste.

    The long finish starts with creosote and spices, and goes with pepper, oak cask, coal, vanilla, mouth dryness, earth, dust and sea salt notes.

    I like Uigeadail very much! 

  106. jjkmlss scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Fellas let's be honest, we're not alcoholics, guess this is nothing but a heavily peated sweet bomb and peat is not for everyone. 

    Thousands miles away from Ardbeg 20s.

  107. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2015/06/12/ardbeg-uigeadail-2014-ob-542/
    • Nose
      N: subito si è accolti in un giardino di raffinate delizie: lo sherry tiene banco anche in questa versione, con marmellata di fragole e prugne cotte. Tutto davvero intenso. Ogni tanto emergono note di mela rossa da panico. A tratti si fa liquoroso (liquore all’arancia?), ma poi ecco anche suggestioni di banana, di tarte tatin, mandarini succosi. Degno di nota anche il lato salmastro, che è pronunciato e rievoca corde salate di barca. La torba, assieme a un fumo forte, sa di porticciolo, con le barchette di legno arse dal sole, dal sale e dal cherosene. Per finire il menù offre anche cuoio, aghi di pino, cioccolato e pepe nero.F: prolunga all’infinito i piaceri del palato.
    • Taste
      P: ha un percorso circolare: attacca sul fumo di torba intenso (braci, barbecue, cuio), si spalanca poi su una dolcezza varia e potente, anche se non troppo ruffiana, tutta giocata su marmellata di fragole, chips di mele, cioccolato e mandarino. Poi la circolarità menzionata fa sì che il tutto si richiuda verso una magnifica nota assieme catramosa e iodata. Ancora un filo di pepe.
    • Finish
      F: prolunga all’infinito i piaceri del palato.

  108. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I found this one was at its best with a teaspoon of water to ~30ml and left for about 12-20 minutes. After that, the nose and palate just seem to become more harmonious and engaging experiences. They also become a touch less vegetal and a bit sweeter. The 10 y.o. is good, but this one adds just a bit more to the experience. I'm not a big peat fan, but this one, in my humble opinion, is good.
    • Nose
      Vegetal and minerally peat, mixed fresh citrus peels and sherry tannins, smokey maple syrup and sweet licorice, sweet and sour red fruits (cherries, figs, prunes, and raspberries), and a hint of dry leaf litter and oak char.
    • Taste
      Oak and malt, a wave of wood-smoke peat, smoked dehydrated fruits (apples, plums, and cranberries), wood-smoke infused vanilla and honey, a touch of baking spices (nutmeg and corriander), and smokey barbeque sauce (hickory) on a wood-fire grill.
    • Finish
      Smoked and slightly charred honey-glazed ham, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, and sweet iodine peat smoke with oak tannins and char.

  109. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great dram, especially in the mouth
    • Nose
      Pleasant, powerful smoke. Cools and tingles in the nose. Rather phenolic maritime with some ashes. Then malty sweet notes, dark fruits and a little bitter oak. Complex!
    • Taste
      Much power through the increased alcohol content. A lot of smoke, but also warming and sweet. Complex taste that alternates between smoke, sweetness, dark fruitiness and oak.
    • Finish
      Drying fast. Dark chocolate. The smoke rises over revenge and palate and again and stays for a long time.

  110. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  111. oppi scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoky with sherry Dark fruits
    • Taste
      A lot of smoke Sherry comes through clearly

  112. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke (campfire, ash and tar) and a light ocean breeze take over the command immediately. The aromatic intensity is always impressive. The high alcohol content (54.2%) initially stings slightly in the nose. After about 30 minutes breathing the nosing is more pleasing. Sweet fruit notes penetrate the dominant smoke after a few minutes. Vanilla, salty caramel sweets, lemon rub, hints of red fruit, tobacco and freshly ground pepper follow. The longer the malt can breathe, the more harmonious and pleasant the nose becomes.
    • Taste
      Welcome to Islay! At the first sip, a ruthless pepperiness for a moment maltreats my tongue tip, while my entire mouth is flooded with sweet smoke. The wonderful smoke is a powerful mixture of campfire, tar and a little bit of ash. The texture is pleasantly oily, near creamy / buttery. The alcohol is better integrated for my feeling than was the case with the Nosing. The sweet fruit flavors are now gaining more and more strength and refine the taste experience with beautiful vanilla notes and salty caramel. Red fruits, oranges, lemon rubbed, dark chocolate, hints of nuts and plenty of herbs and oak follow. Intensive, multi-layered and well-balanced.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky-sweet and warm. Furthermore, it smokes on all corners and ends, fresh fruits and a nice residual sweetness accompany the finish. Grapefruit (slightly acidic impact), lemons, vanilla and dark chocolate are present. Herbs and spicy oak provide a minimal bitter and dry finish on the palate.

  113. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Have tried different versions and find that the quality has waned in recent years, unfortunately. Pity!
    • Nose
      Wonderfully peaty and smoky, coal smoke, grill flavors, burned grass and espresso. With water: filigree, burned oak, a trace of vanilla, burnt fruit, rose and lavender soap, swimming pool and bandages.
    • Taste
      Oily and soft in the body. Powerful start with lots of smoke and peat. With water sweeter and floral. Here more burnt herbs and also resinous flavors. Juniper?
    • Finish
      Long, powerful, sweet and invigorating.

  114. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  115. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very good malt, really great!
    • Nose
      Sweet, light smoke, very fruity, leather, sherry with vanilla and mossy notes.
    • Taste
      Sweetness, smoke, sherry, salt, later dry, dark chocolate, very intense and harmonious with caramel, orange and citrus notes.
    • Finish
      Chili, sweetie, later dry with dried fruit. Long-lasting finish.

  116. waal scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    First impression / color / viscosity: Yes, a classic - only the packaging and marketing Blah blah on it enchant me. Of course, the first impression is due to the smoke. Color: saffron / viscosity: very oily run-off Aroma / Nose feeling: Pleasant feeling at the first Verriechen, only light alcoholic stinging (passes). Pleasant smoke that reminds me of a burnt camp fire. Such a campfire on which you sat all night and the next morning even smells like the ashes. Slightly grassy and already very sweet when I smelt, I would also describe the malt. Over time, caramelized lemon peels that blend in harmoniously. Taste / mouthfeel: This sweetness, this freshness, this citrus note - I just love it. At the beginning, the scotch tingles on the tip of the tongue and the oak turns the pepper mill on the inside of the cheeks. As a result, I notice the stunningly chocolaty, creamy mouthfeel with the ubiquitous smoke and superbly incorporated alcohol. With water, the single malt is a perfect treat. Round and sweet, slightly spicy with green wood, vanilla and nut cream. In addition, unripe peach and green grapes and their seeds. Except for the Octomore OBA I could not find this purity, balance and perfection in any other smoker (heavily peated, without majority ex-Sherry Fassreifung). Sure, there are plenty of other good smokers but as here, in the way no one else came into the glass. Finish / aftertaste / Length: A long, sweet finish, which is characterized by the pleasant smoke. The finish also reflects floral and especially refreshing aromas. The Nachschmecken is minimal bitter and a bit sour. I feel like spending a long evening in a smoky bar. Overall impression / comment: I have to admit that I'm not objective here - I just love this malt and all the trappings around it. I even like the progressive marketing of Ardbeg, as it obviously is marketing and I do not have to feel kidding as a customer (in contrast, I hate "back-end marketing"). Well at least regarding flavors / taste: For me (!) This is the best single malt Scotch, which is constantly available and still priced in the (subjectively) affordable framework holds. At least from those I've tasted so far ... Points: 95/100; By the way, the original from 2003 (bottled) got one more point with me ...

  117. gerardvw scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  118. WhiskyAndFlyTying scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  119. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      90 90

  120. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  121. zaphod155 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very aromatic, multi-layered malt with harmoniously integrated aromas.
    • Nose
      A spicy start with pleasant wood smoke and some ashes. A salty sea breeze blows over. Strong cocoa, fried plums covered with bacon.
    • Taste
      Dark fruit sweetness, very well integrated smoke, strong spice, vanilla, chili sharpness. Then comes back the smoked bacon and dark chocolate. Pretty dry.
    • Finish
      Pretty long. Slightly ashy. The seasoning and the chili stay the longest.

  122. RandoLutz scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  123. Ra_Di scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  124. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I do relate to the review and ratings of hs305; there is definitely batch-variation.  Probably the Ardbeg Ten is the best to buy. But this Uigeadail is still interesting.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  125. Matt3B scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  126. Lorion scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good! I always like it. 85th
    • Nose
      First very smoky, then comes the sweetness and fruit. The smoke almost disappears over time and at times you feel like you have a whisky from the sherry keg that is not smoky under your nose!
    • Taste
      Full and also alcoholic. Water does wonders here. Smoke is clearly noticeable, seasoning, orange, sweetness.
    • Finish
      Very long and spicy with orange and neat smoke!

  127. jhut scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Whisky and Beer festival Assen, 13-10-2017 With a little more wood influence he ended high in the 80s.
    • Nose
      Haha, beautiful peat influence. Salty, malt. Strong, campfire. Smoke, let me think of SAN Laphroaig.
    • Taste
      Delicious, very strong taste.
    • Finish
      Peat bomb, wonderfully beautiful development. Afterwards, you can see how long it is, freshly baked bread over a campfire.

  128. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's a pretty grotesque whisky, but I really like it. Favorite Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Sherry, leather, mixed fruit jam, smoked ham, salted caramel, camphor, Lapsang Souchong tea.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Sherry and sweet fruits, smoke, salted caramel, oak and spices. Camphor and menthol.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, spicy, smoky, bittersweet.

  129. KOQ24 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

     Sea Air, Oak, Seaweed, Black Pepper, Spices, Bacon, Vanilla, salted Caramel

    Taste:

    Vanilla, Caramel, Oak, Black Pepper, Spices, Smoke

    With Water- Menthol, elevated Bitterniss

    Finish:

    soft with a medium to long FinishO:
    An absolute Explosion in the mouth undiluted.
    This doesn't take water well, so be careful.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      80 80

  130. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Second test                                                                                     
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  131. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one lost something over the years. The peat is dominating, but it lost so much of the sherry influence! Just hints of aome sweetness, of aome citrus, a lot of oak, the finish is rather bitter and nothing much left after a while. Still good whisky though but ... 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  132. rb854 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Real nice & tasteful (if you like peat)
    • Nose
      Creamy and smooth, vanilla, malt, peatsmoke, smoked fish, lapsang souchong, leather. Some tropical fruits, pineapple, some dried fruits, raisins, cinnamon and some citricnotes
    • Taste
      Even with the high ABV it's real smooth and oily in the mouth, a little pepper, peat, vanilla, fruity, citrusnotes and chocolate
    • Finish
      It lasts long time, peat, lemon/lime, slightly drying, liquorice, fennel and some smoked fish

  133. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A whisky that polarises. Either you like him or you hate him.
    • Nose
      Woody nose in the nose, wet dog, a steaming tarred road, smoke (mild), disinfectants, turpentine, dried raisins, sherry.
    • Taste
      Strong smoky and peppery on the go. Dried fruits come quickly and take something of the (pleasant) sharpness. The wet dog from the nose is now dry. The smell of burning tires is in the air.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, with spicy smoky notes, salt and pepper and sherry flavors.

  134. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Strong, intense and good!
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke right at the beginning, subtle maritime notes, slightly medicated, wet grass and moss, a little bit earthy, beautiful sherry sweetness, subtle vanilla, lemon;
    • Taste
      Strong with a lot of intense smoke, peppery sparkling, wonderfully sweet malt, distinct Ardbeg car gum, tar, again beautiful fruity Sherry sweetness, chocolate;
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, strong and unmistakable with car gum a la Ardbeg, again chocolate and not too little oak at the end;

  135. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Kurrirekan's own brother, beautiful in its simplicity and openness, powerful, deep, technically flawless - balance, character, pitchnost - all with him, a bit more complicated and more interesting than his relative.
    • Nose
      Raw, dense, smoke, damp leaves, wet tree, whether burnt bath, or overgrown with young growth of a fire after a warm summer shower; coal, iodine, salt, raw skin, in the background dried fruits and confectionery tones - cinnamon, cream, shortbread, dried apricots, toffee.
    • Taste
      Sweet-coal, brackish, peat, peppery, grapefruit crusts, cream, condensed milk, dried apricots, prunes, dried kvass, carpentry, resin.
    • Finish
      Smoke-bread, crackers, kvass, peat, coal, light sweetness, orange peel, viburnum.

  136. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  137. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  138. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [Mai, 2015]  I had this dram during an "Ardbeg Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  I
    took no detailed notes.

  139. Markie81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  140. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For me the definite Ardbeg from the standard range plus the lower limited editions, you can definitely drink again and again if you feel like peat, the sherry does wonders.
    • Nose
      More smoke than peat, behind all kinds of berries, sherry, tobacco, vanilla, espresso and dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Sweet malt, then clear berries, from Johannis over blue and Preisel, then Seetan in oil and smoke with dark ashes and coffee notes
    • Finish
      Long, smoke, ass, charcoal

  141. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  142. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  143. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose: kelp, iodine, campfire smoke, damp cellar, sweet malt, oranges, tobacco, oak spicy with strong acidity, non-specific sherry fruits, buttery, creamy, candle wax, the nose is quite ripe, round but still strong Taste: powerful sweetness, full-bodied, spicy smoky notes, slightly dry oak, mint, wax, ginger, slightly bitter roasted aromas, sherry sweetness dances with bourbon cashew acid, strong salivation, white pepper, long finish Conclusion: a really good NAS with a PLV I think fair, since I do not like the TEN surprises me this.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  144. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  145. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  When Uigeadail was released back in 2003 I found this a great dram and scored it 91 points.  It was simply delicious: very complex in its flavours and aromas and nicely balanced.  So I bought several bottles...

    Almost 15 years later I tried a recent edition of Uigeadail and I am totally disappointed.  This is not the Uigeadail I adored.  This is simply weakish, unbalanced and hot stuff with a drying/bitter finish (I guess they use virgin oak in the actual recipe - back in 2003 they would have thrown you out of the distillery if you had proposed such a change, for sure).

    So, unfortunately I have to degrade my scoring from 91 points (2003) to not more than 82 points today.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  146. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  147. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  148. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    nothing for the fainthearted. a real stinker!
    91/100
    • Nose
      very peaty, very tarry, burnt wood. iodine, turpentine, very old leather, the smell of a garage. very impressing nose.
    • Taste
      peaty and mighty tarry. it is also sweet in the beginning but getting drier quite soon. light vanilla. medicinal and maritime. austere.
    • Finish
      long, smoky , tarry , salty and rather dry.

  149. Kalle208 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Significant peat smoke, but also sweetness, vanilla, and fruit (sweet lemon). Then come flavors of smoked ham and syrup
    • Taste
      Very sweet and creamy with water at first, slightly dry and smoky. Pepper or chilli sneaks up from behind and then strikes and stays. In between, I have the smoked ham and sugar beet syrup again.
    • Finish
      long spicy finish

  150. Malty-Malt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  151. stoigniew scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  152. markjedi1 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Strong & Sturdy
    Ah, the Ardbeg with the almost unpronouncable name (‘oogedaal’), which means as much as ‘dark, mysterious place’. I tried versions from 2003 and 2009 and my whisky pal Pat just offered me a sample of 2015, which I gladly accept as it is one of my favorites from the Ardbeg core range (only the Corryvreckan does better in my book).
    Grand nose on sweet elements from the sherry casks. Think banana and raisins, followed closely by furniture polish, herring on the barbecue and chunks of sea salt. Nuts! Mildly burnt chestnuts. The crust of old Gouda cheese. Sweet peat. Stockfish. Roast beef. Complex and better than I remembered.
    Perfect mouthfeel, sweet and sour on smoked bacon with loads of ashes and citrusy elements. Liquorice, smoked fish, chili pepper, ginger, tar. Orange marmalade in the background. Grand. Strong. Sturdy.
    The finish is very long, sweet and salty at the same time. A little bit schizophrenic towards the end, but what a feast.
    If you ever taste a lesser Ardbeg (plenty of choices with the recent NAS-bottlings in recent years), pour yourself a dram of this Uigedail and your confidence will be restored. Around 60 EUR. Do it now!

  153. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Powerful, full-bodied cask strength-cracker with character, tolerates some water, but this is less fun. Of too young barrels nothing to notice, of sherry casks but not really (if any should be there), rightly one of the pillars of Ardbeg, with 55-60 € not cheap, but praising bearable.
    • Nose
      a lot of smoke, ashes, campfires, some tobacco smoke ... then vanilla and greens (grass, lime, pine needles ?, caraway), a little bit of burnt sugar, some floor wax
    • Taste
      very strong, pepper, sweet (malt, molasses, brown sugar), vegetable-bitter (flower cut, tomato herb), vanilla, lime syrup
    • Finish
      long, lots of pepper, ashes, dark chocolate, a bit salty, it leaves an intense, dry mouthfeel

  154. Islaywolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  155. irrerelevant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    bit more refined than the corryvreckan, nearly on the same level when it comes to strength and power
    • Nose
      lots of smoke, gentle sherry sweetness, seems there were some fresh casks involved, sherry is not exaggerated, there is some youth, wich isn't disturbing but adds some strength, oak is present, smoked salmon
    • Taste
      fierce arrival, campfire, ash, winy sweetness, vanilla, oak, caramell, licorice, cinnamon, turns more mineral, prickles, sea-breeze, bitterness from Brazil nuts, intense, but the aromas are quite balanced
    • Finish
      long, smoky, sherry, dries a bit

  156. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  157. Avdboom scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  158. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great, massive Ardbeg
    • Nose
      massive peat smoke, spices (cumin?), sweetish, but also cowshed. With water some sewing machine oil, citrus, shower sticks, some alcohol.
    • Taste
      very strong, again cask strength, pepper without end, I'll take some water. Still a lot of pepper with water, slightly herbaceous, but not so massive of the aromas.
    • Finish
      Pepper, peat smoke, bacon and dry smoke towards the end.

  159. Mephisto scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic design and excellent aroma. From my point of view a "must-have" for smoke lovers.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  160. Mephisto scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice and smokey whisky with a lot to discover for comparatively small money.
    • Nose
      Smokey wood, distinct sweetness, the characteristic smell of Ardbeg and a charcoal BBQ. Vanilla and dry hay. Yellow fruits, mature quince and a hint of physalis maybe? Really mouth-watering!
    • Taste
      Well balanced between spicy wood, fruitiness (red/yellow), honey and cold smoke. The taste is more ashtray then burning charcoal (see nose). Finally more and more bitterness shows up. Deliciously strong taste (54.2% alc.), but not too strong. After some sips the BBQ impression returns clearly.
    • Finish
      Some salt, more smoke, ashes and burnt car tires (sounds strange, but it isn't). Ultimately sweetness stays.

  161. Landryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  162. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  163. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  164. LordIslay scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  165. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Much better with water. 
    • Nose
      Pungent ashy smoke tempered by sweet undertones. Lime, yellow fruit, vanilla. Water takes off the edge and allows the sherry notes to come forward. 
    • Taste
      Punchy smoke and spice. Lime, fat peat, dry oak. With water, sweeter notes emerge and smoke subsides. 
    • Finish
      Billowing smoke lingers with a long spicy finish. 

  166. sammy01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  167. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Eye: Deep straw, sawtooth. Nose: Thick, sweet peat smoke. Creosote, and a distinct garlic note! Treacle, peach, minty majoram. Applepie. And, yes, a delightful whiff of cow manure. Like a good morning stroll through the meadows in fall. Mouth: Fresh entry, that turns heavy with heathery honey notes, chili, more treacle, salted caramel, and licorice (or sweetened korean ginseng). Rose water.

    There are some similarities with Laphroaigh Quarter Cask, but this one seems more layers and a tad sweeter.

  168. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  169. Waykid scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I haven't tasted this for a while but it used to be a real bang for your buck. The vigorous peatsmoke of contemporary Ardbeg with a really great sherry-finishing. Not really a fan of finishings but in the even somewhat peated ones it works really well to me if the body is strong enough: thinking about Talisker DE etc. Well anyhow my favourite expression of the Ardbeg core-range.

  170. Butz75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  171. vojt466 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Excellent matter
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoked meat, salty sea, sherry / dried harder fruit. Adding water adds skin motifs, bouquets and smoldering flowers :)
    • Taste
      Smoke, sherry, prunes / raisins, chocolate cherries, spices, rising tones of alcohol and light woodyness. Adding water leads to greater oiliness and end salinity at the expense of other flavors
    • Finish
      Smoke, sweet gum, toast, pepper, bouquet, bitter chocolate - extra long relish in the style of licking the fireplace inside :)

  172. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  173. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  174. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  175. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoked bacon, landhunter. Some beeswax, resin, pine needles. Light sweetness.
    • Taste
      Barbecue smoke. Chili, some malt, peach. Salt, burnt licorice.

  176. Palindrome scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I am rating a 2007 Uigeadail. It is just superb. The finish lingers and lingers with rich peat, sweet notes of herbs, espresso, toffee, and lemon. Very drinkable at cask strength but opens up with a bit of water. Oh so good. As for the newer releases of Uigeadail, I'm not so impressed. This 2007 is extremely dark--up past burnished copper. Today, the color is quite light--between white wine and pale straw. It's not nearly as complex as it once was, probably owing to considerably younger whisky in the NAS release. 

    Uigies are still a good deal for the money, even the new release. I found this rare 2007 release in a very rough part of town up on the top shelf, covered in dust. There was a "bum war" outside between two homeless cart pushers. I had to edge around the sidewalk and parked cars to enter the store without risking collateral damage to my person. The journey was well worth it. My gamble paid off in spades. 
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  177. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  178. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  179. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    A very maritime Ardbeg, full bodied, full power - Great!
    • Nose
      Rich, powerful, salty, iodine, sea breeze, peat and smoke, bonfire, citrusy, lemony - Excellent!
    • Taste
      Oily and liquorice, peat and smoke, ashy, citrusy, lemony again, nice wood notes, little sweetness, a bit drier than the best Ardbegs but still best Ardbeg style
    • Finish
      Long and smoky, more iodine and seaweed

  180. Famous scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  181. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I dropped my score by one. The last few glasses I've tried from different but new bottles didn't make me consider getting a bottle soon which is something Uige used to do. Maybe it's just me.

  182. Unclimbability scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Colour: Dark Gold

    Body: Full

    Nose: Smoky bacon, BBQ, ash, soot, a little medicinal, burnt brown sugar, more sweet sticky BBQ, sweet meaty sulphur, lime jelly baby, juicy orange.

    Water: Bigger sherry, big orange and lime juiciness, marzipan, cinnamon, jelly babies, some sour lime too, ash, charcoal. More dark and earthy after a bit- Leather, coffee and dark chocolate. Also sticky toffee pudding, maple syrup and caramel. Fresh and juicy while still dense and earthy.

    Taste: Big intensely sweet arrival on brown sugar, dirty orange and lime citrus, quite juicy smoke coming up, campfire, peat smoke, creamy oil, oily malt, then the citrus and smoke intermingle more with some sweet BBQ and a juicy burst into the finish.

    Water: Sweeter and juicier- Orange and lime powerful and pure, then ashy and more earthy complexity with some dirty sherry. Some spicy white pepper.

    Finish: Long length. Sweet and earthy with malt, kiln, sherry and a little spice.

    Water: Drier with sour lime and coffee, some salt coming through.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  183. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  184. Dramned! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  185. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is ultimately fatter than the mouth, even if the latter has body. Everything evolves fast enough and the dram is complex. A success.
    • Nose
      On the nose, a first discreet fruity, on apricot and cooked orange. Peat is present. Pretty fat and vegetable. We feel fairly quickly salt or even salted butter caramel. Gradually, discreet licorice appears that evolves to the medicinal.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, we stay on the licorice, to evolve towards a lemony and salty bitterness. A bit of gunpowder.
    • Finish
      The finish, the lemon escapes quickly enough to stay on the ash, smoke, and on the plant.

  186. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A cool part. Could try the times at a beginners seminar and was blown away.
    • Nose
      Pleasant smoke with a slightly medical note. Sweet smoked ham, old leather couch, tobacco for turning. Trendy sherry and a hint of fresh, hot tar. Alcohol is good with integrated.
    • Taste
      Strong voluminous start. The sweet smoked ham is spreading. Vanilla and then come through dark fruits. Some caramel. Sugar?? This tannery I taste again (who has ever installed tar and the hot tar vapor inhaled, knows what I mean). Oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Long. Menthol Paroli Sweet. Some iodine stays behind.

  187. Chris76 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Aromatic smoke and sweetness. One of my all time favorites and well worth the price. It's NAS and I would prefer more information, but it's not coloured or chillfiltered and bottled at 54,2%.
    • Nose
      Smoke (perishes some with time), sweetness, aromatic. Alcohol very well woven in. With Water dark fruits (blackberries?). Perhabs brown sugar.
    • Taste
      Brown sugar and dark fruits again. Liquorice and aromatic smokiness. Some water brings out more sweetness, but reduces the oily mouthfeel. Herbalic taste, pines, resin; typical Ardbeg.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, sweet and peppery. Bites a bit, but not to much. Very pleasing.

  188. martinni scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  189. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  190. Torfding scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet smoke (unfortunately disappearing over time), leather, mild tobacco, smoked ham; over time, it becomes sweeter and more fruity, grapes and vanilla are noticeable, later salty caramel is added
    • Taste
      fresh, sweet and malty, oak, smoke comes after the first moments and dominates with the alcohol, it gets saltier and I think of the open sea
    • Finish
      long and strong, coal embers, prickles, salt and spray

  191. Sb17sw scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  192. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      100 100

  193. tymiek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  194. skratte scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  195. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    good, strong but not overly demanding smoke, wonderful counterpoint with the sherry sweetness (although this influence could have been stronger for me), complex and powerful, lots of space to discover, a "hammer"
    • Nose
      medical smoke, bacon, salt, leather, pipe tobacco, docks, then comes the sherry, sweetness, raisins, cloves, roasted almonds, caramel and cotton candy
    • Taste
      Sweetness on the tip of the tongue, then getting stronger, smoked ham, dark fruit / dried fruit, slightly oily
    • Finish
      starts with a "bang", then more pleasant with smoke, bitterness like dark chocolate, very long, salt and some menthol

  196. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  197. pelle86 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      97 97

  198. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a fabulous Ardbeg expression. It gives a lot of room to play with water and time. Each time the experience is different, and own rewarding result. The water lifts the smoke curtain, and a delicate sweet whisky is revealed.
    • Nose
      w/o water - peat-smoke. Floral sweet. Liquorice. Vapo Rub. Aniseed. Kerosene.
      w/ water - Medicinal. Dry. Smoke. Iodine. Hansaplast band-aid. Liquorice (= NL: zoethout).
    • Taste
      w/o water - warm, liquorice arrival. Long development of dry smoke and citrus and Dutch black liquorice (= NL: zoutige drop).
      w/ water - Dry, sweet arrival. Short. A long development of sweet and bitter citrus.
    • Finish
      w/o water - sweet, dry, long finish.
      w/ water - dry, medicinal finish. Long.

  199. youngland21 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  200. wrc1 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  201. Schalke scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  202. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Peat.... Citrus, Old Gouda, Ashes.

    Very powelfull nose, but onze you get past that there's a lot going on.

    Sourness. Tobacco leaves, Earthy, Dirt, Mud. Nuts

    Taste: Sweet and Peat. Burst of peppery spices. Oranges and some more peat.

    Finish: Sour, Cheese, Salt and Pepper. Ashy Peat.

    Absolutely love it!

  203. malthead-sven scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A whisky that can fill an evening, with complex nose, both smoke and alcohol are very well integrated. Simply a very successful whisky. 92/100 P.
    • Nose
      A trident of smoke, maltiness and fruity sweets shoots from the glass. The smoke is even something in the background. Dried peaches and raisins, ham cubes, almond biscuits, cold, freshly extinguished campfire, iodine, Katje's salty licorice herring. Later come with some water plum cake, vanilla and stollen
    • Taste
      stormy, hot and spicy, pepper, ashes, light sweetness that intensifies after adding water. Smoky and not alcoholic despite high percentages
    • Finish
      softer than expected at first, but terrific, long and warm, a huge amount of wood, pine resin and leather, covers the entire mouth and neck

  204. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  205. captain_k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  206. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  207. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    with water: makes the peat more
    cardboard-y (in a good way), ups the sweetness but downs the oiliness, gives
    out preserved plum/prunes at the back
    note: take a good, elegant whisky (like Talisker/Glenfarclas) as
    a base, add loads of peat, conjure up some magical spell to make them marry
    superbly… and you get this. wonderful base flavors that still stand out and not
    drowned in peat/smoke, (elegant floral) mix that with elegant and flavorful
    peat (i
    never thought there was such a thing before this since peat was, after all,
    great enough as it is… i had
    no clue it could be better).  I could go
    on and on about how GREAT this whisky is… but a taste is worth a thousand
    words… Sláinte…
    • Nose
      salty earth, sherry, elegant peat, citrus
      musk
    • Taste
      salty, earth, floral, oily, sweet peat???
    • Finish
      long,
      smoky, warm spice, grassy peat, citrus peat at the back

  208. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  209. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  210. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: smoked ham, some ashes, then sweet, fruity sherry, caramel, later coffee and tobacco
    Taste: intense, malt, dark chocolate, ash, oak
    Finish: long, cold campfire, ashes, coffee

  211. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It smokes in the nose, but not too strong, rather mild. Slight sweetness rises, sherry notes, raisins, grape chocolate. Everything still quite harmless. A first little sip betrays then the tiger in sheep's clothing. Violent onset, the 54% have it noticeable, the smoke unfolds, changes in taste in the throat, becomes dry, very nice feeling. Notes of marzipan are added, very phenolic, sweet aftertaste. A drop of water tames the tiger a bit, but not very much. Smoke lingers for a long time, slight burning in the throat. Conclusion: huge malt that you either hate or love!

  212. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great NAS whisky!

  213. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  214. ML89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  215. Landryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  216. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  217. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  218. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Clean, vibrant with descriptors on soot, onions and scrub. Very open and minerally.
    T: Strong yet gentle [at the same time] and peppery, with a continuous/giving of vibrancy. Stays faithful to itself from the nose to finish. Smoke, vegetal and coastal peat present throughout and impeccably behaved. Add a little water and you have the thicker, slicker and more cohesive malt than I remember from a few years back. Becomes more creamy with streaky bacon smokiness and 'dark' woody and vegetal notes surge forth.
    F: More onion fresh with sweetish malt, lots of mineral notes and subtle action at the death. With water, gritty, coal tar and more creaminess, now coming from the initial development. 
    C: A very good, clean dram neat, reminiscent of the most recent Ardbeg NAS offerings (i.e. Perpetuum) - but with water it becomes more huge, cohesive, complex and stupidly drinkable. The best its been in the last three years.

    Scores an A-

  219. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A must have, especially in this price range. High quality for sure and bang for your buck whisky. I am not really sure I can come with another score here...
    • Nose
      Ardbeg classic notes (peat, wet dogs, some lemon and salt) plus the ones from the sherry, with some leather, tobacco. Initially the sherry dominates but the aeration gives it balance. Does not smell super old but neither that young. Water makes it eventually more sugarry... Not too sure.
    • Taste
      Perfect attack, nervous, zesty and precise profile but never agressive. Smoky and lemony notes with the Sherry touches (smoked meat, leathery feeling) in the background. Some salt in the end. With water the smoky notes becomes dominating. Other than that it does not change that much.
    • Finish
      Very long, on salty and old clothes. Some smoked beef too. Becomes smokier and smokier as the time passes.

  220. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  221. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Just some short notes from a little tasting.

    And I don't know the bottle code ...

    Good whisky.
    • Nose
      Almonds, peat, salt, burnt wood, motor oil, UHU, KINDER snack, red jams, some leather. Simple and rounded.
    • Taste
      Fiery, peat, salt, more leathery peat, almonds, some rubber.
    • Finish
      To me the saltiness is the strongest in the finish.

      Plus some peat and red jams..

      Again simple and good.

  222. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  223. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  224. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  225. whiskyroma scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    C: Amber.

    N: The intense and thick smoke is mixted with the smell of wet ground, peat and cut leather; the mezacl note surprised us and leaves the next step to alimentary notes, olive oil, smoked cheese, chestnuts and Hungarian salami. In the last time the touch of the ex sherry barrels is clear.

    P: Suddenly transported into an armonic vortex of flavors, olive oil, wild fennel, smoked cheese, chestnuts, and juniper comes out, joined with the mezcal. Then a groundy peat that smees to be like an huge container for all of these flavors above.

    The substance is viscous.

    F: Long enough, memories of sherry, brine, smoked cheese and chestnuts.

     

    According to us, the Uigeadail represents the best expression of the “wide landscape” of the core range Ardbeg, a thousand factors that brings us to this sensational discovery, and here below three of them:

     

    The balanceThe deepness of the sensory experience.The quality/price relationship.

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

  226. tbw scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    With water
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      84 84

  227. tbw scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very good whisky. Excellent equilibrium between three different influences : the bourbon casks, the sherry casks and the peated malt. Even though it can be drunk without water, I would definitely recommend adding some to enhance the drinking experience. 
    • Nose
      Iodine, peat, alcohol, red fruits, caramel, vanilla.

      With water: stronger sherry influence, cake.
    • Taste
      Caramel, peat, earthy, dry, sherry, a certain sweetness. Very drinkable even without water, the alcohol being well integrated in the whisky.

      With water: equilibrium between sherry, vanilla, caramel, citrus, then light peat and spices. Very smooth
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sherry, spices, oak, peat, caramel.

      With water: woodier, again more sherry.

  228. MadScientist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  229. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a balanced and competent malt. Slightly too astringent on the palate but nice overall. It didn't really wow me or blow me away. 
    • Nose
      Soft and alluring, with pronounced sweet fruit, smoke, and ash.
    • Taste
      Just OK. Honey and ashy smoke combine, honey-citrus, then astringent peat with mild honey. Love the ubiquitous honey undertone.
    • Finish
      Spice and mild citric acidity with lingering mild honey.

  230. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  231. Maczet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  232. pEpp0 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  233. Paulski88 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  234. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I have put a sample of the Corryvreckan next to it and have to say that I think the Corry is a bit better. The Corry is much more spicy and fuller in the nose and lets the Ardbeg profile speak more. If I have to choose then I choose the Corryvreckan but this is in the Islay peat profile together with the CS version of Lagavulin and a few IB from Bowmore and Caol Ila a topper.
    Of all these whiskys I think this Ugadail does jump out of it, I think the Lagavulin 12CS is not worth the extra price for example. Although it does indicate a year, so that is a plus. Maybe an Ardbeg 12 CS sherry and bourbon wood release;)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  235. Peter87 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  236. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This beast is extremely influenced by both smoke and sherry, so much so that if you rush into it, for the first time, it might seem off putting. I can very well understand that its too concentrated for some people, but I find it astonishingly complex and multilayered. With surprisingly ubiquitous old sherry notes (leather, pipe tobacco, prune, etc.). Delivering all this in the elegant Ardbeg style. 

    Also a bang for your buck at this price point (50~60 eur).

    2015.06.

  237. Butz75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  238. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  239. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    it's good whisky but I do not agree with the high ratings. It's actually completely different from an uigedail I had approximately five or six years ago and in my opinion less good, less characterful. 86/87
    • Nose
      more fat than the ten, more roots, cucumin, vanilla, bread, black olives, citrus, a touch of honey
    • Taste
      salty arrival on black olives, black pepper, some sherry sweetness, burnt caramel, tar, ash, black tea, that stewed for a long lime, oak
    • Finish
      medium length on ginger, ash, black olives, some bitter oranges

  240. lincolnimp scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Save a bit of money and get a bottle of the standard 10 year instead. I felt the 10 year had a better flavour profile than this one.

  241. lincolnimp scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    On the nose I get peat, sweaty socks and something cheesy, I got the same with the 24 year 1977, its not the peat that is the issue.

    With time it does improve in the glass and gets a little sweeter.

    With water, I just get peat and nothing else really. I find it one dimensional and boring profile wise.

    I just do not see what drives people to be gushing about this distillery, another over rated Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      78 78

  242. FernetBranco scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic malt - one of the best money can buy.
    As good as the Corryvreckan. Smokey, peaty but also with hints of the sherry casks. Also a perfect dram! Strongly recommended!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  243. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    My first Cask Strength whisky.

  244. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite whisky, full of taste and peat. Strong and totally awesome.
    • Nose
      Peat, mineralsm, citron, ash and spice.
    • Taste
      Peat, peat, peat, lether, citron.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, ash and notes of salt.

  245. lucbertrand scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Less good than the Ten ...
    • Nose
      Born too strong, between the burnt tire and the gas station
    • Taste
      Much lighter than I thought. Peat, smoke and a hint of lemon or fruit on the palate

  246. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    If there is a drink you do not plan to do, it is this piece. Murderous power and wonderful taste. An overwhelming uncontrolled puffiness of all the flavors you have experienced so far ... I love her.

  247. Philippe Verlinden scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    One of the best supermarket whiskys I've already drunk
    • Nose
      peat, pepper, honey, little salty
    • Taste
      full and soft sweet taste, combined and lots of peat and smoke
    • Finish
      long finish, caramel and smoky

  248. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  249. Maczet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  250. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A quick note made on 30-05-2015 at Ardbeg Day

    Full, rich, sherry, tasty, warm and slightly sweet.

    Nice stuff

  251. JohannesB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Those who are not completely averse to the smoke and do not yet know this malt, lack an essential experience in the world of whisky. Here is the price / enjoyment absolutely. A great malt that I always have at home and always open. No matter how many much more expensive and supposedly high-quality malts I try, I always come back on relaxed evenings on this back and I'm glad that the good is not always exorbitantly expensive and rare. To relativize something: My very positive rating is directly related to the very attractive price. You get for MUCH more money MUCH better Ardbeg whiskys - but in this price range, the Uigeadail, for me, is virtually unrivaled.
    • Nose
      Just a few moments after pouring it in and before it reaches the nose for the first time, it is already in the room: the typical Ardbeg smoke: strong, wild and unmistakable. Leather, espresso, and smoked ham. Then it's time for BBQ: nice greasy slices of pork belly are grilled over red hot coals. The fat liquefies in the heat and drips into the embers. The flames blow up and flicker at the meat, which is getting crispy. Then things get more complex, sweeter and fruity. The 10% sherry barrel portion give the Malt its distinctive character. For dessert, red grapes, strawberries, and bananas come on the grill and are lightly roasted. There are raisins and some vanilla and caramel pudding. Wonderful. You dare not imagine how well a properly matured bottling with more sherry portion may taste, even if the 10% used here achieve such an effect.
    • Taste
      Sweet at first, the roasted fruits are found first on the tip of the tongue. Then the alcohol pushes vigorously and the whisky unfolds explosively on the tongue: dark espresso, very dark chocolate, lots of smoke, ashes and strong oak. All these flavors are well interwoven and coordinated.
    • Finish
      Very long and smoky. The coal fire slowly goes out and some ashes lie on the tongue. Again very dark chocolate, or cocoa powder. There is also some coffee. From time to time, the sweetness and the fruits come up again, but in the finish, one thing is clear: Here, the smoke dominates. A real Islay malt, a real Ardbeg.

  252. Laga93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  253. Ties scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  254. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  255. Jaydee scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good an well balanced whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  256. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW: This version of Ardbeg strong degree (54.2%) was voted "best single malt in the world of the year 2009" by Jim Murray, author of The Whisky Bible. Uigeadail is the name of the source that gives the Ardbeg distillery its precious water. Uigeadail is also a subtle blend of 10 and 13 year old barrels as well as some 1970s barrels.
    Color: gold. Nose: The undiluted nose is deep and rounded - the flavor of chocolate caramel and barley sugar goes well with dates and grapes, accentuated by the soft notes of sherry. Then comes the roundness of leather and linseed oil. With a touch of water, the sweetness gives way to the malted honeycomb, the flavor of currants emerging through the smoky smoothness of a pudding with fruit well cooked in the fire. Palate: Soft, mellow and oily, with a silky taste on the palate. The sweet flavor of the beginning, which reveals accents of fruit cake and molasses, gives way to the smoky flavor of a barbecue or roast honey with a slight touch of olive. Finale: A long finish again, combining softness and dryness, with notes evoking honey, molasses and a silky touch.

  257. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sample from WillemvdK.

    Tasted with Ardbeg Uigeadail L10 151.
    • Nose
      Peat, pepper, sweet and smoke. Citrus, vanilla and spices.
    • Taste
      Peat, pepper, vanilla and meaty.
    • Finish
      Medium drying and long with spices, smoke and ashes.

  258. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      87 87

  259. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This one is a really good whisky and always a good buy. It's very special, that this heavily peated whisky is often liked by persons who don't like peated whiskies in general. The typical Ardbeg-combination of smoke and sweetness seems to be magic. On the other hand this young whisky stays superficial on the palate and keeping all the enthusiastic tasting notes of other maltheads in mind, I have to admit that this one first was a disappointment for me. So I had to put all the influence from other notes away.
    My final result then is that this one is a really good whisky, very well composed, it brings on a very good value for the money but in my eyes it is also heavily overrated thanks to the Ardbeg hysteria. I give it well earned 85 points.
    • Nose
      Earthy and sour notes at the beginning, aniseed, Seasalt and sweat. Espresso lungo. Tobacco ash. After some time a little bit of sherry shows up. Much more "silent" than expected, but very well composed. Nose isn't too complex though.
    • Taste
      No big peat blast as expected, but solid and dense tar with the impression of a burning sailing ship on the ocean. With the smoke disappearing a bit, "dark-red" or even "brown" fruits and sherry notes appear, guided by some whiffs of salt, raisins, moccha and turkish delight. Again there is a feeling of an extremely well composed, but "shy" malt. Despite its alcoholic strength (alcohol is perfectly embedded which is always a sign of quality for me) this one is a foil, not a broadsword. Becomes beefy at the end.Like a thick, medium rare grilled steak.
    • Finish
      The fading fits to all the impressions before. It starts with raisins then turning to a certain mild spiciness, a hint of oak and an impression of leather, ending with the typical ardbeg sweetness.

  260. DannyBacon scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Good spicy scent. Explosive taste, lots of wood and smoke. Strong. Feels a bit like sipping a smoky piece of wood, in a fantastic way! Could have been a bit more balanced in the aftertaste
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  261. ApricotOne scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      92 92

  262. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  263. Rom scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nice peaty nose, smoke, lemon, orange, rubber, earth and vanilla. Dilution brings back some Sherry rancio. Mouth powerful, oily, peaty and lemony. Middle on the rubber, the gentian, a vegetal side makes its appearance. Alcohol very well integrated, big scale. Long finish on peat smoke and ash. Very good, well balanced.

  264. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  265. hartist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An unavoidable Islay (which explains its success).
    • Nose
      Cake with candied fruit, alcoholic with a slightly aggressive alcohol that looks young. Then a cocktail of ripe fruit, citrus fruit (yuzu), caramel fudge, spices (vanilla, clove), candied fruits (oranges, lemons), grassy, ​​earthy and mineral notes (moss, lichen , ink, old leather). In the background smoke distant and discreet.
    • Taste
      This time a tarry and liquoraceous smoke arises immediately. It is accompanied by grassy and slightly bitter notes, fruits (tropical, citrus) while sweet honey sugar very subtly. It's finally quite simple, but greedy and enjoyable.
    • Finish
      Very long on a liquorice, earthy and fragrant smoke that has taken volume.

  266. Pdh scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    N Elegant tar, pear and hint of citrus
    T Creamy sweet tar
    F Long intensive creamy tar
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  267. Shane_IL scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is an amazing whisky, well worth the price. Very glad I gave it a shot. The melding of all the flavours is pure art. 
    • Nose
      Earthy peat, mineral rock, new leather, some anise, bit of sherry pushing through. Seaweed and dirty socks (that good Islay kind). Coffee. Bit of freshly laid road tar. Tobacco ash. Adding water brings out some more briny and sea side notes as well as some oak and fresh toast.
    • Taste
      Big peat blast, beautifully thick leather and smoke. A bit of malt is hanging around after the smoke clears, developing into some fruity sherry notes. Adding some water changes the order around, starting with the sweet sherry notes and developing into the smoke and leather.
    • Finish
      Takes off right as the sherry on the palate disappears and flows wonderfully into chewy leather, dark earthy peat and rich cigar smoke. Adding water makes the woody notes carry on through the finish and leaves a taste of wine and that cough syrup you used to like as a kid in the back of the throat .

  268. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  269. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A beefy balanced peated Islay whisky.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Smoked bacon, smoked seafish, brine, paint bucket, hay, ashes, stained spruce, tar
    • Taste
      Brine, smoke, liquorice, bonfire.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoked bacon, brine, ashes, sweet, burned marshmallows, tar.

  270. Peter87 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  271. irrerelevant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A lot of smoke, beautiful sherry sweetness, the impression of fresh barrels, great mixture of bourbon and sherry cask storage, seems to be young, but is very pleasant and gives the malt "strength", clear oak, very nice burners, the nose is great, Flammlachs !, heavy onset, campfire, ashes, vinous sweetness, vanilla, oak, caramel, some licorice and Zimz, mineral, tingle, sea air, bitterness of walnut or Brazil nut, despite the strong flavors is very balanced! Outstanding!

  272. sebbo23 scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  273. sbosse scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  274. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  275. Georges scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, sugar, coffee, cereals, tar, leather, tobacco
    • Taste
      Lemon, herbs, tar, ripe fruit, honey, lemon, liquorice
    • Finish
      Long, caramel, peat smoke, tar

  276. Sybramsky scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  277. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Far far superior to the last standard 10yo i had. There’s an awkward umami here with the modest sweetness losing out to the more dominant bitter sour which in turn is superseded by robust savoury=sweet malt. Its all held together by the oily, bitter, charred peat. Really good stuff.

    Scores a B+

  278. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great standard whisky from Ardbeg for an affordable price!
    • Nose
      Phenolic smoke, smoked bacon, fresh citrus notes at first, fruity sherry, cinnamon and vanilla, very light and dark chocolate too
      with a little water, the sherry tones get stronger
    • Taste
      first spicy smoke, then sweet fruity Sherr, some oak and dark chocolate, the alcohol is well integrated
    • Finish
      very long with smoked grape skins and still and in the longest lasting persistent bitter

  279. Dionysus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  280. Zumbar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  281. tiobane scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  282. Alex_alkis scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      98 98

  283. Whiskyinagogo scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A delightfully balanced peaty whisky. A far more creamy and refined offering over the standard 10 year old.
    • Nose
      Peat blast with sweet notes, some brine, tar, seaweed, and maybe a little rum.
    • Taste
      A sweet peat blast.
    • Finish
      A long peaty finish, quite malty, and creamy.

  284. taldish scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  285. C.H.M. scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Smoke and peat and so much more ..........

  286. dave3 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

  287. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  288. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  289. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Delicious.
    • Nose
      Fig, toffee, vanilla, bacon, basically all the main food groups are picked up on the nose.
    • Taste
      Herbal brine and oily on the palate, excellent mouth feel.
    • Finish
      Warm finish that is complex, pine nuts, smoke, salt.

  290. Marvin MacLight scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  291. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  292. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    More interesting than the Ardbeg Ten due to the sherry share.
    • Nose
      Balanced. Typical Ardbeg smoke. Balsamic. Cough drops. Lemon. Sherry. Dried fruits. Raisins. Cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Soft and oily. Peppery with smoke. Honey. Cereals. Nuts.
    • Finish
      A very easy start. Smoke and sherry keep the balance. Increasing strength. Espresso. Dark chocolate. Oak. Malt. Subtle honey sweetness in the background.

  293. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  294. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  295. jonre723 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    I really can't tell any difference between L9, L10, L11 and L12. I prefer the ones from L8 or earlier, but it's still the whisky I drink the most and the most bang for Your buck.

  296. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  297. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  298. Cast Olila scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  299. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Ardbeg Uigeadail Tasted 2014-06-08 @ Vaddern: deliciously complex, salty, nice and pleasantly smoky and spicy, sometimes clear cherry barrel
    89

  300. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  301. nathanyael scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  302. Taita scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Extremely strong taste and quite good drinkable wiithout water
    • Nose
      Peat, caramel, see weed, carbolic, Clafoutis, tobacco, vanilla, fudge, nutbar, orange
    • Taste
      peat, caramel, nougat, orange, liquorice, carbolic, leather, pepper, 
    • Finish
      Long, orange, carbolic, pepper leather

  303. ThS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky in spite of its youth but which does not have this small touch of unexpected which makes vibrate.
    Bottle of the lot L2010467
    • Nose
      Pure: massive, giving a feeling of heaviness and thickness. Ink and antiseptic first curtain, then peat smoke, bitter orange, vanilla, oak. Light notes of cocoa and honey. The whole is harmonious but simple enough. Quite close to the Laphroaig QA cask to tell the truth, with 14.2% more, which gives it more weight without giving it more complexity. Distillate probably very young.
      Diluted: salted butter caramel captures the olfactory space, with antiseptic in the background and smoke far behind. Always citrus notes: always orange (syrup for cough Hexapneumine ...), but also lemon.
    • Taste
      Pure: astringent and spicy at first. Smoke of peat, oak very present / Softening in the mouth after a while and shows 90% dark chocolate, liquorice stick, medicinal plants. Blend of Green Chartreuse and Vermouth.
      Diluted: supple but still a little spicy. Fewer medicinal plants and more licorice. Coffee.
    • Finish
      Pure: of good length. On licorice, medicinal plants, antiseptic and licorice.
      Diluted: liquorice and coffee. Pretty persistent bitterness.

  304. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 'Uigeadail' (54.2%, OB, +/-2013)
    No I haven't got any laser codes or whatnot, but this one is recent for
    sure. The latest version I've tried was bottled circa 2010 and I loved
    it (WF 92).

    Colour: gold.

    Nose: it's not complicated, and I guess
    there's less super-old Ardbeg than in earlier batches anyway, but
    balance was found, with some straight smoke (exhaust) and then a combo
    of vanilla fudge, custard and lemon curd. A little wet paint as well,
    some leather and just a little tobacco. Maybe it's narrower than the
    first Uigeadails but so far, so good. And I enjoy these black olives
    that come out after ten minutes. With water: swims perfectly. Putty,
    almonds, seashells...

    Mouth (neat): it's perfect. Simple, but perfect.
    Impressive mouth feel. Lemon zests, bitter herbs, tar, brine and
    liquorice. It's certainly less rich and opulent than the first
    Uigeadails from ten years ago, but I'm not sure it's lost anything. I
    enjoy this more chiselled style. With water: smoother, with some orange
    blossom honey, but the tarry and liquoricy side remains big. Also
    kumquats and bergamots. Finish: long, with even more tar and smoke.
    Comments: by far my favourite current/recent official Ardbeg. I think
    the styles change a bit, but quality remains evenly high, if I may say
    so. SGP:458 - 92 points.






    And now, let's unleash the old beasts!

    whiskyfun.com

  305. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Just amazing! 

    (Rating interval 88-90)
    • Nose
      sweet peat, smoky grass and tar. Spices and smoked salty licorice.
    • Taste
      Extremely powerful and full bodied whisky. Again, smoky tar, shell fish, grass (hay), smoked salmon, licorice, baked apples and walnuts.
    • Finish
      Warm, long and lingering with mixed pepper corns, heavily smoked aniseed and fennel. A finish can not possibly be longer than this. 

  306. n1d0 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Cherry pie, smoke and ash, raisins, warm apple and banana. Oak. Even with water very alcoholic but more exotic fruits.

    Body: Medium/heavy weight.

    Taste: Peaty apple pie, very warming. Sour and salt with a hint of pepper.

    Finish: Long. Peat and smoke, ending with tobacco.

    Verdict: Giving this dram enough time is extremely rewarding. I prefer the Corryvreckan though.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      86 86

  307. wheatfield scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Pours medium gold, significantly darker than same-year 10 y/o.  Nose is sharp, full of ocean coast, diesel, alcohol heat.  Sharp and refined.  Some baked apple beneath.  Mouth is similarly sharp and refined, with more smoke, peat, coastal notes, and something that I'm calling diesel fuel.  Definitely a fruit element as well, seems most like baked apples with some apple pie spices perhaps.  Not fruit forward though.  Strong and pretty aggressive palate, finish is long and hot, pure and refined.  Much chewier than the recent 10 y/o.  Quite good actually!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  308. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Single dram note from an Uigeadail vertical tasting:
    L3 283 00:43 4ML
    neat: 86/87. w water: 87
    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.20) content into a Tasting Note
    • Nose
      ethanol, plastic, ash, peat
      w water: cocoa, banana
    • Taste
      strong alc, salty/sour, malty,
    • Finish
      tobacco, iodine, more malt, slight sherry influence
      w water: more sherry noticeable

  309. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and smoky aroma, red apples, tar, butter, vanilla, fir branches, malt, cardamom and charred oak. Honey sweet and smoky taste, eucalyptus, pepper, grapefruit, orange, applepie, vanilla and parsley. Long, spicy, smoky and malty end.

  310. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes here:

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

  311. nijholtm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    an incredible whisky.
    • Nose
      the first aroma that came to my mind is parquet: lumber with oil/polish. The woodiness continues with pines and rosin. Behind this oily character I get some raspberry and raisins.
    • Taste
      in the mouth the whisky starts with pepper and smoke. Then there is a certain flavour, full-bodied and greasy. Like fried breadcrumbs and almonds. Now the whisky is evolving into soft chocolate fudge, followed by cinnamon-chocolate milk.
    • Finish
      long with honey and barbecue bacon.

  312. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wow amazing, love this Ardbeg. I offered to build a display case for

    miniatures at a liquor store in town and agreed for some cash and a

    bottle of scotch. This was my choice, and glad it was. This version is

    spectacular, not for the novice though

  313. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg
    from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smokey
    finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water
    flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of the
    Airigh nam Beist this probably represents the best value in the core
    range.

  314. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke and smoked fish in the background. Not as intense as many Ardbegs

             
    • Taste
      That's better. The sweet peat I expect, with creamy vanilla. Quite fruity (hard to pin down, just generally fruity!). Some liquorice
    • Finish
      Long and smoky. Makes my inner ear tingle (!!) - hot

  315. Roman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    better than the 2007er, because much more balanced
    • Nose
      it's fresh, hay, mown grass, a hint of peat
    • Taste
      pleasant peat note, nice sweet, very balanced with a lot of aromas
    • Finish
      long, very sweet and delicious

  316. SilentStill scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Of the standard OA Ardbegs, surely one of the front scratching the 90 points.
    • Nose
      very fresh, well-balanced peat smoke, fresh breadcrumbs, overall nice
    • Taste
      Between the ever-present peat smoke there are moist, earthy aromas, nuances of sherry sweetness, Hansaplast patches immediately after the tearing off of the protective strips
    • Finish
      It can be described as long, especially the slightly sweet peat-smoke note keeps its throat strong

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