- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Cask
- 54.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L4 315
- Added on
- 06 Dec 2008 1:20 pm
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66 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points
- About to finish my second bottle of L4 Uigeadail. It is a great whisky. Period.
- I tasted the Ardbeg 77 Vintage just before this one, and if the 77 is better yet, this was no shame at all for this killer dram. One that ends the day. You can't taste anything after this, it's so powerful.
No need for water at all. I just love it.
Peated and dry sherry style, like FIno. There has to be very old whisky in it. It is so complex. in a dirty way. Far from being perfect, I love the nose for these little "mistaking" aromas of rubber and dirty peat.
Probably some Old Bottle Effect rounds it well now as compared to it ten years ago. It served the malt, this is awesome. Orange, Smoked Lime, straight and round. How powerful... Explosive.
Probably the best part. Huge length, salty, deep. Kind of good oxydation like a Jura Vin Jaune. What a complex finish.
- Single dram note from an Uigeadail vertical tasting:
L4 188 07:25 4ML
neat: 83. w water: 86
Transferring previous Note (2011.12.20) content into a Tasting Note
linseed, vulcanized rubber, barley, peat, leather,
w water: malt seems to come to the fore
strong alc, barley, peat, malt
w water: some mint notes come into play
peat, leather, spices, popcorn
w water: more meaty & feels thicker
- The L4 bottling got surprisingly much more sherry to it than later bottlings do. All in all it appears a bit more demanding and sophisticated.
It is said that in the early years of the Uigeadail Ardbeg used some older (sherry) casks for the vatting. This would explain why there are such obvious differences between the first and the latest vattings.
- Fruity and smoky aroma, ripe banana, pear, vanilla, tar, pine wood, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut, green apple and gorgonzola. Vanilla sweet and smoky taste, eucalyptus, pepper, malt, oat porridge and hops. Long, malty, spicy and smoky end.
- Tasting notes here:
- 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
- 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