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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
89.59/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB5285
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2004
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4 315
Barcode
5010494220278
Added on
06 Dec 2008 1:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 302.00

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66 × member ratings

188 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.59 points

  1. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    About to finish my second bottle of L4 Uigeadail. It is a great whisky. Period. 

  3. Owidram scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Probably the best part. Huge length, salty, deep. Kind of good oxydation like a Jura Vin Jaune. What a complex finish.

  4. alectron scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      linseed, vulcanized rubber, barley, peat, leather,
      w water: malt seems to come to the fore
    • Taste
      strong alc, barley, peat, malt
      w water: some mint notes come into play
    • Finish
      peat, leather, spices, popcorn
      w water: more meaty & feels thicker

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Malt Hans scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes here:

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

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 89 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

  9. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 93 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.

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