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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB56228
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Bourbon + sherry
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8 258
Added on
12 Jul 2014 2:09 pm by jonre723
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 130.00

6 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Best Uggie out of the 15 editions (I think) they have done now. It won double gold, and thank goodness I have another one closed!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fresh cut grass, with a small amount of an oak campfire, lemon zest, with some citrus added into it. Like eating an apple on a beach!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Now we get down to why Ardbeg is an Islay!! Some good old sweet smoke (usually only tasteable in the 1977 and 78 Begs) lime peel, some Douglass fir, chocolate ash.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long and drawn out. Refreshing creamsicle with some peppery goodness to it! chocolate herbs and some mint to go along with it!

  2. wbarchive_407045 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Best Uigeadail available, I beleive this is the year it won double gold in San Fran, and it shows
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh cut grass with the hint of an oak campfire, brown sugar, lime zest, and tarish.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and smokey, dark bitter chocolate, blackberries, pine nuts, sugar, resin, and a hint of toasted black pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Creamy and long, with the smoke turning into a more backdrop for the chocolate and herbs.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For Uigeadail in general, I wrote something in the standard version, this should be about the differences of the batches, so they are particularly highlighted. They are not quite as heavy as it sounds, it is already a similar whisky, but L8 already tastes clearly of older whisky and more sherry casks, but still both delicious whiskys. The difference of the recently compared Ben Nevis 10 variants, however, I found much clearer.
    • Nose
      Comparison L8258 2008 against L65506 04/05/2016:
      L8 is much darker than L6, the usual Einschenktropfen smells and tastes clearly fruity (red berries), the L6 not at all, harsh, dull, smoky
      In the glass: Camp fire smoke, L6 ashier, fresher, sharper, in addition to greens - grass, lime peel, tree needles, L8 sweeter, softer, a bit greasy, the smoke brown sugar and dark berries ... time brings easy approach - for L6 a bit more depth and Sweetness towards chocolate, for L8 also a hint of coniferous forest
    • Taste
      a lot of smoke, a lot of sweetness, L6 rather creamy, white and milk chocolate, ashes, bitter, resin, fir needles, white pepper, L8 first super soft and silky, the dark berries very short on the tongue, then brown sugar, herbal liqueur, then getting sharper and bitter, black pepper, herb bitters to cough syrup, resin
    • Finish
      long, peppery, creamy-sweet turning into bitter, L6 somewhat resinous, L8 more herbs, cough drops

  4. ManoCornuta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This batch was sold 130 euros in March 2016 whiskyauctions

  5. jonre723 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    My Uigeadail batch of choice. Please let me know if You have spare bottles. :)

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