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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
90.73/100
votes
144
Whiskybase ID
WB5895
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.09.2008
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8 084 02:47 4ML
Barcode
5010494220278
Added on
02 Jan 2009 11:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 169.48

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365 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.73 points

  1. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice smoked ham nose, marine aroma and slightly medicinal.

    Nice and salty in the mouth, pleasantly smoky, somewhat fruity with strong but well integrated alcohol. Salty, smoky, long finish. The longer the bottle is open, the more I like it. Significantly better than most bottlings after 2008. I gave 89 points at first, but improved to 90 in the opened bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I have a blind sample in the glass.
    Use the 1920 Blenders glass
    1. Smell idea: Ardbeg
    But slowly ... see details below

    Conclusion: I will stay with Ardbeg. The Ardbog is fruity / cherry in my memory. So Uigi. But in great. Probably an old ...
    If the washing powder note didn't bother me, it would be 90+ points ...
    • Nose
      86 86
      First sweetness on the nose, then smoke, smoke becomes stronger, clear on the peaty side. Islay.
      Alcohol incorporated relatively well. Honey, citrus, menthol. Salty? In any case, slightly maritime. A couple of fruits. Off-note: washing powder.
      After a sip, the barrel comes through better in the nose. More flavor.
    • Taste
      93 93
      But more alcohol. Decent start. Smoky front, then caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. Sherry barrel! On the better side. Spicy oak, less fruity. Alt. Less sweet than expected on the nose. Complex.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The peat smoke comes through again. Spice still present. Again the washing powder. Lasts a long time. A touch of chocolate comes back. I like it, but not as complex in terms of aromatics

  3. sphinx scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Joband scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very good Ardbeg
    • Nose
      With water: deep smokiness increases in intensity,reminiscent of a Christmas pudding on fire. Tarry smoke and diesel engine oil enter the room bringing smells of an age gone by.Rich flowering currants and warm baked bananas,walnut bread  coffee notes like mocha expresso.
    • Taste
      Flavour is sweet as a cake.Begins to soak into the tongue.A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey glaze smoked food and chewy treacle.
    • Finish
      Long and chewy with lingering raisiny, deep mocha tones and rich aromatic smoke. Perfect in balans

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A big step up from the Ardbeg 10 I recently tasted, which was already pretty good. This has more balance, depth and richness. Better in every which way.
    • Nose
      Salted peanuts and toasted oak accompanied by campfire smoke. It's followed by moss and pinewood with earl grey tea. Some sweet sherry notes, almost like red wine. And a hint of varnish too. Wonderful balance.
    • Taste
      Peat, iodine, rubber and wood smoke. Briny with ginger and pepper. Finally some burned caramel and toffee.
    • Finish
      Rubber and peat. Earthy. Some lemon and vanilla. Long, smoky and sweet.

  8. st7 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Alex scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This 2008 version has more fruits, a lovely sweetness and is richer with an excellence balance and very long finish, compared to the 2010 - 2012 bottling's

  10. Thewowbar1986 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

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