Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon / Sherry Casks
54.2 % Vol.
4500 ml
Old Label
Added on
15 jun 2015 1:14 pm

Average value

€ 659.22

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.52 points.

  1. pyrotukker scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

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  3. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 95 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


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