- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon & Sherry Casks
- 54.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 27 Nov 2015 8:36 am by Ailios
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.04 points
- Beautiful dram, beautiful combination of peat (smoke), fruitiness and sweetness. And that for that price ...
Peat, wood fire, smoke, red fruit, citrus. Sweet, vanilla. Smoked meat now too, and learn.
Salmiak kick at the beginning, chocolate. Peat, Sturdy, initially peppery, later softer. Grilled meat, red fruit.
Slightly peppery, long, peat, smoke, roasted meat. Also fruity, peach, red fruit. And salty.
- Nose: best nose in whisky. I love the standard nose of the Ardbeg 10, to me it's so much more complex than a Bowmore, Lagavulin or Laphroaig can manage. The Uigeadail's sherry influence builds on that nose rather than taking away from it (which some sherry casked whisky certainly have issues with). It makes the nose much more complex, with hints of peatsmoke (obviously), ripe apples/pears, lime/citrus, cereal and sugar and coffee. There's also a fresh tobacco hint which reminds me of the pipe leaf tobacco my grandfather used to smoke.
Taste: A darkish honey, coffee, tobacco, incredibly tasty smoke and sweet barley. Sweet ripe fruit makes the dram come full circle and binds the initial tastes together to a heavenly complex and rewarding taste.
Finish: The finish is stellar really. Ripe sweet fruit and caramel start off the aftertaste but the sweet sweet peat smoke, leather, coffee (espresso) beans and fresh tobacco linger on for minutes.
Overal: My favorite NAS, my favorite Ardbeg and probably my favorite whisky below the €100 mark. This is probably the ultimate expression of the wonders of Islay.
- This Ardbeg is an Ardbeg through and through. Among the smokers certainly one of the best and best to drink malts.
Powerful, smoke, peat, sweet. Ardbeg is already very fine for strong spirits. After a stressful day at work, it is sometimes good to box into the whisky sandbag. Marjoram, thyme, some black pepper, sea salt. And once more bacon prunes are roasted over a slightly peaty campfire.
The Ardbeg is immediately tingling throughout the mouth, then come the medical gauze bandages, marjoram, sea salt, bacon, smoke. When I drank this ardbeg for the first time almost a year ago, it was too strong undiluted. Now he fits perfectly. Times are changing. But the basic tone remains: power, smoke, salt, peat, sherry, plums, emergency medicine.
Also in the finish from the Nosingglas dominated the Rauchig-Medical, supplemented by beautiful sherry and plum sweetness. Oak bitterness and the saltiness of a few shed tears follow.
Intensely smoky. Dry, clean, tangy smoke.
Firm, very smooth, then explodes on the tongue.