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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Overall rating
90.04/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
01.04.2015
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L61355
Added on
27 Nov 2015 8:36 am by Ailios
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,95

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49 × member ratings

249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.04 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful dram, beautiful combination of peat (smoke), fruitiness and sweetness. And that for that price ...
    • Nose
      Peat, wood fire, smoke, red fruit, citrus. Sweet, vanilla. Smoked meat now too, and learn.
    • Taste
      Salmiak kick at the beginning, chocolate. Peat, Sturdy, initially peppery, later softer. Grilled meat, red fruit.
    • Finish
      Slightly peppery, long, peat, smoke, roasted meat. Also fruity, peach, red fruit. And salty.

  3. Gerhans scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      96 96

  4. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This Ardbeg is an Ardbeg through and through. Among the smokers certainly one of the best and best to drink malts.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  6. drkrylov scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intensely smoky. Dry, clean, tangy smoke.
    • Taste
      Firm, very smooth, then explodes on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Hot. Alcoholic.

  7. drkrylov scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

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