Ardbeg Uigeadail

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
05 jun 2017 6:34 pm by Nikolaos

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€ 99.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Uigeadail

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.24 points

  1. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soot, peat, smoke, orange pulp, a little ozone, wet wood, gouache, lemon, vanilla notes, cardboard. 22
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet, powerful. Smoky-peat motifs, pepper, match heads, salt, citrus, hint of metal (old copper coin). 21
    • Finish
      Very long, warming, phenolic, slightly astringent at the end. 22
      A pleasant, balanced, though somewhat one-sided, chimney. Balance 21.
      Total 86

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    1563) Ardbeg, Uigeadail, The Ultimate (2017)
    My last Uigeadail were 5 years ago...
    • Nose
      N- Nutty, herb-y and dark. Scents of rusty vessels covered with mud, and flows of blade-y breeze of sea smokes nuances. Seems subtle with underlying murkiness. May be not as clean as I preferred from Ardbeg, but a different dimension are always a treats. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Tingling mouthwash that wee stinging and painful at the beginning, sooth out to wood fire toasted herbs, tar, iodine and tobacco. Sherry sweet dried fruits and raisin emerge at the tail. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, elementary dried fruits... ya, I am expecting more as this is Ardbeg. But credit to the mesmerizing herbs smokes that warm the throat with return of baked shells nuances. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21 Still good, but seems a tad too sweet.

      Weighted Rate- 83pt

  3. Highlander65 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Powerful, smoky peat and sherry fight, now one prevails now the other in a magnificent and fluctuating balance
    • Nose
      On the nose the scent of peat is very powerful, you can feel the sweetness of sherry, an English soup
    • Taste
      On the palate peat feels much more, good smoky taste, from bacon, malt, alcohol burns enough on the tongue
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, robust finish

  4. Gregers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A dram that can always be found on my open bottle shelf, just amazing value and a true pleaser.

    Review: https://youtu.be/eAnJ0eP5rLE
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very nice layer of peat smoke, hay, seawater, light lemon zest. Light acetone, vanilla, sultanas, also a mineral note, and very light honey. Fantastic nose.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very nice alcohol level, just a small bite to begin with, but then it opens up with warmth and black pepper, a large dose of sweetness, cane sugar, but also sweet apples. The balance is perfect between the sweetness and the peat smoke. Light toffee, freshly cut grass, hay, vanilla, lots of barley, and a bit of oak. Second chew brings a vague hint of sulphur, but not unpleasant. Then considerable medicinal notes, a good dose of brine, very light lemon and mint, but mainly it's just juicy and smoky. Wonderful. Third chew gets a bit more oily, thicker, also drier around the gums, a bit more peppery, more medicinal, but also shows caramellized almonds and sugar roasted bananas. Super nice.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Warm and very long. Freshly cracked black pepper, honey, medicinal smoke, sweet apple juice, mint, freshly cut grass, sugar roasted bananas, and a tiny hint of fig jam. Great finish.

  5. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice dry, strong and spicy malt ... very masculine
    • Nose
      Smoky-sweet with a slight musty smell. In the beginning it is rather monotonous, but then vanilla comes along and it gets a bit more floral or sweet
    • Taste
      Smoky and very dry with a certain spiciness and the musty as in the fragrance you can taste good here.
      In addition, slightly bitter, in the undertone marzipan and a little oak comes to light
    • Finish
      Medium finish, relatively dry and slightly musty.

  6. coldsun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty smell of fruits, citruses then sweet malt and light peat. Taste is oiled and smooth where items listed above are opened. Cask strength gives a very pleasant fire to this drink. Finish is very good with different fruit and honey notes but could be longer.

  7. aszokoly scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Ardbeg Uigedail

    Nose: Lemon, lime, apple, pear, and then sweet malt and sweet Tokaji wine. A hint of crisp salty air, but very little tell-tale medicinal, oily, smoky, or earthy aroma, if any... even after letting it open. Surprisingly fruity and sweet, for Ardbeg, even knowing it's sherry-finished. There is a bit of old charred cask scent behind it all, but no bandaids or campfires, shockingly, and... sadly.The nose is delightful actually, but shockingly polite, reminding me more of an eau de vie than an Islay scotch.

    Taste & Body: Very similar to the 10yr at first, but much less graphite and turf, with flamboyantly obvious fruit like percieved in the nose. The oiliness is subdued by comparison, though by no means thin. Luckily, the familiar brine is still full on here. The more present and loud fruit and malt flavors create a harmony unheard in the Ten, distracting from the bold soloists of oiliness, fish bones, and weeds. The sour, sweet, floral, herbal, medicinal flavors are all there, but in concert as a choir rather than the war cry of the front-line. Enhanced honey-like, pomaceous sweetness seems to bring forward sharp and acidic raw cocoa, sour white burley tobacco, and a markedly more noticeable meyer lemon flesh flavor (than percieved in the Ten).Rather than decisive, serial assaults, strikes to the senses, the approach of the Uigeadail is concerted, marching in a phalanx at you to the tune of snare and fife rather than charging with bloody war-cry, bolstered by hogskin drum and war-horn.

    Finish: Though I can set aside my preferences and expectations for the nose and taste, I will have to say, some points are lost on the finish.There's nothing overly wrong, but nothing noticeably right either. The finish is so short, there are only moments before you may forget you've had a sip at all... and that's especially shocking when you consider how at least some salt and smoke should be the feathers stuck to your tarred tongue!

    Overall:The flavors are big and deep, but very tight. Definitely, the coordination has finesse and reminds me of Talisker in this way, but not necessarily what one might have come to appreciate from Ardbeg.The concert of flavors definitely makes for what some may call a more "refined" product, but I also would say that it makes for a less "robust" product where none of the elements shine brightly for any moment in their own rights. Let's call your typical Islay William Wallance, and the Uigeadail is Robert the Bruce?4/5
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun.com : Ardbeg 'Uigeadail' (54.2%, OB, +/-2017) Four stars Ah Uigeadail! Used to be glorious when they were still adding old casks and good sherry, and in my book, it was still glorious around 2013 (WF 92). Let’s see if anything changed… Colour: pale gold. Uigie is getting paler and paler… Nose: it’s probably narrower than its older bros and sisters, and rather less expressive, perhaps less ‘black’, perhaps peatier, and certainly less sherried. There’s still this feeling of bacon infused in lapsang souchong, though… With water: tarry ropes. That’s very Ardbeg. Mouth (neat): there’s been some modernisation happening, once again, as the oak feels more, with its cortege of spices (always the same culprits, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom)… The rest remains really nice, although some complexity may have been lost along the years. More lapsang than smoked fish and camphor, if you see what I mean. With water: same feeling, but bigger. A little bitter oak, and a little more chocolate, which is very Uigeadail indeed. Finish: rather medium, which is surprising. Liquorice and salted lemon juice in the aftertaste. Comments: fewer subtleties, but this famous expression is still a lovely peater. Just not a glorious one that stands out anymore. SGP:457 - 86 points.

  9. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant dram but far from Uigedail peaty monster of 2013 backwards.

    Uigedail characteristics are present but intensity at nose, body and finish are some points below older versions.


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