smoky
peaty
sherry
sweet
phenols
honey
fruit cake
oily
leather
Spiral Ardbeg Uigeadail Whisky

Ardbeg

Uigeadail Whisky

Tasting Notes

Smell / Nose
The undiluted nose is deep and rounded – chocolate caramels and barley sugar combine with dates, raisins and smooth sherry notes. Later, you find leather and linseed oil.  Add a few drops of water and the sweetness gives way to malted honeycomb, with flowering currants emerging through the smoky sweetness of a well-fired fruit pudding.
 
Taste / Palate
Sweet, chewy and oily with a silky mouthfeel. The flavour is initially sweet, revealing fruit cake and treacle. This is followed by barbecued or honey roast food with the slightest hint of olives.
 
Finish
Again long, both sweet and dry with honey, treacle and a trace of lint.
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The distillery itself dates back to the final years of the eighteenth century; it even closed for a short period of time in the 80s. The site's water source, Loch Uigeadail, is superb and has the honour of having a Whisky named after it.

A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smokey finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning Whisky and following the demise of the Airigh nam Beist this probably represents the best value in the core range.
 
  • Style
    Peated Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    54.2%
  • Distillery
    Ardbeg
  • Bottler
    Ardbeg
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

Ardbeg

Uigeadail Whisky

(0.7l, 54.2%)


9.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ardbeg Uigeadail Whisky
Chris
A true gem of an Islay. This isn't a "punch you in the face" smoke like most Islays, but has depths of character that can easily be revealed especially when paired with a cigar.
anonymous
One of the best drops I've ever tasted.
Zak
When it comes to Islay, it's easy to get lost in the smoke. This is one of the finer examples of full flavor propelled forward from the afterburn of the kiln.
anonymous
Ok
anonymous
Regular Ardbeg is already an impressive Islay, but sip this one and your in heaven instantly.
Pawan
Smoky Complicated sweet But just awesome piece of heaven
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