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Ardbeg Uigeadail

(70cl, 54.2%)

Ardbeg Uigeadail

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Ardbeg Uigeadail Bottling Note

This stunning expression from Islay's Ardbeg distillery on the Kildalton Coast is named after a nearby loch (pronounced "Oog-a-dal"). It's the perfect example of how sweet and savoury notes can work together spectacularly - you'll find Ardbeg's maritime salinity intact here, combined with dried fruit notes imparted by time spent in sherry casks. Kind of like when you mix sweet popcorn and salty popcorn together, it results in something absolutely wonderful.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Multifaceted, notes of peat and little flourishes of dark sugar, freshly ground espresso beans, cereal notes and a most sophisticated tar.

Palate: Led by sweet, ripe fruit and black forest honey. A good helping of malt. The throne then usurped by a powerful peat and smoked barley.

Finish: Very long, caramel and malt weave their way through peat smoke and dark sugar and just a hint of fresh espresso coffee before it finally peters out.

Overall: Such deft balance! How wonderful to sample Ardbeg so beautifully complimented by sherry.

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Ardbeg Uigeadail Reviews

One of my all time favourites

Love it. It’s smoky of course but not just for smokiness sake like some Islays—rather, it has an amazing blend of flavours. Really love the Sherry influence. After trying about 230-40 scotches, this is in my top 3

22nd April 2022

I changed my opinion

Have to say my first impression on opening was 'not a fan' but gave it another try a few weeks later with a drop of water and it seems to have changed totally. Its one that in my opinion needs time to open up with oxygen and needs to calm down a bit before I can fully appreciate. I have since changed my opinion and enjoyed many times and csn appreciate the quality

16th April 2022

Aggressively smoked

This took quite a while to get used to. I'm not sure I'll buy it again but it really was one heck of an experience. If you're a fan of smoky, slightly herby, sweet and aggressive whiskies then you really should buy one of these.

3rd April 2022

Recommended for Islay enthusiasts...

A Christmas gift for me. Recommended by a savvy whisky friend. Not disappointed. Yes, the Islay peat, smoke and salt but just a bit sweet. Added just a few drops of water to open up the flavour.

25th December 2021

They seem to have purged all the Ardbeg-ness from this

I think you need to update your tasting notes on this.

This bares no resemblance to the last bottle I had a few years ago, or to the tasting notes above.

The nose is faint. Just a little malt coming through.

The pallet is very subtle for 54%. Mostly, I detect a sour note.

The finish is long, mostly tasting watery, akin to something resembling Laphroaig.

To me, Ardbeg was always signified by a tar and phenolic weirdness, very distinct from other Islays. Though the 10yo changed 10 years ago to be more subtle, Uigeadal still had that full on vibe, complemented by the sherry finish. Instead, this now tastes as if they have purged all that away - maybe by cutting away the foreshots and feints. What's left is something very akin to one of Laphroaig's budget offerings, only watery with it.

Hearing that Ardbeg are adding new stills in order to double production, suggests to me volume and profit are now everything to them. LVMH may be coining it, but at at the cost of killing Ardbeg, in search of mass market appeal. A travesty.

19th December 2021

I'm a convert

Never been convinced by the Ardbeg marketing, or the ridiculous prices for the limited editions - but this really is pretty good.

12th November 2021

Wow

BBQ bacon thing going on. A great experience, the bottle disappears pretty quick.

21st October 2021

Work of art

After having the 10yr and 8yr old Ardbeg, it was time to try the Uigeadail after hearing so much good feedback. I can confirm this is an absolute gem of a whisky.. fruity, peaty, full of flavour, well balanced and rich. Add some water, wait 20 mins or so and the flavour opens up into what can only be described as god level whisky. This will always have a place on my shelf. Buy this if you enjoy fine scotch.

10th October 2021

One I will buy again

So I tried this maybe 2013 and didn’t like it as much as I wasn’t acclimatised to peat.

However it’s 2021. And now I love it.

High abv, no age statement however don’t let that deter you and a nice mix of peat and Sherry.

One thing I would say about this is experiment with the water - you can drink it neat and it’s good however I prefer a little. If it takes too much water it tastes just of peat and you loose the Sherry… take my tip …

Ant

30th August 2021

Best Ardbeg ever, ever.

This bottle right here is why i got into whisky, taste like a dark storm on the Irish sea, with a sweet lady waiting for you at home.
Legendary whisky.

7th August 2021

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