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. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
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.
With water the sweetness gives way to malted honeycomb, with flowering currants emerging through the smoky sweetness of a well-fired fruit pudding.
Taste: 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.
Customer Reviews: (33 reviews)
I like Batch 5, 6 & 8. As Batch 8 reveals more sherry note, very farmyard like, smoked ham and nicely peatiness. Touch of saltiness. Gorgeous cask strength by Ardbeg!
- James, Malaysia, 9 days ago
Loved the Ardbeg 10yr so I thought I would treat myself to the Uigeadail, Corryvreckan and Galileo. So glad I did! This is an immense whisky and packs a serious punch. If you like the heavily peated Southern Islay style you need to try this. For what you get it's also cracking value.
- The Colonel, 6th May
Batch L8 really top notch sherry style. One of the most heavy sherry one if compare to the rest release. Great value from Ardbeg!
- Tom, Taiwan, 22nd April
Subtle cozy leather chair meet BBQ pit in my mouth. Yum!
- Zeek, 1st April
Super sweet, medium peat and smoke....one of my favourite flavour combinations in a whisky. Lovely
- anonymous, 2nd March
I was a massive fan of Laphroaig 18yo and tried this at the suggestion of my brother in law, this destroys the Laphroaig 18yo (which I still love). One word - amazing. If you have 50 quid to buy one bottle of whisky, look no further, this is it.
- Aaron, 29th Oct '12
Ardbeg, I don't know how you can sustain such a quality spirit without compromising the nose, taste, and finish. This truly amazes me. Superb whisky.
- anonymous, 8th Feb '12
Perfume espetacular. Sabor inicial deixa uma oleosidade aveludada mantendo sabor prolongado, mas o final é meio enjoativo.
- Brazil, 5th Jan '12
Wow. Nose - refreshing. Taste - Invigorating. Finish - Unforgettable. Read below, I'm not alone. :-)
- anonymous, 30th Nov '11
New to whiskey,caol ila and laphroaig after(and1 smokey SMWS) I decided for a Uigeadail after hearing its reputation.
The best whiskey ever.favours are unbelievable
nose:smoke with hint of toffee and dry raisen,palate:smooth peaty Christmas pudding with salty breeze end,finish:long -smoke on sides of tongue n caramel balancing on tongue tip.
Absolutely brilliant.A must for whiskey lovers.
- D (Ardbeg mad), 26th Sep '11
This ones a little different; pleasant nose, gives a honey sweetness and warm light smoke. Taste is slightly creamy and initially very peppery like the 10 but with an extra sweetness coming in to add balance mmm. Finish is long but marred by quite distinct bitterness that comes in towards the end. Adding water brings sweetness and smoke more forward but at the expense of the pepper. Does not reduce the bitter edge in the finish.
- James D., 5th Aug '11
This is, for me, ABSOLUT the best whisky !
- Nono, 17th Jun '11
Very balance smoky nose, very complex fragrant taste n a very deep punch in the chest. One of the best.
- Josh Lai, 17th May '11
Amazing stuff. For me, second only th Bruichladdich Black Art
- anonymous, 9th Mar '11
this one better than the pricy supernova...if you look @ the price this one seems ok...but if you consider the palate,finish
- saha, 8th Mar '11
Outstanding stuff!! Perfect balance of sweetness and smoke. Get it before its gone, stock of this quality will only diminish over time. It is very sweet smoky and malty (sign of youth) with some Christmas cake notes.
- anonymous, 6th Feb '11
Every time i buy a bottle of Uigeadail i ask myself why i drink anything else.It has everything,not the most complex but plenty of power,always puts a smile on my face.
- anonymous, 2nd Feb '11
Uigedeail...quite possibly the most magnificent whisky ever produced. Deep luxurious smokey tarry undertones overlayed with sweet rich flavours of dried fruit, sherry, candied cherries, mincemeat and Christmas cake. Powerful and full with a very long lingering finish. This offering takes Scotch to a whole new level far past the pedestrian offerings which tend to fill the shelves of both vendors and collectors.
- Zunak, 15th Jan '11
A stunning dram,enclosing Ardbeg's magnificence.One of my favours.Don't be afraid of the strength,it's perfectly balanced.
- Alexandros G., 9th Jan '11
I am not a fan of sherry-taste, but this malt has an amazing finish that comes after the swallowing like a nuclear mushroom. Really nice and balance nose as well. The best Ardbeg i have already taste.