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: (40 reviews)
I honestly think this is the best whisky I have ever tasted. It needs a little bit of water to open it up and reduce the dominant alcohol impact. With water the sweetness hits first, then smoke and peat with a malty and fruity taste charging through, It is robust, it is smokey and heavily peated and it is fantastic. Best ever.......get some (-:
- anonymous, 1st March
As an Islay enthusiast I was expecting a lot and I got a lot more than I wanted. Very spirituous and rather harsh on the nose. Cannot say that I like it all frankly.
- Bob, 16th January
This is the whisky for me smooth and what can you say it's like velvet one of my favorite whisky's also like the talisker 18 year old.
- Kevin Ingham , 25th Dec '13
This is just shaming everything else on my shelf right now. Sweet, smokey with an incredible finish. I taste something new in there every time.
- JJD, 9th Dec '13
Just had a bottle delivered, which i sampled straight away.
Wowww,,,sweet, smokey, smooth & very easy going.
You don't get much better than this.
- Rick., 8th Oct '13
Had this yesterday for the first time. Like a journey that I never wanted to end...
- anonymous, 4th Oct '13
Ardbeg Uigeadail is the finest whisky I have ever tasted !--Absolutely wonderful!
- anonymous, 27th Jun '13
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, 13th May '13
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 '13
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 Apr '13
Subtle cozy leather chair meet BBQ pit in my mouth. Yum!
- Zeek, 1st Apr '13
Super sweet, medium peat and smoke....one of my favourite flavour combinations in a whisky. Lovely
- anonymous, 2nd Mar '13
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.