Ardbeg Uigeadail

70cl / 54.2%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Uigeadail
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A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrels and sherry butts which gives a sweet and smoky finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of Airigh nam Beist, this probably represents the best value in the core range.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Chill Filtered
No
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
  • Meat Meat

Ardbeg Uigeadail Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Chocolate-covered caramel and barley sugar with smoky leather, raisins and linseed oil.

    Palate: Chewy and oily with rich fruit-cake sweetness leading to honey and barbecue smoke.

    Finish: Long, dry and sweet with honey and treacle.

  • Tasting Notes from the Producer

    Nose: Rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics. At full strength, the initial aroma is a beguiling mix of warm Christmas cake and walnut oil fused with fresh ocean spice, cedar and pine needles, followed by a smoky coal fire and a deep scent of well-oiled leather. The sweetness of treacle toffee and chocolate-coated raisins bring indulgence through the smoke. With water, the deep smokiness increases in intensity, reminiscent of Christmas pudding on fire; flowering currants and warm baked banana-and-walnut bread.

    Palate: Full-flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours. The flavour is initially sweet as Christmas cake begins to soak into the tongue. A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey-glazed smoked food and chewy treacle.

    Finish: Amazingly long and chewy with lingering raisin, deep mocha tones and rich aromatic smoke into the perfectly integrated finish.

112 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 April

    Amazing

  • 5
    26 March

    Delightful subtle smoke, blended to sweet tobacco. Its simply the best.

  • 5
    13 March

    A sweet and smoky gem. A fantastic dram, I'd highly recommend it.

  • 5
    14 February

    I love the sweet, smoky, meaty taste. I could taste banana bread once my nose clears of smoke. Delicious

  • 5
    11 January

    One of the best drams I have tasted.

  • 5
    30 December 2018

    Big fan of Islay and Skye scotches, I love the smoke. This one combines the iodine with a butter-and-honey softness that is a very nice way to finish off an evening.

  • 5
    27 December 2018

    I’ve had many whiskeys and I absolutely love Ardbeg. This is now my second bottle of Uigeadail and it won’t be my last and I’ve had the Corryvreckan which is another great whisky. I love the peat smell and the after taste is sublime. Go ahead and buy it – it’s a phenomenal whisky and the best price on any website; you won’t regret it.

  • 2
    13 December 2018

    Unfortunately, this whisky is a shadow of what it used to be — less flavorful, much less complex. For shame, Ardbeg! You only have two good bottles — the 10 and the Uig — and you've let one of them slide.

  • 5
    3 December 2018

    Quite an explosion of a lot of different flavors. If you're relatively new to scotch or Islay scotch in general I'm not sure this would be a good place to start, as I could see people being overwhelmed by whats all going on in this bottle. If you have some experience with Islay bottles, this is probably for you.

  • 5
    24 November 2018

    What’s not to love about a whisky that tastes primarily of treacle, bacon and bonfire? The finest of the Ardbeg range.

  • 5
    18 November 2018

    I wanted to try the smokiest whisky so ordered to try. I like smoky whisky. Experience was way above my expectations. Well recommended.

  • 5
    18 November 2018

    Amazing! If you like the normal Ardbeg then you should definitely give this a go.

  • 5
    18 November 2018

    Worth every penny - wonderful whisky

  • 5
    10 November 2018

    Smoke, spice , sweetness. Wonderful fusion of peat and sweetness. One of my all time favourites

  • 5
    30 October 2018

    Just tried this for the first time. I'm not the biggest fan of peat but I wanted to see what all the hype was about. This is incredibly balanced for such a heavily peated malt. I couldn't stand Laphroaig 10 because ALL I could taste was loads of peat. This stuff has so much more going on that keeps me coming back to take another sip. It doesn't drink like a 54% ABV either, which is a huge bonus in my book. Cracking good dram. I'm sold.

  • 3
    11 October 2018

    Very good service. Quick delivery. But in the end of the ordering process suddenly extra tax and costs appears so the price was a lot more expencive then planned, thats very dissapointing.

  • 5
    30 September 2018

    Definitely on my TOP 3 list of all single malts I've had.

  • 5
    21 September 2018

    This has been my first bottle and it’s one of my favorite whiskies. I’m a Lagavulin 16 man, but this was really an experience.

  • 5
    20 August 2018

    Highly recommend. Everything about this whisky is amazing.

  • 3
    20 August 2018

    Having had a recent chance to try various Uigeadail bottlings from 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2016, I'm sorry to conclude that my favourite core Ardbeg is a shadow of what it used to be. While comparing the different years showed a linear downward trajectory in complexity, sherry influence, and finish, I was still surprised by how lightly coloured and young tasting the 2016 was compared to the others. It's an interesting question whether it is entirely honest marketing to continue bottling this stuff under the same product name, and my answer to it would have to be "no."

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