Ardbeg Uigeadail

70cl / 54.2%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Uigeadail
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Customer Rating
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

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    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.

58 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    15 April

    Without a doubt, this is the best Islay whiskey ever made!

  • 5
    9 April

    Sweet yet smokey with a marvelous earthy finish. Set up another and cheers!!

  • 4
    31 March

    Bubbles when shaken are large and long lasting, indicative of the high ABV. Coatline was thin and legs ran thin and fast, indicating a young whisky. Appearance is light gold. Nose initially peaty and then honey and fruitcake almost Xmas cake. Didn't get any salt. Fruitcake becomes more apparent further down the glass. Palate was strongly peaty, but then fruity. Finish is very long and peaty with the fruitcake certainly present.. American oak, Jack Daniels ex bourbon, is the primary cask, but the assertiveness of European sherry casking( Olorosso?) comes through in the fruitiness. Conclusion - a lovely dessert type whisky. IMO the Ardbeg 10 year old is the peated to taste whisky to beat. UIGEADAIL is a nice occasional alternative, but certainly not a substitute for the ten.

  • 5
    18 January

    Wonderful, the first time I had it I was indifferent. Now I can't believe how great it us

  • 5
    22 December 2015

    An insane whisky. I am a lover of smoky whisky and thought Laphroaig Qtr Cask was good until I tried this! Seriously recommend it to any smoky whisky drinker

  • 5
    27 November 2015

    My favourite affordable Ardbeg. Deep and complex, smoky with the right amount of peat. Sweet notes are bitter enough to be extremely enjoyable (I'm not a fan of 'in your face' fruitiness). Typical for Ardbeg salt, iodine and burnt tyre notes are not dominant but compliment each other perfectly. I've long stopped counting all the bottles I've bought...

  • 5
    16 September 2015

    A glorious whisky which fully deserves 5 stars. Huge flavours but beautifully rounded. Absolutly fantastic. In my opinion Ardbeg 10 is perhaps a purer expression of what the distillery is all about and has a little more potency in the finish, but this is still a sensational dram which belongs in any serious collection.

  • 5
    22 August 2015

    An absolute blinder from Ardbeg, tried this in Edinburgh. Agree totally with producers tasting notes but, I found adding water removed a lot of the flavour, this is one to add to my cabinet for sure

  • 5
    5 August 2015

    Love it. After a visit to Scottland with whisky tasting this really is my favourite.

  • 5
    24 June 2015

    10 out of 10. A favourite whisky. I love its dirty salty sweetness.

  • 5
    14 May 2015

    A very complex Islay offering that fills the nose and challenges the palate. Well done Ardbeg!

  • 5
    12 March 2015

    Excellent scotch. Very well balanced and amazingly smooth for such a high alcohol content product.

  • 5
    2 March 2015

    I''ve tried many whisky like Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Benriach, Talisker. This one is just perfect. You must try it.

  • 5
    6 January 2015

    This is my favourite whisky ever tried it in Edinburgh and then I bought a bottle from the whisky exchange 5 stars

  • 5
    4 November 2014

    I have tried Lagavulin and laphroaig they were a stronger smokey taste, however this Ardbeg nectar is to me the best dram i have ever tried to date its opened up with a little cold water to give the most amasing taste.

  • 5
    23 June 2014

    My favourite Islay whisky so far. Similar in smokiness to the ardbeg 10, but slightly sweeter and more complex. Fantastic whisky!

  • 11 June 2014

    I'm a big fan of Lagavulin and Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, but I guess I just have a differing palatte from everyone else. I was not a fan of this, and I usually like peaty whiskeys. I haven't tried the Corryvracken yet, but Uigeadail just didn't float my boat.

  • 23 May 2014

    Can still taste this whisky the day after,powerfull,sweet,smokey,smells like hotdog sausages when the glass is empty,very good dram peat fans will love this

  • 1 March 2014

    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 (-:

  • 16 January 2014

    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.

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