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.
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • 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.

99 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 days ago

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

  • 5
    30 October

    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

    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

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

  • 5
    21 September

    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

    Highly recommend. Everything about this whisky is amazing.

  • 3
    20 August

    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."

  • 5
    6 August

    I bought a bottle because I had finished one and liked it so much I had to have another

  • 5
    3 July

    definitely my all time favourite.

  • 5
    26 June

    Worth every penny - wonderful Whisky

  • 5
    31 March

    Pure perfection. Do not hesitate. Just buy.

  • 5
    22 February

    This is an experience or life event. After a few, it's like an orchestra for the tongue.

  • 5
    6 February

    This is not the first bottle of Uigeadail I've bought and it won't be the last. Although, because of Ardbeg's policy of limited release, it is getting harder to come by. WHY is this not a permanent addition to the Ardbeg range ? Gripe over. 15 years ago, I wouldn't have thanked you for any Islay whisky. I couldn't see past Speysdes such as Glenlivet or Balvennie but my taste has changed (matured?) after spending the last three summers on the Island. Quite simply, this is an exceptional whisky. I won't bore you with what ( I believe ) it smells and tastes like. I will only reiterate its excellence - neck and neck with Lagavulin"s finest. p.s. Ferry already booked for this year.

  • 5
    24 January

    Decisions...decisions...this, or Corryvreckan as the best malt in the world? Certainly the best in Islay, so what to do? Get both of course. Where the Corryvreckan is a bare knuckle fight with your tongue, Oogie dances around your senses like Ali at his best. The sherry finish adds an apparent sweetness that draws you in, and pow! smack in the face with that towering peat. Never mind christmas cake, this is like eating the xmas pud whilst it's still alight! Fantastic.

  • 4
    28 December 2017

    Great whisky. Great mouth feel. Great smoke. Flavors also of honey, dried cherries and almonds, raisins. 4 stars only because this is my first foray into Islay. Other targets are Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin and of course Laphroig. So will wait to add star 5.

  • 5
    27 December 2017

    Absolutely stunning. A sumptuous dram that gets better with a splash of water. Far exceeds my expectations.

  • 5
    20 December 2017

    This is simply an amazing whisky. It’s right on par, or dare I say it exceeds, Lagavulin Distillers Edition. I think it does. For a whisky bottled above 50% ABV, it’s incredibly friendly and easy to drink. But the tiniest splash of water really brings out more fruitiness. Wonderful stuff!

  • 5
    20 December 2017

    I can say this is probably my favorite whiskey. What I get from the nose is a sweet oil and smoke and after I read from the tasting notes a bit of leather. The taste is excellent. Rich and bacon/barbecue would be the best way to describe it. The finish is equally sweet and thanks to the high alcohol very warming (of course, but still worth mentionin). I didn't buy this in Finland but even for the finnish price of nearly 100€ this is a good buy.

  • 5
    4 December 2017

    Perhaps the smoothest single malt I have ever tasted.

  • 5
    13 November 2017


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