Ardbeg Uigeadail

70cl / 54.2%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Web Exclusive Price £55.65 £46.38 ex VAT (£79.50 per litre)
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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.

  • 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.

72 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    7 days ago

    Love the smoke! I'm a McCallan fan. Ardbeg is a great alternative!

  • 5
    10 days ago

    So strong !dark and sweet

  • 5
    9 March

    an incredible whisky.

  • 5
    5 March

    Wonderful flavour. Rich, strong and powerful. Thx ?????

  • 5
    10 January

    Really very good. Smoky, peaty, slightly sweet - the flavours develop and take on different forms from the smell to the aftertaste.

  • 5
    27 December 2016

    MY FIRST TRY AND i AM SOLD. WHAT A GREAT FIRST TASTE AND THE AFTER TASTE IS LINGERING AND WONDERFUL......

  • 4
    12 December 2016

    If you can stand an Islay scotch that has any hint of sherry, then you may very well like this drink. I'll stick with Lagavulin.

  • 5
    8 December 2016

    My new favourite

  • 5
    4 December 2016

    Flavor explosion

  • 5
    23 August 2016

    Excellent whisky. Perfect in every respect -- lovely amber colour, great depth and taste.

  • 5
    20 June 2016

    Oh my word, this is a special whisky. The tasting notes above pretty much cover the specifics, but what impresses me the most is the sheer depth and complexity of each flavour, and the gradual order at which they come to you. Sitting with a glass of this is akin to reading a good book with your tongue; don't bother having any distractions other than perhaps a log fire or a nice view. The only whisky I've had which has surpassed this clocked in at four times the price. Sublime.

  • 5
    29 May 2016

    I enjoy Lagavulin 16 year, various Laphroaig and On occasion an Aberlour Malt This is the finest Scotch Whiskey for my palate Peaty. Smoky, a bit sweet...and smooth at near cask strength. I always drink this neat andthis is nectar of the peat bog gods .

  • 5
    21 May 2016

    Once I opened it, I could scent the smell of the London tube. So strong, so long. It needs to be nursed just a bit a time; it's a punch , but doesn't burn, and lasts so long. So easy to drink, so rewarding even in small amounts. Superb whisky. Great , great value for money

  • 5
    15 May 2016

    Best expression in the Ardbeg family...one of the best peaty whisky moments you can experience

  • 5
    15 April 2016

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

  • 5
    9 April 2016

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

  • 4
    31 March 2016

    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 2016

    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...

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