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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.Tasting Notes (2)
- Fruit Cake
Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange
Chocolate-covered caramel and barley sugar with smoky leather, raisins and linseed oil.
Chewy and oily with rich fruit-cake sweetness leading to honey and barbecue smoke.
Long, dry and sweet with honey and treacle.
Tasting Notes from the Producer
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.
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.
Amazingly long and chewy with lingering raisin, deep mocha tones and rich aromatic smoke into the perfectly integrated finish.
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I haven’t tried this product yet, but the timeliness and the presentation is what would make me a continuing customer.
I always stayed away from peated or smokey whiskies in the past, but have been going on somewhat of a tear the last six months to really discover as many single malts as I could, trying to find the right flavour profile for my evolving tastes. Aberlour 12 was always my go-to drink, partly because of the price point but also because it was nice, round and inoffensive. Then, while in France I tried a Japanese whiskey (Nikka from the Barrel) which was really impressive. Life beyond the comfort and predictability of Aberlour... Now, exploring all the regions of Scotland I came across this, Ardbeg Uigeadail, which is where my journey will take an extended (and well deserved) pause. The balance of the peat/smoke with all the other flavours and textures is to me, perfect, and this is the one that I'll make sure I serve to everyone that comes to my wake. Note to self: amend the will. I think that about sums things up.
A gorgeous Ardbeg but a little intense at this ABV. With a little water the experience changes totally. The nose has smoke and expensive new leather. Sweetness and then dryness comes through on the palate. The dryness is long and lingering. And the smoke stays strong on the finish. A fine Islay malt. Slàinte.
A beautiful taste of Islay malt at its best. Very complex and satisfying
Best whisky I’ve ever tried brought it for my dad last 3 years and even brought myself one this year too
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