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.

87 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 days ago

    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


  • 5
    25 September 2017

    Magnificent. The Holy Grail of single malt.

  • 5
    21 September 2017

    Bought this for my husband who wanted Ardbeg for ages. He loves Lagavulin 16yo and from reading comments from others, I chose this one. He was over the moon with it and loves the deep peat flavour.

  • 5
    14 September 2017

    The best whisky I ever taste !!

  • 5
    24 June 2017

    The best 'smoky', better than Lagavulin 16

  • 5
    20 May 2017

    Sick... this is peated king. Perfect drink for real man. Love it

  • 5
    15 May 2017

    Great scotch. Never thought I would appreciate "smoke "!

  • 5
    13 May 2017

    Perfect. Oily, smoky, balanced, complex. Finish is long and satisfying. The best whisky you can get for the price.

  • 5
    21 April 2017

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

  • 5
    17 April 2017

    So strong !dark and sweet

  • 5
    9 March 2017

    an incredible whisky.

  • 5
    5 March 2017

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

  • 5
    10 January 2017

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

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