Ardbeg Uigeadail

This was the first bottling of the newly opened Ardbeg distillery under the new banner. It was bottled from 90% ex-bourbon casks and 10% ex-sherry casks. The Ardbeg Uigeadail is fruitier and smoother than the normal Ardbeg TEN.

This was the first bottling of the newly opened Ardbeg distillery under the new banner. It was bottled from 90% ex-bourbon casks and 10% ex-sherry casks. The Ardbeg Uigeadail is fruitier and smoother than the normal Ardbeg TEN.

Details about this bottle Edit
464
Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
2013
54.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 566 Tasting Notes
i
Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Herb:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Vanilla:
Seaweed:
Spices:
Ham:
Caramel:
Oak:
Tobacco:
Coffee:
Malt:
Leather:
Herbs:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Honey:
Medicinal Smoke:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Iodine:
Dried Fruit:
Nuts:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Orange:
Plum:
Grass:
Floral:
Clove:
Berries:
Fig:
Grape:
Banana:
Lemon:
Mint:
Tropical Fruit:
Pear:
Pepper:
Lime:
Cinnamon:
Anis:
Grapefruit:
Walnut:
Lemon Peel:
Date:
Peach:
Ginger:
Pineapple:
Apple:
Nutmeg:
Melon:
Chili:
Coconut:
Oil:
Almonds:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Herb:
Oak:
Malt:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Vanilla:
Seaweed:
Nuts:
Salt:
Honey:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Caramel:
Oil:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Chili:
Zitrus:
Heather:
Raisin:
Leather:
Iodine:
Lemon:
Blackberry:
Fig:
Orange:
Cake:
Nutmeg:
Berries:
Date:
Lemon Peel:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Black Currant:
Barley:
Ginger:
Hazelnut:
Cherry:
Walnut:
Apple:
Plum:
Banana:
Hay:
Floral:
Tropical Fruit:
Anis:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Sherry:
Oak:
Herb:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Seaweed:
Pepper:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Chocolate:
Salt:
Leather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Ham:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Oil:
Heather:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Iodine:
Zitrus:
Raisin:
Honey:
Blackberry:
Nutmeg:
Cake:
Fig:
Plum:
Hazelnut:
Pear:
Cherry:
Lemon:
Floral:
Ginger:
Anis:
Lime:
Green Apple:
Barley:
Cinnamon:
Clove:

Tasting Video

This slot is intended for displaying content of the external provider (https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/). Please be aware that this content as well as the processing of your user data when clicking on this link is outside of Whisky.de's responsibility and potentially not subject to the General Data Protection Regulation anymore.
Manage details and settings for cookies and third party providers

Quality rating of this bottle

4.6 Rate
989
Tasting Notes 566

Quality comparison of bottles
i

Bottle count
Rating

Create your own tasting note:

Characters

All tasting notes

Sort by
11. Jun 2017
19. Dec 2020
Most of todays NAS whiskies I wouldn't touch with a barge pole, but this old classic belongs to the few notable exceptions. The nose of Ardbeg Uigeadail takes you straight to the windswept shores of Islay, featuring seashells, brine and iodine. Peat smoke, tobacco and sweet bacon emerge, followed by band-aid, black olives and aniseed. Warming and spicy at first, the taste is intensely phenolic and earthy with notes of walnuts, honey and bitter oak. Ashy peatiness, burned toast and salty licorice mark the long finish. Wee beastie beware, papa is coming!
RATING: 4.2/5.0 ≙ 89 pts
EthanOl
06. Dec 2023
dcatinella
19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Salt Iodine Alcohol Medicinal Smoke Coffee

Finish:

Comment: rough if you are not a fan
21. Dec 2014
TheGreatMothra
18. Jul 2020
Nosing: Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke Fruit
Peat smoke, but ashy, not phenolic. There is an underlying fruit note, but it is well buried. It actually reminds me of a full hoover bag - dusty.

Taste: Peat Smoke Dried Fruit Zitrus Maritime Notes Bonfire Smoke
Vegetal peat initially. Has a sort of cabbagey note to it. More of that dustiness, some dried fruit buried in there. Still very ashy. Some citrus acidity. Good flavour intensity througout. Quite a lot of minerality.

Finish: Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke Pepper
Residual peat, tarriness. Black pepper heat. Charred wood and ash. Dying campfire. Long duration

Comment:
Given what I knew about this release before tasting it I was surprised how little sherry influence there is in it. I was expecting something more along the lines of the Smokehead Sherry bomb (which I suspect is an Ardbeg also). That said there's a lot to like here. The peat smoke is way over to the wood smoke end of the spectrum. Not a lot of phenolic smoke here. There's an overriding ashiness which reminds me of cold campfires going on throughout. It does enough to not be one dimensional though. The sweetness overall shows through on the finish, and there's a little dried fruit one the palate, maybe a little citrus which helps just lift the whole thing. Pretty solid.

86/100
15. Jun 2014
14. Jan 2016
10. Sep 2013
07. Nov 2013