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
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Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
54.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 23 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Herb:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Tobacco:
Bonfire Smoke:
Seaweed:
Spices:
Oak:
Herbs:
Cake:
Leather:
Coffee:
Salt:
Malt:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Medicinal Smoke:
Caramel:
Ham:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Floral:
Honey:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Oil:
Clove:
Grape:
Grass:
Plum:
Berries:
Orange:
Pepper:
Anise:
Heather:
Lime:
Peach:
Pear:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:
Almonds:
Apple:
Banana:
Blackberry:
Chili:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Mint:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Sherry:
Malt:
Herb:
Fruit:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Nuts:
Honey:
Pepper:
Chili:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Coffee:
Medicinal Smoke:
Ham:
Leather:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dried Fruit:
Iodine:
Raisin:
Orange:
Seaweed:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Anise:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Nutmeg:
Plum:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:
Herbs:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Malt:
Sherry:
Oak:
Herb:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Chili:
Pepper:
Salt:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Tobacco:
Chocolate:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Leather:
Raisin:
Cake:
Heather:
Iodine:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Lime:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Plum:
Zitrus:

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Quality rating of this bottle

4.6 Rate
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Tasting Notes 23

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12. May 2015
Nosing:
Very intense, very smoky and a little sherry fruitiness. A faint note of tabaco. Caramel, fudge and some vanilla
Taste:
Also strong and intense, with sweetness. A bit oily and the smoke is coming back. A bit dry
Finish:
Long aftertaste
Nosing:
Rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics, this expression of Ardbeg is both intensely flavoured and perfectly integrated. At full strength, the initial aroma is a beguiling mix of warm Christmas cake, walnut oil and parma violets fused with fresh ocean spice, cedar and pine needles falling from the Christmas tree. A smouldering smoky coal fire and the deep scent of well-oiled leather brings warmth to the scene. Smoke
Taste:
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 raisiny, deep mocha tones and rich aromatic smoke into the perfectly integrated finish

19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Salt Iodine Alcohol Medicinal Smoke Coffee

Finish:

Comment: rough if you are not a fan
10. May 2015
Nosing: Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke Sweet

Taste: Peat Smoke Sweet Malt

Finish: Peat Smoke

Comment:
Peat Smoke
29. Jun 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Sweet Sherry Tobacco Vanilla Fruit Bonfire Smoke Oak Honey

Taste: Sweet Peat Smoke Spices Malt Fruit Spices Oil

Finish: Peat Smoke Malt Sweet Sherry Oak Spices

Comment: My first taste of this was after only a short time tasting whisky, it was too much for my uncultured palate, now it opens up, so much more than just peat smoke, sweetness and complexity, a lovely, lovely dram!
29. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Sweet Caramel Cake Nuts Peat Smoke Tropical Fruit Dark Chocolate Oak
Taste:
Sweet Caramel Raisin Dried Fruit Tropical Fruit Medicinal Smoke Bonfire Smoke Tobacco Alcohol
Finish:
long Sweet Dried Fruit
Comment:
one of the best
Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
What a disappointing development to compare Uigeadail bottlings from its release in 2003 and bottlings ten years later.

The original Uigeadail epitomized all the amazing qualities observed in the re-opening editions ("almost there", "still not there" etc.)
The original peat qualities ranged form hickory-smoked bacon and Unagi to Barbeque sauce and leather, supported by a delicate quality of orange peel and fresh Meyer lemons.

All of the above have faded into the background behind a pronounced, solvent-like alcohol note, and the peat is nowhere near as complex, with faint phenolic, musty qualities left.

Whereas it used to be enjoyable and intense neat, the pungent alcohol has become unbearable and seems to deliver only half as much intensity and aroma on the finish.

The demise of this bottlings has been even faster and more painfully apparent than that of Lagavulin 16, which is saying a lot.
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14. Jan 2016
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06. Nov 2016
Nosing: much Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke then Sherry Dried Fruit Raisin Floral Malt Sweet
After 1 sip: Caramel Vanilla toffee, cake with Raisin , very pleasant and mouthwatering, some Leather Fruit , citrus, Peat Smoke and all together again

Taste: Peat Smoke Spices powerful, but Oil Sweet then creosote and ash

Finish: Oak Pepper Chili tasty Peat Smoke Sweet Spices Cinnamon Nutmeg Dark Chocolate Vanilla Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke for a very long time

Comment: powerful, fruity, tasty smoke. Love it!
12. Oct 2016
Nosing: Sherry Peat Smoke Fruit Alcohol Sweet Cake

Taste: Sherry Peat Smoke Cake Tobacco Cinnamon Fruit Vanilla

Finish: Cake Chocolate a hint of Coffee

Comment: