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
54.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 29 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Herb:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Seaweed:
Tobacco:
Spices:
Oak:
Coffee:
Leather:
Herbs:
Salt:
Cake:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Nuts:
Raisin:
Ham:
Caramel:
Dried Fruit:
Medicinal Smoke:
Zitrus:
Floral:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Oil:
Clove:
Grape:
Grass:
Plum:
Berries:
Heather:
Orange:
Pepper:
Anise:
Blackberry:
Fig:
Lime:
Peach:
Pear:
Almonds:
Apple:
Banana:
Cheese:
Chili:
Coconut:
Date:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Mint:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Sherry:
Malt:
Herb:
Fruit:
Oak:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Pepper:
Honey:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Dark Chocolate:
Chili:
Ham:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Tobacco:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cake:
Coffee:
Seaweed:
Medicinal Smoke:
Iodine:
Leather:
Zitrus:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Heather:
Orange:
Cinnamon:
Anise:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Date:
Fig:
Ginger:
Hay:
Lemon:
Nutmeg:
Plum:
Tropical Fruit:
Walnut:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Malt:
Oak:
Sherry:
Herb:
Maritime Notes:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Salt:
Chili:
Oil:
Tobacco:
Leather:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Floral:
Ham:
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 29

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Tasting notes of Davisscholar:

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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25. May 2015
Nosing: sweet smoke seaweed

Taste: more salty savery notes with some herbal and anis OakHamIodine

Finish: OakIodineSalt

Comment: interesting but it can be a bit of a struggle if you are not a big peat fan
15. Feb 2017
Teddilicious
11. Mar 2019
HerrThorsen
26. Apr 2018
HerrThorsen
26. Aug 2018
15. Apr 2020
Nosing: Peat SmokeAlcoholSherryLeatherVanillaHoney

Taste: SherryDried FruitOilOakPeat SmokePepperSpicesMaritime NotesSweetHoney

Finish: Looooonnnnngggg, smooth

Comment: fantastic, light a fire on the patio and grab a cigar!
15. Jun 2015
24. Aug 2015
Nosing: TobaccoAlcoholBonfire SmokeIodineMedicinal SmokePeat Smoke

Taste: HamDark ChocolateIodineSaltDried Fruit

Finish:

Comment:
Smee
07. Jun 2016

Comment:
Maybe I've got a dud one, I can't smell any smoke at all (well, faintly. More in the glass the next morning then in the bottle). Next to the 10y which stinks the whole room out. Disappointing.
27. Nov 2016