Peated Single Malt
Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland
First launched in 2003, Ardbeg Uigeadail [Oog-a-dal] is a marriage of some young and some very old oloroso sherry aged single malt along with Ardbeg aged in ex-bourbon barrels. The name Uigeadail means "a dark, mysterious place." Fun to say and even more fun to drink. It is also the name of the loch from which Ardbeg gets its water. Bottled at cask strength with no age statement.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry
"The sherried whisky used here provides some depth and sweetness to the dram, but doesn't over-saturate it in sticky fruits, nor is it one note. No, there is quite the big band on stage here. Coffee grounds, smoked toasted barley, prunes, tobacco leaves, sea salt, caramel--the list goes on. The sweetness is present, but isn't singing any louder than the rest of the band members."