Ardbeg Uigeadail

Peated Single Malt

Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland

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  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    93
  • Avg. Rating

    4.35
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 2473 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    54.2
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry

Tasting Notes

"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."

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