Dastardly-Drams

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

Tasted
5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ardbeg : Uigeadail, a no age statement single malt scotch whisky hailing from the Islay region from Ardbeg distillery. Price $65.00, Sampled 1/13/16 with 1&1/2 teaspoons of water in a Glencairn spirits nosing glass. Aroma - Immediately hit with a big note of creme brulee, Gentle peat smoke, honey, leather, fresh soil, dark candi sugars, espresso beans, distinctive rock chalk light sherry and a most sophisticated tar. Taste - Sweet fruits, tobacco, peat smoke, prune, quite spicy, light hint of espresso bean and very dark chocolate. Finishes with a medium lingering flavor and long lasting burn. Final score : 5 / 5, wow, what a fantastic offering from Ardbeg, incredibly complex, a scotch you definitely want to spend ample time with as, this is not a one trick pony but rather evolves over time between sips and smells. Be sure to take your time and let this one show you all it has to offer. Also, at 54.2% ABV, which is an incredibly high cask strength, the 65 dollar price point is almost a total steal, can't believe it wasn't more. Will definitely buy again and highly recommend!
  • Rick_M

    Yup, I have a bottle ready to open. Can't wait!

  • Adaminak

    Had the Corryvrecken, and much prefer the Uigeadail. Corryvrecken is a bit darker, heavier, and lacks the balance and variety of flavors that you get with Uigeadail.

  • Scott_E

    Same for me too.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    Have you tried their Corryvrecken? Wondering how this compares to it