Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed October 27, 2020 (edited March 1, 2021)
I am a big fan of Ardbeg 10 and have heard really good things about Uigeadail. Let’s see how this unique ardbeg offering goes. The nose is dark with some black pepper/chili pepper, a nuttiness, raisin, smoked meat, campfire, light iodine, and sweet vanilla. The palate is salty-sweet, savory and oily. With a blast of old campfire, pipe tobacco, sweet leather, malty/nuttiness, aged dried fruit sweetness, chili pepper, vanilla cream. Very rich and complex. The finish is long with lingering semi-smoldering campfire, a touch of sweet vanilla, and some of that pipe tobacco. This is such a great example of how rich and even more complex an Islay can be. Very delicious and a great abv at that. One of my favorites. I like how you aren’t hit over the head with mostly prunes and raisins that I typically get with any sort of sherry influence. A very nice balance, and you can tell there is some age in there too.
75.0 USD per Bottle