This exceptionally complex and well balanced spirit takes its name from Loch Uigeadail, the lake that supplies the Arbeg distillery with the water used in it's spirits.
We tasted Ardbeg Uigeadail at Meeting No. 31 on December 18, 2014. We rated it very highly at 3.77 out of 5, though we had some disagreement among member ratings. Ardbeg Uigeadail ranks 14th overall in Scotch. At a street price of $75, this spirit is on the pricier side, but well worth the money.
Reserved - maybe a well kept swimming pool on the nose the palate is elegant - sweet sherry interweaves with the Ardbegian peat like a Celtic knot; Lithe and beautiful.
Tight musky note, and well balanced, deep and desserty. Like a slice of boozy chocolate cake. So easy to drink, but so deep and vibrant. A personal favorite.
Nose more faint than the Corryvreckan, yet tantalizing. Mouth coating. Layers of deep complexity - Plato, Socrates, and Dostoevsky would truly admire this spirit. Best for: impressing yourself
Nose is light for the peat. Sherry casks have really subdued the peatiness, until you take a sip. Raisins and finishes long and smokey.
Nose: cherry, licorice / anise Palate: charred walnuts Finish: like licking a fresh leather strap Best for: fireside with roasted chestnuts
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