It has taken me some time to finally try the Ardbeg Uigeadail, more perhaps than it should have. So without further ado, let’s get to it:
Nose: Salt and caramel with lots of vanilla sweetness and some smoke, merely hints of sherry. There are also floral notes, tulips perhaps, and hints of lemon.
Taste: Much stronger on the palate. Pepper initially, followed by sweet and creamy vanilla. I like the smoke texture above it all. It is mellow, sweet and at the same time has pleasant hints of tobacco and dark chocolate.
Finish: Really long and quite sweet until in the end, finally, it leaves a slight taste of dry cigar smoke and oak.
Comments: The Ardbeg Uigeadail is a strong whisky with mellow aromas, well-balanced and simply wonderful for the price. I expected more sherry to be honest, but the sweet vanilla notes make up for it. Despite being a cask-strength whisky, this is no Corryvreckan, make no mistake. If you’re looking for a peat monster, you’ll be better off going for the latter one.
Rating: I rated this whisky 87 out of 100.
(Nose 21, Taste 22, Finish 22, Balance 22)
Mellow music goes well with a mellow whisky, even if there’s some blues in it. John Mayer with Slow Dancing in a Burning Room off his 2006 album Continuum: