Tasting note: Ardbeg Uigeadail

Ardbeg Uigeadail Ardbeg Uigeadail

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:

Tasting note:

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)

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