Ardbeg Uigeadail

Ardbeg Uigeadail
WhiskyArdbeg Uigeadail
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
CaskBourbon cask,Sherry
Abv54.2%
Rating 89/100

About

Ardbeg is a whisky distillery in Port Ellen, on the south coast of the isle of Islay in Scotland. The distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. Ardbeg whisky is considered to be among the peatiest in the world, while many whisky experts rank their Uigeadail bottling amongst the world's best whiskies.
Reviews of Ardbeg Uigeadail
says on September 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

such a well rounded smokey/fruity baseball bat to the face

says on September 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep gold

General description

Smoked meats/bacon. Stay away if you are not a fan of smoke/peat. Otherwise a fun dram.

Nose

Smoked ham/bacon. hints of maple and brine

Palate

Pronounced savoury smoke but relatively smooth conpared to other peated Islay. Friendly for a 54%ABV

Finish

Goes for a while.

says on September 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Burnished

General description

The most interesting whisky i've drunk so far. Peat and smoke aroma is strong but the taste is delicious, rounded (smooth?) if i can say that.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

This is really good. After purchasing a bottle, I immediately had to buy another. One of the most intense, and so full of flavour.

says on August 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Nose: orange, chocolate, fruit, smoke, vanilla
Body: vanilla, cask strength, toffee,
Finish: smoke, lengthy, lingering, warming

says on July 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

amazing peat up front with smoke and raisins with honey and other dark fruits in the middle. long smoke and pepper finish

says on July 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

balanced peat and sherry. not as smokey.

says on June 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Tawny

General description

sherry ,peat, smokey

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Solid Peaty Scotch with some Sherry influence.

Nose

smoke, iodine, salt, peat

Palate

smoke, vanilla, spice, coffee, oak

Finish

long, smooth very little alchohol bite

says on June 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

The peat kicks in like a freight train ar first but smooths out quickly to a really pleasant finish. May not be for everyones taste but this dram packs a punch and takes you straight to the seaside with the palate.

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Amber

General description

A touch of water really helps to bring the complexities to the surface, however muddled. I struggle with this whisky neat, much prefering the Corryvreckan.
Concentration and position play a large part in exploring the flavours. The sherries finish is present at the tip of the tongue very briefly. Subtle sweet elements show but the earthy smoke core is prominent throughout. An intriguing dram.

Nose

Dark cherries, sherry, peat, smoke, cinnamon, walnut, alcohol kick.

Palate

Fleeting sweet berries on the tip of the tongue. Malt. A hard to pin down complexity; barley, cinnamon, honey, cracked black pepper. Thick smoke and tar build into the finish.

Finish

A long smooth smoke, cracked pepper. Sweet trace.

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Burnished

General description

Best deal whisky, cause it delivers so much flavour and energy for really reasonable money. Wonderful dark juice.

Nose

Flavour bomb exploding in front of my nose. One of the most exciting whiskies!! Much smoke, but woodsmoke and only very few iodine. Polished leather and old diesel. Also much juice orange coming up.

Palate

Warm, oily, mouth filling. Dark sweetness and much smoke. Bacon, spices, sandalwood, BBQ sauce. Very wild.

Finish

Long, warming, smoky and a bit salty. Beautiful end of a wonderful dram.

says on June 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great Ardbeg with tar, peat, seaweed, polish, sherry, sweetness, caramel. Oily on the tongue. However I prefer the Corryvreckan where I think the peat is more integrated. But that is criticism on a high level.

says on May 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

very refreshing, super smooth for such a high proof scotch. would buy again.

says on May 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nose

sweet at first, almost cognac-y, followed by peat, smoke and mineral and medicinal notes. adding water mellows it out, with the sweet tones more accentuated (vanilla and some chocolate)

Taste

The nose continues after a sweet arrival, and developing into more smoke and peat, with even minty touches and a bit of wood

Finish

long, very long even, with obviously smoke leading the way, with a final finish in dry notes with smoked nuts. Adding water twists up the finish in a weird way and disturbed the balance somewhat.

Comments

versatile, complex and powerful, with subtle nuances if you give it the time it takes to get passed the obvious peat and smoke. So much more than just a peatbomb. Even at a very respectable 54,2% ABV it doesn't really need water to shine like the star it is! 88/100

says on May 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smoke and peat with a hint of sweet on the end

says on May 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

deep smoke. bbq sweetness

says on May 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

long finish
peat, smoke, light fruit, espresso-coffee

says on April 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

It's a backyard barbeque in a bottle, honey, soot, malt. reminds of glazed ribs.

Nose

Peat, honey, smoke, tar

Palate

Fruit, honey, malt, smoke, coffee

Finish

smoke, carmelized sugar, coffee

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

honey, vanilla

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

until now the best whisky for me

says on April 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Ich mag gerne rauchige Whisky und Sherry gelagerte Whisky. Dieser Whisky vereint beides sehr harmonisch.
Ich hätte mir etwas mehr Rauch erwartet. Nach ein paar Mal riechen verschwindet der Rauch fast komplett und der Sherry kommt deutlich in den Vordergrund.
Im Mund ist der Rauch dann aber sofort wieder da. Trotz dem hohen Alkoholgehalt sehr angenehm zu trinken. Man muss kein Wasser verwenden, wenn man es trotzdem tut kommt die Fruchtigkeit vom Sherry immer weiter in den Vordergrund.
Dieser Whisky hat es damit momentan zu meinem Lieblingswhisky geschafft.

says on March 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 63/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Für den Preis zu wenig Highlight

Nose

Torf, Holz, Tannenzapfen, verregneter Wald

Palate

Sherry-Süße eher zu Beginn; im weiteren Verlauf keine Ausreißer; keine Highlights

Finish

Schärfe im Abgang

says on March 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

der kann was ! leider NAS

Nose

süße, speckigkeit, dezenter Sherry, leichte maritime Noten

Palate

anfangs süße, dann pfeffrigkeit , leichte Bitterkeit wie Espresso, leichter Tabak Geschmack, dezenter Rauch

Finish

prickeln bleibt , dezente angenehme Richtigkeit Bleibt , leichte bitterkeit

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Einer der besten Whiskys am Markt.

says on March 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Both the nose and palate are pleasantly peaty, smoky and sweet; smooth going down despite high abv. Finish has some bitterness on the backend but overall an enjoyable dram.

says on March 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Suurepärane, magus ja turbane.

says on March 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

The first release of the Uigeadail was definitely one of the best drams I’ve ever tasted. It has gotten at bit less oily for every bottling they’ve done.. but still in my top 10.

says on February 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Round, and full,outlaw in leather jacket,dark and strong character,must have on the shelf..with water open fruity notes but with still enough smoke and peatiness

says on February 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Strong peat and smoke, a little leathery bitterness and then some sweetness and dried red fruits

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 97/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Een uitbreiding van de 10 jaar op alle vlakken. Heerlijke lange afdronk

says on February 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

A chocolate taste, with raisin and leather notes. A lot of peat, but not enough to overwhelm the palate.

says on February 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

sweet, Smoky, peaty and full of tasty raisin notes. absolutely fantastic when gently warmed

says on December 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Totally unique. Very peaty, but balanced: it's actually quite sweet with many floral flavours and a bit of spice. Not so smooth, but really dense and clingy, almost dry. Immense finish, like a smoking gun barrel. Definitely an acquired taste, this is one to try with a cleansed palate and fully savoured. If you're a fan of peat, you have to try it. I'm a big fan of Islay whiskies and this may be my favourite whisky of all.

Nose

Bonfire, sea mist, drying oak, pine.

Palate

12-gauge, fig, raisin, honey, salt

Finish

Clinging ash and embers. The peat stays longer than the dried fruit.

says on December 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Tawny

General description

really good, not great. nice peat but not as complex as I was expecting.

says on December 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Heerlijke whisky

says on November 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

What a pleasant smell fills the room at bottle opening. A full medicinal smell with iodine, peat and red fruit.
Very sweet and very complex.
Mound is covered with herbal sweet oil with alcohol in the back.
The taste is a complex combination of herbs, fire, pepper, dried fruit, licorice and salt.
What a tremendous whisky this is.

90 points overall.

says on November 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep gold

General description

Lightly smokey and full of rich fruitcake and spices

Nose

Treacle, raisins and smoke

Palate

Slightly smokey with rich fruitcake

Finish

Long and smokey with coffee and raisin

says on November 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

very smoky just as you might expect from this Islay peatmonster. A bit sweet and smooth finish. 54% but so easy to drink. love it!

says on October 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

excellent

says on October 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

tastes like drinking campfire.. but the smoothest campfire I have ever tasted.

says on October 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Great Islay whisky with fantastic smoky flavor.

Nose

Peat Smoke: 5/5
Sweet: 3/5
Sherry: 2.5/5
Vanilla: 2/5
also fruit, tobacco, chocolate, caramel

Palate

Peat Smoke: 5/5
Sweet: 3/5
Malt: 1.5/5
Sherry: 1.5/5
also fruit, vanilla, chocolate, honey, pepper

Finish

Peat Smoke: 5/5
Sweet: 2/5
Malt: 2/2
Oak: 1.5/5
also Sherry, spices, chocolate, nuts, vanilla

says on October 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Unbelievably smokey, like walking into a small crofters hut and sitting next to a peat fire; beautiful.

says on July 8, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Caramel send smooth

says on April 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Burst of peat with hints of chocolate and sherry,long sweet honey finish. A fantastic delight! One of my favorites. Another reason I have a spare bottle.

says on March 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very peaty, bold, and smoky, the type of whisky that lovers of Islay long for. If not for the price, it might edge out Laphroaig as my favorite whisky.

says on March 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

very peaty. great smoke. love it

says on February 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Quite wonderful Islay whisky. Strong taste of smoke and peat but smooth. With very long aftertaste.

says on February 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

one of my all time favorites

says on January 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Lots of smoke and peat on the nose but still some sweetness of over-ripe bananas and christmas fruit cake. Very oily smooth entry in the mouth with lots of peatiness initially which then develops into coconut and steamed fish. Lingering pleasant flavourful finish! Amazing all throughout!

says on January 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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Nose

peat; wood

Palate

delicate, well balanced peat; wood; delicate, brown sugar sweetness

Finish

well balanced alcohol

says on October 31, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Exellent peated whisky

says on August 5, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Smokey Peat with a hint of sherry. espresso and tar

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Sweet
  • Sherry
  • Amazing
  • Strong
  • Complex
  • Fruit
  • Salt
  • Malt
  • Good
  • Smoky
  • Balanced
  • Vanilla
  • Spice
  • Honey
  • Wood
  • Oily
  • Rich
  • Pepper
  • Lovely
  • Fire
  • Tar
  • Ash
  • Caramel
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