Ardbeg Uigedail Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Ardbeg Uigedail

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  • Distiller:

    Ardbeg

  • Bottler:

    Ardbeg

  • ABV:

    54.2%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: It is apparent that the sherry has a good amount of influence and brings some fruity sweetness in with the smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish is lengthy and brooding — aided by the considerably higher alcohol level — a lingering reminder of how this Ardbeg may be an entirely different beast, yet just as good as the 10.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: Ardbeg Uigeadail is a great whisky. The balance of the smokiness and sweetness is a beautiful harmony. Paired with the intense spice, it makes for a well-rounded palate that does not leave one wanting more.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Fewer subtleties, but this famous expression is still a lovely peater. Just not a glorious one that stands out anymore
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  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: While I have myself experienced direct showdowns between newer and older bottles of this dram and lived to bear witness to the varying personalties of each, I can also say that as a regular release Uigeadail retains a level of quality which eludes the vast majority of single malts on the market today. Shorthand: this is tasty as hell.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Coffee grounds, smoked toasted barley, prunes, tobacco leaves, sea salt, caramel--the list goes on. The sweetness is present, but isn't singing any louder than the rest of the band members.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Although this supposedly has more sherry than the Corry, it wasn’t as sweet. It was still delicious, though.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Nicely balanced. Lengthy in the finish, with smoky caramel.
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  • Intro:

    This is another cask strength (or near cask strength) offering from Ardbeg. This one has some sherry blended in, also.

  • Nose:

    Smoke. Peat. Smoke. Peat. Plastic! This is a really dense nose, and its mildly overwhelming but not in an off putting way.

  • Taste:

    Theres a whole lot more smoke in this dram, and it tastes like a big puddle of burnt plastic. Thicker, oilier. Theres some pleasant sweetness, some vanilla, faint fig and stewed fruit. Then its back to fairly aggressive peat.

  • Finish:

    The finish is long and slowly fading. No real heat, just smoke.

  • Overall:

    Although this supposedly has more sherry than the Corry, it wasnt as sweet. It was still delicious, though.

  • Score:

    6

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