Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’ named after a nearby loch) is a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisin tones of old ex-Sherry casks. Sweet & savoury; salty & fruity, with a long peated, silky finish.
Nose: Multifaceted, notes of peat and little flourishes of dark sugar, freshly ground espresso beans, cereal notes and a most sophisticated tar.
Palate: Led by sweet, ripe fruit and black forest honey. A good helping of malt. The throne then usurped by a powerful peat and smoked barley.
Finish: Very long, caramel and malt weave their way through peat smoke and dark sugar and just a hint of fresh espresso coffee before it finally peters out.
Overall: Such deft balance! How wonderful to sample Ardbeg so beautifully complimented by sherry.