Ardbeg Uigeadail, 54.2% ABV, Non Chill Filtered
Finally I have a bottle of this in my home. Here goes!
- Colour: Gold
- Nose: Peat, old oranges (like when the skin begins to go brown), light wine, dried fruit, medicinal, toffee, rather complex overall.
- Taste: Fiery with a heavy smoke, salty sweet, some seaweed, hint of those old oranges, leather.
- Finish: Slow burn, some bitter wood, peat, subtle brine, very thick and dry (not a bad thing).
This one is pretty wild, I am sure I could add more to the above, but those are the most stand out bits I detected. I honestly think this one might be my favorite, mainly due to how bloody complex it is.
I find how dry it is to be somewhat odd, as it’s unlike anything I have ever experienced. At least I know what all the hype is about, it’s a great malt. I may not be able to locate any other Ardbeg releases locally, so I will enjoy the three I have (Ten, Galileo and Uigeadail).
Final Score – 95/100