Ardbeg Uigeadail

Dragon's Breath

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

jwise

Date:

9th Jul 2012

Reviewer rating:

92

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The average score for this whisky is 91.

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Tasting Notes by jwise

Mmmmmm...... Peach cobbler in a Dutch oven over the coals. Maybe some of the coals blew into the cobbler, as there is distinct smoky goodness throughout.

Nose: it definitely changes after you've had that first sip or three. At first it is a bit harsh to the uninitiated, while lively with a strong whiff of alcohol and smoke. After tasting, the nose loses its smoke and edge and becomes sweet fruit with butternut. Christmas pudding, ginger, cinnamon cloves in front of the wood burning fireplace. Don't forget the slight salt and brine. It is faint, but there.

Palate: Oh boy! Spice comes in strong, and the brine comes out stronger than on the nose. Less smoke, more peat. Faint sweetness with a fruity hint.

Finish: Lots of spice through the long finish. Citrus lingers.

Tags

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Ardbeg

Bottling:

Region:

Islay

ABV:

54.2%

Colour:

Copper

Comments

jwise

jwise wrote:

So, my wife and family refer to this whisky as "dragon's breath" as the smoke is obviously overpowering for them.

09 July 2012 03:25
Victor

Victor wrote:

Love the breath of THAT dragon!

Out of curiosity, which bottling are you reviewing, @jwise? (the white letter bottling date codes)

09 July 2012 03:36

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