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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Peated Tiramisu with dirty laundry

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@GeorgyReview by @Georgy

5th Oct 2016


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NOSE: explosion of peat, burned wood, damp earth after rain kind of aromas. Creamy Ardbeg 10 notes here as well. Brown sugar, a remote hint of vanilla. With time and some water you get more tannins, and mocha type flavors. Tiramisu, walnuts, hot chocolate. Water puts out the fire of peat a lot, thus revealing that lovely sherry influence: burned caramel, mocha coffee, prunes, figs, raisins with some spice. Some hints of butane gas, rubber, leather, delicious dessert-like pastry and dirty laundry. Some lovely hints of sour cherries to it as well. Very balanced, complex and intriguing nose.

TASTE: it's firing on all cylinders: creamy, oily, sweet, sour, peppery, salty, slightly oaky with lovely chocolate sherry sweetness, peat, pickles and sherry. Slightly mineral towards the finish.

FINISH: big warm herbal finish, slightly oaky, tobacco, seaweed, barbecue notes, smoked paprika. Bonfire. Chocolate caramel. Cacao powder, kelp powder, cinnamon.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: an absolute delight. Great balance, great combination of flavors, very complex. Just a stunningly good whisky. An instant favorite!

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BlueNote commented

@Georgy. Can you find a bottling date or batch number on that one? I just got one marked L64143 18/11/2015.I haven't opened it yet, but @Victor reviewed a recent one that he thought was not up to the usual standard. The one I have open at the moment is L160129 05/11/2014 and it is excellent, easily a 92-95 pointer.

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Georgy commented

@BlueNote Good for you! I'll check mine a bit later. But as far as I remember mine is very recent: 2016

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