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Ardbeg Uigeadail

Been wanting this for a while

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@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

23rd Jan 2017

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    90

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I was visibly excited when i found this at a small bar in Kaifeng. Unfortunately, the bottle is in Chinese and the bartender didn't know the batch #. But hey, $9USD for a pour. I might see if I can take the bottle home. Bottle is 3/4 full.

Nose: Peat smoke as expected. Followed by some nice sweet fruit. Raisins, cherries, plums. Suprised at how sweet the fruit comes out. After a few sips i even get toffee and caramel. The sherry cask really shows in the nose.

Palate: The peat smoke really takes over the palate. Peat, charcoal, like a bbq in the mouth, along with some tingly spice brought on by the high abv I presume.

Finish: nice long finish. More peat smoke followed by a sour oaky flavor. At the very end i get a return of the caramel and toffee, but the fruit from the nose never returns.

Overall: I had high expectations for this. And yes its good. I wish the palate was a little more diverse and balanced with more flavors, but the nose and finish are simply delightful. And the sheer force and strength of flavors in this can't be beat.

Im in this town for one more day, so if anyone wants this bottle before they're all gone, let me know.

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4 comments

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

After the owner let me inspect the bottle I found the numbers I was looking for:

L13 246

2 years ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

Sounds like a good Uigeadail!

2 years ago 0

@Nock
Nock commented

@casualtorture thanks for the finding the bottle code! I have L13 245 which would have been bottled one day before the bottle you are tasting from. I agree that it is a very good batch of Uigeadail. Thanks for the review!

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

@Nock yeah I hope I can find some older batches to try. I really enjoy it when the distillers give us batch info for the specific bottle. It makes being a whisky nerd even more nerdy. Wish it was done more often.

2 years ago 0

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