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Ardbeg Uigeadail

My favourit ardbeg

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@softailmanReview by @softailman

2nd Apr 2014

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I was on a big tasting with Magnus Fagerström and we tasted 25 different ardbeg. Look at www.magnuswhisky.com/whiskyklubben-slainte, and that was Amazing. So even if i tasted a lot of old ardbeg i Think Uigeadail is one of the best compared with the price.

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Rigmorole commented

It's very young now when compared to how it was even a few years ago

5 years ago 0

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softailman commented

I only have been drinking whisky since 2005. Now i drink a lot of it instead. Try to drink the 101 whisky Before you are dead!

5 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

I have a 2007 bottling unopened. To say you have been drinking it since 2005 speaks volumes. Back then, it had much older Ardbeg in it. The line of demarcation is 2011. After that, 10 years is the oldest stuff in a bottle, and usually even younger casks are mixed in. It's not the same scotch it once was. Some batches are better than others. Younger can be quite nice depending. Still, I do prefer the older batches. If given the chance to choose between a a 17 year old Ardbeg and today's Uigeadail, there would be no contest. Older Ardbegs aren't just good; they are divine. And why? Well, I think the Old Guard distillers have something to do with that. Yes, the older stuff was made by different hands, and those hands were better connected to the traditions of the past. What's the difference? Easy. It's the difference between a corporation or a company run by local folks at the top. Today's Ardbeg is owned by foreigners that make "luxury goods." Hiram Walker made better scotch. Sorry, but that's just my honest opinion. So it's not merely the age of the scotch; it's the fact that the old guard of Scotsman did not cut corners for profit.

@softailman you were drinking the good stuff back in 2005. Do you remember how it tasted? I started drinking it even later than you. I have only tasted Uigeadail from 2010, no earlier. Yes, I own a bottle form 2007, but not sure when I will get around to uncorking the treasure.

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Rigmorole commented

In all fairness, when the old stuff is gone, it's gone. That is nobody's fault. All we can do at this point is cry in our whisky and mourn the loss ;)

5 years ago 0

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softailman commented

I agree on that lot of the old ones is great. Have a Collection of 25 years old Caol Ila. I will have them as reserv for the future. Old ardbeg i quite expensive. In the weekend i was on Gothenburg whisky and beer festival. Many destilleries with new whisky, but no age. So i Think in the future old whisky will be rare!

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