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Ardbeg Uigeadail

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@VolksReview by @Volks

26th Apr 2015

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My review of Uigeadail. I can't tell you what lot number this is, but i tasted this, December 2013.

  • Nose: plenty of typical Ardbeg, smoke peat, road tar, coal fires, brine and a healthy dollop of salt but there is more to it, vanilla, sticky date pudding and loads of citrus too there is immense depth. With Water: big hit of pepper the rest is still there, although the richness is lessened. Maybe there is more peat?

  • Pallet: viscous and oily, dark chocolate cocoa then sticky sweetness, smoke and peat a lot of spices all sorts of pepper, chili more salt and citrus. With Water: more sherry, dates definitely, also figs, caramel too, this is amazing. Ardbeg is still around all the fire and brimstone you could care for, but there is complexity, contrast as well.

  • Finish: sweetness comes back and lingers, there is peat too but the finish is smooth rather than (slightly) violent, brine and dark chocolate and over extracted coffee. With Water: chocolate, pepper, peat and maritime notes, smoke as well, just lasts and lasts

  • Mark: neat – 8.5, with water – 9.1

A great whisky, a modern classic. Lovely stuff

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