The Ardbeg Uigeadail (Pronounced: Oog-a-dal) is one of the most exquisite Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It boasts a rich and complex flavor that gets you into the mood for the winter and a nice, warm log fire. This award-winning Scotch should be a must try on any Scotch-drinker’s list.
On the nose, the Uigeadail has a smoky aroma with notes of ripe cherries and dark chocolate. This Islay has a sweetness on the front from the Sherry casks it has been aged in. There is a brightness at the start that mellows into a warm, earthy smoke on the end, leaving you with a well-rounded taste. The smoky smell and taste of the Uigeadail comes from the peat used in the distillation process. Some find this characteristic of Islay Scotches to be off-putting, but I find the Uigeadail balances the smoky peat flavor very well. It does not consume the palate like I feel a Laphroaig will do, making it slightly bitter and overpowering. Instead, I feel the Uigeadail features a flavor of smoke that you would want to taste from a medium-rare steak that’s been grilled over a mesquite fire.
I like to serve this on the rocks with a splash a water, but it is still a great Scotch when served neat!
Ardbeg Distillery Limited
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
54.2% Alc by Vol
*If you are unfamiliar with Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, an excellent Scotch will run about $50 at the very least. The Uigeadail is one of the more affordable single malts for the quality.
A richly flavored Single Malt Scotch Whiskey that does not disappoint. The perfect drink at the end of the day; when it's time to relax.
- Full Bodied
- Sweet and Smoky